I’m relatively new to QFF but am gradually getting my head around how to book a RTW flight. My question is when I book a Multi city dummy flight (for RTW) that has to include an Emirates flight (due to availability) it is usually 640k rather than 560k points for 2 people. I understand that Emirates is not part of one world and so the extra points but is having Emirates in RTW actually allowed?
Take Emirates out of the equation – then you can get round the world, 5 stops for 140k economy, 280k business (if under 35,000 miles I think?). Don’t forget many airlines/flights available don’t show up when searching – you need to call them. (ie JAL). Good luck!
Thanks for your reply Warren. I have read the article thanks but not up to speed totally yet. I’m trying to book a Multi City flight MEL-ZRH LHR-Montreal JFK-MEL (obviously with surface sectors). When I can get Cathay, BA and Qantas flights I can get it for 560k points for 2. When I have to have one sector with Emirates the points go to 640k. So I presume I am changing from a Oneworld RTW booking to a Partner redemption. If this this the case, not that it’s a problem, I wouldn’t be bound by RTW conditions if Emirates is involved.
Does that make sense or am I totally confused?
Thanks for your answer duckiee. So if all the points add up to 640k on a Multi City flight can I book under this system and so technically it’s not a RTW flight?
Sorry I don’t really understand your response.
What you are trying to do is a Oneworld RTW redemption. As Emirates is not a Oneworld member (they are only a Qantas partner), having an Emirates flight would change this to a Partner redemption instead of a Oneworld redemption. There are about 4 different point charts for Qantas.
As long as you stay within the limitations of a oneworld, RTW redemptions are really good value.
Have a read of this article if you haven’t already. It might answer some of your questions. https://www.pointhacks.com.au/qantas-round-the-world-classic-award-guide/
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