I need to seek out the collective wisdom of you guys. I have looked through most (I think) threads on this topic but so far want to make sure I’m on the right track. I have Velocity Gold, and my friend has Velocity Red. We both want to fly to USA in business class (open to JFK if its worthwhile). What is the cheapest way for us to do this? Realising it may be a different solution for both of us due to the different statuses. I have previously flown from SYD > LAX in business class using points. From what I have seen I can: Purchase business reward seats for ~88,000 points each way, but deal with poor availability. Purchase a freedom ticket and upgrade it for 45,000 points each way. For the red status: Purchase business reward seats for ~88,000 points each way, but deal with poor availability. Is this it? Or is there a better solution I have missed? Final destination is JFK, but happy to do my internal USA flights in economy. Appreciate any assistance.