A six-hour journey across to New Zealand with all the extras you’d expect from a Qantas long-haul international flight. A great use of points to get a five-star experience.
Using 54,000 Qantas Points on this flight really is a stellar use of your Qantas balance. We cover how to easily book an award seat, what to expect in the air, and how to choose the best lounges before your flight and the best seats onboard.
Emirates A380 flights are the ones to aim for if you’re looking for comfort, service and amenities, whilst earning or redeeming Qantas Points. Here we sample their Trans-Tasman Business Class service between Auckland and Sydney.
LATAM’s Trans-Tasman service offers good value for paid Business fares on this relatively short international flight, but with long-haul grade cabins. In this overview we look at how how to use points or find good deals for LATAM flights across the Tasman.
We look at what to expect from Jetstar’s 787 Business Class between Cairns and Osaka – a serviceable way to get to Japan in relative comfort.
Cathay Pacific’s Business Class was comfortable, with good service and food – and on this trip I got to check out both of their different regional and long-haul Business Class seats.
Emirates’ Auckland lounge is a large lounge with decent buffet dining and a lot of seating for Emirates’ many international passengers departing from Auckland.
A very comfortable bed, attentive service and great award availability, let down by some minor frustrations, gives this flight a solid four-star review. This is a great use of SPG Starpoints.
This is the same plane Qatar Airways will fly to Doha from Auckland from February 2017. We give it a four-star rating for its comfortable seat and bed, excellent food and drink offerings, and spaciousness of the cabin; at times unfriendly and spotty customer service, and a frustrating IFE and remote control let this flight down.