One of the first things to understand about Qantas Points is that they can be used for a range of Qantas’ airline partners, not just for travel on Qantas flights.
We’ve covered the range of partners Qantas has here – and using your points with Emirates to New Zealand, Dubai or beyond is a great way to wring the most value from your Qantas Points.
This video from US vlogger Casey Neistat does a great and entertaining job of showing the best parts of the Emirates experience on a flight from JFK to Dubai, before connecting on another Emirates flight to Australia – the Business & First Class seats, cabins, the inflight bar and the infamous shower / spa room for First Class passengers.
I love this – it’s not the usual trip report gushing about the champagne, caviar and other formal trappings of Business & First Class – while he’s travelled heaps, he’s still got the ‘kid in a candy shop’ reaction, which I’m sure anyone else who has had an amazing first-time flight reaction will recognise too.
If Casey had used Qantas Points for his Business Class flight from New York to Dubai (which I’m 99% sure he wouldn’t have done, but we can!) then the cost would have been 84,000 Qantas Points plus fees and taxes.
For his whole itinerary – New York to Dubai, a 12 hour layover, then Dubai to Sydney, the total cost would have been 128,000 Qantas Points plus fees and taxes.
And this is how you do a 12 hour layover in Dubai. Except for the last part.
I have my own first Emirates First Class experience coming later this year. Looks like it should be fun!
More Point Hacks Emirates Guides
- How to use your Qantas Points for Emirates flights
- Review of Emirates A380 Business Class between Auckland and Melbourne
- How to use your Qantas Points for flights with Qantas airline Partners
- Should you choose Qantas Frequent Flyer or Emirates Skywards if flying with Emirates?
- How to use bank rewards points outside of Qantas to redeem for great value Emirates flights via Malaysia Airlines Enrich
If you liked the music in the first video, the last track is by rogyr on SoundCloud…