Experiences

My own travels and trip reports – pictures of my own use of points and discounts on airlines and in hotels around the world.

Case study: Hacking around the world in Business Class for less than $10,000 (Part 3)

My partner and I have just returned from six weeks travelling around the world. We redeemed 280,000 Qantas Points per person for a oneworld Classic Flight Reward to fly Business Class, so we could lie flat all the way.

Our itinerary had ten segments and each one was in a different airline-aeroplane combination. As they say in the safety video, ‘every plane is different’ and this is true for each service offering. Continue reading…

Case study: Hacking around the world in Business Class for less than $10,000 (Part 1)

Last year, my partner and I flew to Europe, Japan and Hong Kong in Business Class on a oneworld Classic Reward redemption fare. This year, we again flew around the world in Business Class and stayed in 4- and 5-star hotels, using points almost all the way.

Thanks to lessons learned here on Point Hacks, we travelled for six weeks and spent less than $10,000 on all our transport and accommodation. Continue reading…

Malaysia Airlines A330 Business Class overview

Malaysia Airlines’ relatively modern A330 Business Class from Kuala Lumpur features on most of their routes to Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. This particular flight was the continuation of a trip from London to Sydney.

Award availability using points – such as Qantas Points or Asia Miles – is usually decent, so Malaysia Airlines can offer a decent alternative to Qantas and Emirates when redeeming points for travel to Asia or the UK.
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