Might be a longshot, but hopefully someone has some creative ideas for this?
I’ve been collecting points seriously for a little under two years now, however I’ve only ever redeemed one set of flights (2 people, Australia to Europe return, open jaw, mix of business and first class). My main focus is Singapore Airlines (Amex MR, and Velocity points, both transferring to KF miles).
I’ve been saving (and will be for at least another year or two) towards getting 4 people return to Europe. It’s important for all 4 people to be on the same flight (2 of the people are older, travel rarely, and have never been overseas).
I know I’m going to struggle to find 4 seats in business on a single flight, especially when you consider we need to travel in Australian school holidays (my wife’s a teacher). Obviously I will look for flights as far in advance as possible, and I’m also planning to have enough points to cover 2 business and 2 first, in case that combination has better availability than 4 business. I should also mention I don’t anticipate having any status in KF when we book, so unlikely to be successful with waitlisting (at least that is my understanding).
I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned all of my constraints, so we can be flexible on pretty much anything else you can imagine. Does anyone have any other tips or things we can plan on trying, to succeed in our goal of 4 people on the one flight, all in a comfortable class, all on points?