Brisbane to Athens Points Flight

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Hi all, I have enjoyed reading many on the articles in this forum and finally have a question and seek some advice from those far more experienced.
I am a Qantas Club FF Member with sufficient points accumulated for 4 return flights to Europe , in particular to Athens. All Qantas flights go via London, adding about 10 more hours to an already long flight.I also have over 1.3m Amex points accumulated.
I seek your advice on how to best use my points to go from Brisbane to Athens return using my points . I am planning to take my family of 4 next Aug/Sep 07.
Thanks in advance.
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The most important thing I can recommend is that you take whatever routing is available to you and an FF award. Needing 4 seats on the same flights will limit your options. So routing via London will provide access to the most number of flights.

The only OneWorld Operated flight to/from ATH are by BA from LHR and IB from BCN and MAD. Getting to BCN or MAD from Australia means routing via two intermediate points such as SIN/FRA (with QF) or HKG/CDG (with CX).

With your Amex points you will have enough to tarvel in business class if you can find the availability. But finding 4 business class award seats on the same flights will not be easy.
 

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You will have more options next year when Malev, Royal Jordanian and Japan Airlines join One World. IIRC, RJ can get you SIN-AMM-ATH with no backtracking. I think they will join in April 2007, not sure when they will open award bookings. oneworld - Home
 
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