Hi, heading over the ditch with the wife in July. Scored business tickets from Sydney to Christchurch for $550 each and have used points upgrade to First Class (only 32500 points to upgrade both of us).
On the way back I was going to use points for First Class (108,000 pts and $150 for 2 tickets), but I can currently get the Business cash fare for $980 and then an upgrade for 32,500 for both.
So if I was to use only points I would be getting 0.011c value per point ($980-150 = $830; 108,000-32500 = 75,500; 75,500pts/$830 = 0.01099)
Where if I paid for Business class and upgraded, using a value of $2000 for the First class tickets (sale fares are around $1100 each but i wouldn’t pay over $1000 each cash for this for) I would be getting 0.031c per point ($2000-980 = $1020; $1020/32,500 = 0.0314)
Firstly have I calculated the above correctly? And secondly any advice?
Points aren’t an issue, I have plenty to burn but also don’t want to waste them.
Thank you in advance.