ff-redemptionOne member this week gets a crash course in the best ways to redeem frequent flyer points. This member has enough toasters and Woolworths gift vouchers and instead wants to get the best bang for their points on flight redemptions.

Our trusty members are quick to rally and provide some invaluable hints, tips and tricks on the best way to maximise the value of points.

A word of warning is sounded and our members advise that international economy ticket redemption often attracts additional surcharges and is often not great points value.

One nifty use of points is to book an economy ticket and then use the points to upgrade to business class. This is a value-laden way to use points. However, the drawback is that the availabilities of upgrades are sparse and often reserved for status-holding passengers.

Purchasing a full point’s first-class fare can be an economically sound use of points but again these fares are also usually reserved for high status members.

One member has found that in recent years redemption of points on domestic fares has proven to be good value. The availability of flights is also generally greater and there is more flexibility in travel times.

Add your handy hints and tips for flight redemptions HERE.

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