Mileage Redemption / Pay for Air Ticket for upcoming trip?

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Hi Guys, hope someone can help me, I am confused about how the whole thing on the earn mileage/Redemption Mileage works or which is more cost effective/worthwhile. Below are some infos on my planned upcoming trip, but I am not sure if I should pay for the trip or use my mileage to redeem for the trip. Tks & Appreciates.

If someone could show me how to calculate will be greatly appreciated!

Brisbane to Tokyo (Return Trip)

BNE – TOK (Ret) @ $1322.86 inclusive & miles earn will be  8890 points

Points Redemption (Ret) = 63750  pts + $683.86 (Economy Saver Award) OR                                                          180625 pts + $719.26 (Business Saver Award)

So which is a better deal? Pay for tickets or go for mileage /points redemption?

BR,

R.

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For the Economy redemption, you’d be getting roughly 1c per point value out of your points. This isn’t a good redemption rate – I wouldn’t redeem unless you’re getting 2c or more.

For the Business Class redemption, that’s completely up to you. How much do you value flying in Business? Would you pay for it yourself? If you would value it enough to want to do it, but only by paying in points, and there’s the seats available then it’s probably a good redemption.

  • Tks alot Keith, my valuation on the business class is a max of $2500 but the actual fare is $4862 :-(, thus I wouldn’t pay for it UNLESS I need to clock up my points to achieve the next membership level. For this trip 1 out of 4 seats is on “Waitlist”, the rest are available.

    But if I gonna pay for the economy tix ($1322.86) and then use points (110500 for Return) to upgrade from Economy to Business , is it worth it & better? Tks!

    Else, seems like paying for this trip & earn the 8890 points is still the best???

  • What mileage currency is this? I assume KF as you’re referencing waitlisting.

    I guess I can’t make this decision for you as it also depends how many more miles you have as well and how happy you are to burn them – it seems marginal like you say. KrisFlyer upgrades I think seem to be poor value, from memory you pay almost what you would for an outright redemption as you would for the upgrade.

    Depends really on your preference for wanting to fly Business for this trip and whether that meets your criteria for ‘a good use of points’ in your mind. Sometimes it’s not all about the maths.

  • Tks Keith, great advice. It’s KF mileage. I haven’t got much to burn (Only sufficient to redeem for eco or biz return tix / Upgrade to biz class ~ 110k mileage). Currently I am on Silver membership and need 25,000 mileage to renew before 31st July’16 or 50,000 for Elite Gold (Which is what I am gunning for! :-) )I had just checked and seems upgrades of seat is really not worth! It’s definitely a redemption of tixs (Eco/Biz/First) or maybe paying for tix using KF point etc (Fully/Partially). Currently, my priority is to clock up the mileage to 25k/50k but just thinking if it’s worth to redeem for tix if it’s good deal (I travel at least 5 times/yr internationally from AU).

  • Tricky one! Let us know where you land.

  • Hahhaa! I am landing in Tokyo mah. I got the tix already, Economy return trip but paying half of the tix fare using some of my mileage. :-) Hope it’ worth while. But next time I guess for good use of my KF mileage, it will be either redemption of tix or full payment of tix. NOT upgrades of class…Right? :-) Since one of my objective is also to clock up on my mileage to renew my membership status as well as upgrade to Elite Gold.

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Tks Keith, great advice. It’s KF mileage. I haven’t got much to burn (Only sufficient to redeem for eco or biz return tix / Upgrade to biz class ~ 110k mileage). Currently I am on Silver membership and need 25,000 mileage to renew before 31st July’16 or 50,000 for Elite Gold (Which is what I am gunning for! 🙂 )I had just checked and seems upgrades of seat is really not worth! It’s definitely a redemption of tixs (Eco/Biz/First) or maybe paying for tix using KF point etc (Fully/Partially). Currently, my priority is to clock up the mileage to 25k/50k but just thinking if it’s worth to redeem for tix if it’s good deal (I travel at least 5 times/yr internationally from AU).

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