Would love some advice if possible. My partner as 121K Velocity Points, and our Altitude credit card has 401K points on it (equivalent to about 200K Velocity Points).
I am thinking about the following options:
should I convert these Altitude points to Flight Centre cards (to redeem about $1700) and then use this as a discount off the cost of two airfares (to Athens on Etihad) paying cash (currently $2400 each ticket)?
is it better I convert the Altitude points to Velocity Points, purchase two fares to Athens on Etihad using cash, and then use the total 321K Velocity Points to upgrade the seats to Business there and back?
I am having trouble finding the best option. I did a dummy booking using Velocity and I didn’t have enough points for economy return to Athens, even accounting for the Altitude points (198K Sydney to Abu Dhabi one way, and 237K Abu Dhabi to Sydney total for two people)… I don’t understand as their points table shows I don’t need this many points…
Thanks for your help in advance!