Can any one assist with the best way to make a Qantas classic reward booking for First Class flights to Europe and back?
Booking a multi city outbound flights from Australia to Germany is considerably cheaper in fees, taxes and other carrier charges then booking a multi city inbound flights from Germany to Australia using Qantas frequent flyer points (it is cheaper by about $500)
The reason for the two separate bookings is the amount of time between outbound and inbound trips (about 5 weeks). I want to be able to snap up the outbound flights as soon as possible (353 days out) and the inbound flights to Australia won’t be released at the time I need to make the first booking.
Is it feasible to do only one reward booking for the multi city flights Australia - Germany - Australia 353 days ahead of time and pick a temporary date for the Germany to Australia return flights (eg 1 day after the outbound flights)?
This single rewards booking incurs only the AUS fees, taxes and most importantly “other carrier charges” saving around $500.
Then 5 weeks later when the reward flights are released make a change to the booking to select these new dates for the return flights.
I realise there is a 5000 point cost per person involved for making changes to the date for the return flights.
Is this a reasonable idea or is it a major risk.? There is a significant amount of QFF points involved and I would hate to somehow lose them, by screwing up the change for the return flights to Australia.