British Airways 777 First Class overview – Sydney to Singapore

I had long wanted to try British Airways’ only First Class service to Australia, with their daily Sydney – Singapore – London flight operated by a Boeing 777.

Award seat availability for using your points is not terrible, especially for well-planned or later bookings and availability is shown on the Qantas website. I redeemed 50,000 AAdvantage miles that I had purchased specifically for this flight. Continue reading…

Meet the Point Hacks team and see how each person travelled to Singapore for our catchup

The Point Hacks crew just wrapped up a team meetup in Singapore last month. As we are spread from coast-to-coast in Australia, across to Auckland, up to The Philippines and over to the US, we enjoyed getting to spend some time face-to-face.

The picture above is of us on a sunset walk along the Southern Ridges (which we’d highly recommend on your next Singapore stopover!). Now you can put faces to names for some of our team (L-R): Warren, Keith, Matt, Todd, Sheena, Steven and Daniel. Continue reading…

Route & airline options when using American Airlines AAdvantage miles to get to Europe from Australia or New Zealand

American Airlines AAdvantage miles are some of the most valuable out there, so when AAdvantage miles go on sale, the astute points-collectors take note and consider buying them to redeem for Business or First Class flights.

While the act of redeeming them isn’t actually too hard, understanding the routing and ticket rules, and performing the research required to find flights can take time.

This post covers which airlines, routes, rules and costs apply to American Airlines AAdvantage tickets between New Zealand and Europe.
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British Airways 777 Club World Business Class Review – BA16/BA15 Sydney to Singapore to London, and back

It might seem like I travel a lot, but in reality, I get a couple of long-haul trips in each year – sometimes to to Hong Kong, for work, or maybe to Europe to visit family. This trip is an absolute anomaly – a compelling reason for work came up for me to be in Oslo for a couple of days, and rather fly there and back in such a short space of time, I tacked on a couple of days visiting family in the UK as well.

I’m lucky with work travel in that I can work directly with our travel agent to configure itineraries and carriers that work best for both my employers AND my needs – whether that’s routings, costs, timetables, or alliances. This review is going to cover off my research and thought process for choosing British Airways, the experience of flying with Europe’s only carrier left operating flights to Australia, and dealing with a trip with 50+ hours of travel vs 80 hours on the ground.

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