I know that the Thai Orchid program is largely written off (rightly so) given the outrageous mileage costs, but I’ve found what might be an interesting option and wanted to know if anyone has booked it or can confirm that I’m reading this correctly. I’m looking to book a trip to Palau, and Thai groups Australia and Palau in the same region, with a cost of 45,000 points in J on a Star Alliance carrier. This seems like a fantastic deal, given that Australia and NZ are in different regions and price out at 50,000 for a simple Sydney - Auckland flight in business.
So, can anyone confirm? Asiana flight via Seoul to Palau from Sydney for 45K in J? I’m not sure if the chart is return or one way, but either way as an Amex partner it seems a good deal.
Does anyone have experience booking awards with Thai airways?