Hi there. I am flying my mum from the London to Sydney in Oct/Nov for a 3 month stay. On her return leg, I am flying Sydney to London return in that same month.
I collect Qantas points and have sufficient to use. However, for tax purposes I want to pay for my flight as I will work in the UK. Happy to pay for her flights too rather than use points but I won’t be able to collect points so may be better to use points for her economically.
So the other thing is I have an Amex charge card. I have concierge looking for flights already. In terms of booking a flight that we pay for, how do I maximise points - e.g. using qantaspoints website as I do for purchases in general; using certain Amex cards etc etc. Are there any advantages points wise booking cathay via qantas site etc etc.
Any hints on best value points use on the scenario? I assume getting her a flight using points as I won’t be able to accrue points myself on her flying (she would get but doesn’t collect) and paying and accruing points on my flight due to tax deductions.
Thoughts appreciated gurus!