Im new to points programs and have read the beginners guides, still looking for advice please.
I want to fly 2x Pax return from Melb to Koh Samui (USM) in may/June 2019, business class preferred.
I currently have 160,000 QFF points, gold status (soon to be platinum)
Also have 100,000+ AMEX Ascent points.
Ive tried using the QANTAS website to look at award availability, and there is some, but none of the flights look suitable (all during the day, i want to fly overnight to really enjoy the lie-flat beds)
I just read this article: https://www.pointhacks.com.au/qantas-points-emirates-fifth-freedom-routes/
Seems like the emirates business class from melb to singapore could be a good option, but i couldnt see them on the QANTAS website (as the guide suggests)
Can i use my points to fly with other airlines like emirates, malaysia or singapore?
If yes, whats the best flights/way to redeem these points?