I've answered this question in the latest episode: Podcast Episode 15: The Qantas Oneworld AwardHi Matt.
Thanks for producing a great podcast. I look forward to listening to episodes as soon as they're released. My question relates to redeeming with Alaska Air. I have been curious about Alaska after hearing your podcasts, seeing that it's possible to buy miles on sale and with bonuses and importantly because they fly to USA (or partners). Every time i look to book in Business there are only "mixed cabin" options available in Business or First, with the international leg between Australia and the US always in Economy which defeats the purpose of trying to score Business. Have you ever seen a Business class seat available when redeeming with Alaska? Any tips to find one?
Thank you. Mike
Thanks Scott, I will talk about this in a future episode.Hi Matt,
Fantastic podcast, this coming from someone who doesn't normally listen to them!
My partner and I have our sights set on business class tickets next Feb/Mar, Perth To Japan return. We currently have 70k Qantas points with another 250K+ arriving throughout the next 6 month.
My question is, was this the most sensible choice of a rewards program for these flights? Also what is the best method for newbies to find the correct program once they have chosen the destination.
I of course do know about your sister website, frequent flyer solutions, however I have not explored throughly.
Is it as simple as using rewards programs that allow transfers to different airlines programs? I hope this has not been answered before and was hoping you had an answer to help all newbies.
Please note, at this stage, chasing status is not a priority.
Thank you in advance Scott