Does anyone have advice on how we can use our points for part of a return trip to Europe in August 2015? I phoned the QF Club service line and the "advice" was that I should not do what I wanted to book because it would be more expensive! We want to fly Syd/Dubai/Oslo return and use our current points balance for either one Syd/Dub return or two one way flights. Emirates will be flying Dub/Oslo direct with QF codeshare at that time. The return flight dates are not available yet, as Emirates does not schedule until about 339 days before. Don't want to go via Heathrow and prefer to fly Premium Economy or Business for the long first and last legs. By the time the return points flights are available the outward leg points will be gone. I did get an email response from Qantas that advised us to book upgradeable economy or use points plus pay. The former is useless to us as there is no guarantee of getting the upgrade and the latter is, in my opinion, very poor value use of points. Having been a Qantas Club life member since 1990 we are trying to be loyal Aussies and use QF, and don't mind paying their slightly higher fares. Must say I was disappointed not to get some real help from the club service people, in view of the fact that we are offering to pay for most of the trip in real money. Any advice appreciated.