Help needed - best fare/SC/travel SYD-SFO with side options - for mid-June

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  1. themaiz

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    Hi all, and especially system gurus. Looking for a way to get max SC and impact on a revenue trip to the US... before everything changes on 1 July.

    I am a volunteer board member with an international professional society, and I have *just* been given approval to travel SYD/SFO in mid-June... Timing is what it is, unfortunately. Funding level is cheap Y (ie: Q/N/S etc. Junque class)

    My guess is that I need to have an itinerary in place pretty soon, or risk losing even affordable revenue seating.

    So here's the challenge:
    * SYD to SFO (and back :D ), departing between 12 and 14 June 2014. Coming back no earlier than 20 June.
    * definitely want to use this as a SC run with QF and OW. Could be interested in an option which gets me from back from PS to SG or better with VA, but I have less leverage there.
    * there is around $2200 in the kitty to fund the trip (ie: enough to do a junque-class fare with QF)
    * I can throw some points at the deal if points+cash works better
    * I can spend a bit of extra time to do a milk run, certainly on the way back
    * my mother-in-law lives in SRQ, so I can always justify a side trip
    * my other mother-in-law (don't ask) lives in NYC, close to EWR but accessible from JFK
    * I could justify stopping off in BNE for some days on the way back
    * and... gee, it would be nice to have a better seat than Y

    I've followed some of the threads on JASA and other options. OMG. I know when I'm out of my depth and it's time to phone a friend.

    All advice appreciated.

    TheMaiz.
     

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