Flying to US & Europe on Various Frequent Flyer Points - How to Find the best usage?


My points balance is as follows:
209,145 Qantas
6,679 Virgin Velocity
84,991 AMEX Membership Rewards

I’m planning a trip for Aug-Sep going like this:
Perth => LA / San Francisco => Copenhagen => Perth

Obviously the first and last leg are more straight forward (but would still of course appreciate any insights!).
How do I go about finding the best way to use my points to get from LA to Copenhagen?

Do you reckon for such a relative complex trip it is worth using an award points booking service and if so which one?

Thanks heaps, your help is VERY much appreciated :slight_smile:


Playing with the QFF Using Points Calculator, I found the following:

PER-MEL-LAX (stopover) - LON-Copenhagen (stopover) - Dubai - PER for 165000 Qantas points in economy.

PER-SYD-SFO(stopover) - LON-Copenhagen (stopover) - Dubai - PER for 160000 Qantas points in economy.

If you plan to use your Amex points, you could do:

PER-LAX 55k Asia Miles, 60k Enrich, 75k VFF

LAX-CPH 40k Asia Miles, 47.3k Etihad

CPH-PER 48k Enrich, 55k Asia Miles, 65k VFF

It may be worthwhile investigating using Asia Miles as they allow stopovers -> costs less points (conditions apply). Point Hack article on this topic -link-