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: How I hit Europe, Japan and Hong Kong in Business Class using 280,000 Qantas Points (Part I)

Sydney-based Point Hacks reader Bevan Smith is an avid traveller and well-versed frequent flyer.

He has just returned from a seven-week holiday to Europe, Japan and Hong Kong, and used only 280,000 Qantas Points + under $1,100 AUD in taxes and fees to fly Business Class the whole way.

Bevan wanted to share how he got hold of the points in the first place, how he booked the flights, and what he thought of some of the flights and lounges. Continue reading…

Malaysia Airlines A380 First Class overview – London to Kuala Lumpur

Earlier this year, I was looking to travel back from London to Sydney, and with a stash of Asia Miles to burn and availability in Malaysia Airlines First Class, I took the opportunity to check out Malaysia Airlines’ most premium cabin.

Unfortunately, as I explain below, the next six months (until early March 2018) may serve as your last opportunity to try Malaysia Airlines First Class with the A380 fading from their fleet in the near future. Continue reading…