Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 23 Jul 2018
Total posts 5
Hi all, my partner and I are thinking of booking a holiday to London in December. We're aiming to leave on the 15th and return a month later (unsure of the exact date yet). We can view flight prices for 15th December, but January 2020 prices don't seem to be available on most airlines just yet.
Member since 06 Aug 2017
Total posts 90
At best, you'll have enough points for no more than one one-way Economy redemption or upgrade to PE/Business. You also need to take into consideration the time of year -- it's unlikely that you'll be able to find a flight redemption for December/January as that is a peak period. My advice would be that you pay for your flights this time around, and save your points for later.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 02 Sep 2018
Total posts 344
65k is not a whole lot. Best case is to get you Business class ticket to Hong Kong and from there book a flight to London. In this case, I would quickly acquire more points through credit card sign-ups if you were planning to use your points to fund the trip.
Member since 18 Jan 2017
Total posts 22
Member since 25 Feb 2014
Total posts 6
Yeh - This really is a tricky one and does highlight the issues faced when an airline you have all your loyalty and points with is not an equal partner with a global alliance.
Thanks all for the very helpful replies and advice! I really appreciate the assistance.What we've decided to do now is a little different from the initial plan; we're flying from Melbourne to Dublin via Qatar Airways, leaving 12-Dec, and then flying back from Paris to Melbourne via Qatar again on 17-Jan (as a multi-city "open jaw" booking). Flights for 17-Jan should be available within the next few days as I can see 16-Jan at the moment.
Member since 02 Dec 2016
Total posts 102
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