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St Nick

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As a new poster i am looking for some advice
I want to take my 8 year old to Athens in June 06 for a 3-4 week trip.

I will have approx 500,000 points QFF points from various cards - Mainly Amex. (stinks how NAB rewards are only .75 = 1 FF) :x

Aiming to spend a few days in London on the way home.

The Qantas website suggests flying to Singapore then Gulf Air to Bahrain - AThens. I am waiting on an email to tell me how many points willbe required.
Am considering trying to get enough points to fly Bus class as i think it would make my life a lot easier with a child (+ more comfortable for me !) :D

If i could convert them to Kris miles SIngapore airlines would fly me to AThens without the need to go to London, but i am not sure if I would be able to do it with the points from Amex.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
St Nick
 

NM

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St Nick, welcome to AFF.

I don't know where you got the recommendation to use Gulf Air. They are not a QF FF program partner and you cannot redeem QF FF points for flights on Gulf Air.

The only way I can see to get to ATH using QF FF points is via LHR using BA. To do this as SYD-LHR-ATH, then ATH-LHR and then LHR-SYD will cost 64,000 + 18,000 + 64,000 points = 146,000 points in economy (or 292,000 in business class).

There are a few options to reduce the points cost slightly. Using the QF/BA award as a group of one-way flights, you could book the SYD-LHR-ATH and LHR-SYD in business class, and the ATH-LHR in economy, for a total of 274,000 points each.

Another option is to use the OneWorld Award which is 142,500 points in economy or 281,500 in business class. This award permits you up to 5 stopovers and up to 35,000 miles travelled, so you cna get to more than just ATH if you want to.

You cannot conver QF FF points to any other program. But if you points are still in the Amex program then you have some choice to transfer to something else instead of QF.
 

Kiwi Flyer

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Welcome to AFF St Nick :)

IIRC SQ KrisFlyer is a partner of Amex so you may be able to use SQ via SIN to ATH (assuming you have enough miles and there is availability).

SQ's service to ATH is only 3 times a week - on Mo, We, Fr
 

St Nick

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Thanks NM And Kiwi flyer for your input

Kiwi flyer, i checked out Singapore airlines but it looked like only amex cards from asia were able to be converted. please correct me if i am wrong.

Thanks again
 
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