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I’ve found the exact same issue when booking my wife and I our
European escape coming up in June. We wanted to transit through DBX on our way
to Amsterdam. We booked it around late September but having said that we were
on QF’s website everyday looking at what they released.
Neither of us are any frequent flyer status of note (ie
bronze) so that would have put us on the back foot to begin with and I had
heard that Emirates were reducing their reward seats to QF but not 100% how
true that is/was.
I was particularly surprised at the lack of seats given
emirates flies out of Syd 2-3 times a day. In the end we used our points successfully
to get all the way to Amsterdam via DBX in J class HOWEVER we have to go via
Manilla as another stopover but I believe it ended up being 1-2k fewer points
in totality. It is a slight inconvenience but at the end of the day its still
not a bad outcome as we’re going over there for 10 weeks so a night stopover
isn’t the worst.
So if you’re not lucky getting on EK408 you may have to go
via another port, not ideal but it’s the individuals choice. Im a plane nerd so
I didn’t mind the extra leg and gives us a chance to experience three different
J classes (QF A330, EK 777, EK A380).
We ended up trying 1001 combinations working backwards to
get Business Rewards by working out where say Qantas and Emirates meet at a
halfway point hence the SYD-MAN-DBX. Places of note we tried were, Singapore, HK, Seoul,
Bangkok, to name a few.
Whether or not this was the best strategy, it worked for us and
that’s at a Bronze level.
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