This is my first time posting and hoping to get some tips as i am not familiar with asia miles.
So I want to book a return ticket from sydney to manila later this year in business class for my wife, daughter (infant) and myself.
I have already booked a business class one way ticket from Sydney - Manila for the family through Qantas frequent flyer so that leg is sorted.
Where I am having a bit of issue is that when i want to book from Manila - Sydney through asiamiles (i ran out of qantas points but have asia miles) it says i need to transit through HK due to flight availability so i require 70,000 points instead of 45,000 which is what it would be if there was a direct flight.
I currently have around 80,000 points which is enough for me to book a one way ticket in business for my family (with top up option) but when i called, the agent said i cant because i now require 70,000 points because the flight transits through hong kong.
I’ve been reading some of the articles about transits/stopovers to optimise the flights but don’t quite understand.
So i want to see if anyone can help me figure out the best way to use my 80,000 points to get my family a one way business class from Manil to Sydney.
In addition, do you know how much the infant ticket costs for asia miles reward booking?