Is First Class to Europe worth paying the additional points for?


#1

Hey team,

My question is a two in one. I am looking at going to Europe next year (don`t mind what city). We have a large balance of QFF points. Does anyone have any recommendation for which airline is best to use redemption for? The second question is: is first really worth the extra points? or is business suitable on the long haul flight?

Thanks in advance,

Seb


#2

Hi sebastian94,

If you are using Qantas points to get to EU, I would recommend Emirates (high surcharge), Cathay Pacific (if you can find award space) or Finair (heard good reviews).

If you are sitting on a large QF balance (large enough that it wouldn’t mean less trips in the near future), I would suggest First class if you can get it. As the taxes charged for Business and First are the same. First class is getting rarer.

If you are just after a comfy seat to sit and sleep in, most business seats get the job done.


#3

Having done both to Frankfurt and back I’d only go first again if all legs could be day flights. At night you just want to sleep and J is plenty for that imo.


#4

thanks team, really appreciate your responses! Been a great help