What are the best ways to redeem award seats from Melbourne to Tokyo using Qantas points?

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Hi all,

I am flying from Melbourne to Tokyo 11th April – 25th April.

I found circa $573 return with Jetstar, so was going to book Via Qantas???
Should I be booking with Qantas as they have deals from $773 and then upgrading with points?

I am trying to figure out what is the best way to book using my QFF point, it’s sitting at a small amount of 100,000.

Should I be paying for a flight and then using points to upgrade?

I also want to maximise the amounts of points that I accrue when travelling. Would love your input so much, as I know there are many FF experts.

Let me know and thank you so much in advance.
Loads of questions, I love the info so much on this site!

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Unfortunately, you cannot use Qantas points to upgrade your Jetstar flight. If you really want to, you could use your Qantas points to redeem a Jetstar Business Class ticket.

Additional info from AUSBT article here.

Hope that helps.

  • If you are redeeming a reward seat outright, usually you don’t earn any points from that, compared to paying for a seat with cash (credit card). However, there are the odd instances where you get lucky and get credited some miles. However, don’t bank on that happening.

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