International Upgrades are one of the most "cost-effective" uses for points, or full international J/ F awards, particularly a OneWorld Explorer award in J or F class.michaelblain said:What is everyones ideas on the best value for redeeming points overall.
I understand that flights generally provide more value for points, but long haul short haul, upgrades etc etc....
dajop said:Also, I found in American Airlines in US is good value, as the same points scale applies as does Qantas domestically. I used 20,000 points for a fare from NYC - Florida at short notice, when the cheapest fare I could find anywhere (even on the low cost carriers) was over A$700!
Jetboy said:Great advice Shillard.
Later this year I need to go to Venice and have been wondering about the economics of flying direct through Singapore or adding on a few other sectors.
I am surprised by this - last time I took a RTW in J (D) class (Oneworld Global Explorer) (May last year), I had J class on AA domestic. Have the rules changed since May 2002? Are you able to clarify?If you buy a J RTW ticket, AA will put you in Y on domestic flights, you MUST purchase the F RTW product to fly in F. Upgrade chances are slim with AA as a QF Elite - I've been Platinum for ages and often flown LAX-ORD return on AA, and across to Atlanta & Charleston SC, with only ONE upgrade in history.