Member since 11 Dec 2018
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I realise this may be covered elsewhere, but it is a daunting prospect for a newbie to find the best and current information.
I find myself in a position where I will be travelling to HK and China frequently for a small business I set up as a side gig. Happy to fly to Beijing/Shanghai with majors or to Chengdu/Xian etc.
I have hundreds of thousands of points with both Comm Bank and Westpac Altitude which I believe I can convert to FF points with Qantas/Singapore/CP, or else I can swap them for a new toaster and kettle (or several).
I am hoping to buy economy seats and then upgrade them to business using points - is this a good strategy?
If so, is it easier to get points upgrades with Qantas/Singapore/CP. Which airline is the best for upgrade availability?
Thanks in advance
Member since 24 Apr 2012
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Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 02 Sep 2018
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You can transfer your points from both credit cards to Cathay Pacific Asia Miles which would allow you to upgrade on Qantas flights to China and Hong Kong. However, you will have to pay the upgrade lottery as upgrades are not instantly confirmed unless there is also award availability. Also, the success of such a lottery would highly depend on your OneWorld status preferably with CP. You can find the award chart on the Asia Miles website, and keep in mind the one class upgrade restriction. You can only upgrade from economy to premium economy (if flying a plane that has premium economy), or economy to business (if there is no premium economy), or premium economy to business. Keep in mind the fare class restrictions in upgrading as cheaper sale fares are often not eligible for upgrade.
On upgrades using Asia Miles, that's incorrect - Asia Miles can't be used for upgrades on Qantas flights: for that, you'll need Qantas Points.Asia Miles can only be used to book Qantas flights (but not to upgrade).
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Converting credit card points to FF points to upgrade to business class on Qantas (or Singapore/CP)
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