Best Uses of Points Guides
Looking for more inspiration for how to spend your hard-earned frequent flyer points?Here is a comprehensive list of all of our Best Uses of Points guides. There may be some overlap but each guide has its own twist.
The feedback I hear from many Point Hacks readers is that while Qantas Points are easy to earn, they are increasingly tough to redeem, so knowing where to get the best value out of them becomes important. Here are six of our top recommendations.
Skywards doesn’t offer many good value redemption options or an easy way to redeem on partner airlines. However, if you do find yourself with a substantial Skywards balance, you’ll find some good value redemptions on Emirates, Qantas, Korean Air and Japan Airlines flights from New Zealand and around the region.
With changes to Velocity’s award chart coming into effect earlier this month, it was time for us to revise where the best redemptions of Velocity points can be found. Thankfully, there are still some good-value opportunities.
KrisFlyer offers some well-known redemptions on its own flights – but its partners can provide value too. Here’s our take on some of the best uses of a chunky KrisFlyer balance.
The best uses of Etihad Guest miles for travellers based in New Zealand are for Virgin Australia flights, American Airlines flights to Los Angeles and beyond, and Philippines Airlines direct services between Auckland and Cairns.
It does not take many points to fly this luxurious product, however, you may want to book before November 2018.
These ‘fifth-freedom routes’ represent a novel opportunity to redeem your Qantas Points when you are nowhere near Emirates megahub in Dubai.
Cathay Pacific’s frequent flyer program is one of our favourites due to its consistently lower-than-average award redemption rates and high-quality airline partners. Here are our top tips for getting maximum value from your Asia Miles balance.
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Fly Cathay Pacific First Class for just 26,000 points, enjoy Emirates luxury with a return trip to Australia, and forgo high cash fares in Economy by using your Qantas Points to their maximum value.