Member since 22 Feb 2017
Total posts 10
I travel to the east coast of the USA several times per year from Adelaide, typically on Qantas (Platinum). I'm looking for some suggestions to use some accumulated points for business class awards. I've never flown Qantas A380 business, but the sky beds look outdated, especially compared to the A350/787 business flights on Qatar for example. I also fly Qantas quite a bit so I'm happy to try something else out even if it does take longer in transit. I'm curious if anybody has any ideas?
Member since 07 Jan 2011
Total posts 127
Have a read of this article - https://www.ausbt.com.au/here-are-the-best-flights-to-new-york-which-skip-that-lax-stopover
Member since 18 Nov 2015
Total posts 110
The Qantas Skybed II is now totally outdated when compared to basically any business class of any reputable airline.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 06 Nov 2014
Total posts 158
How many points do you have? Just note that when it comes award redemptions, availability is another factor that you need to consider not just the airline product.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 15 Nov 2017
Total posts 143
Likely to be underwhelmed with an american airline (particularly United). Could try the new Singapore extra long haul flight to New York when it becomes available but its on Star Alliance.
Member since 01 Nov 2016
Total posts 142
Why not try Qantas from BNE to JFK via LAX on the 787 which starts next month.
Member since 02 Jul 2018
Total posts 9
Have been doing some research on Perth to US ( East Coast) award availability . Going to US seems CX has the most availability with QR coming home from East Coast ( to Perth) .
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