Looking for advice in planning Sydney to Los Angeles flights for a family of 4


Im new to the points hacking community, so looking for advice.

Im planning/budgeting for a USA road trip holiday for 2027. Its for a family of 4 (both kids under 12) We are hoping to use points for the flights currently we have 400k worth of points (will probably have double when booking) we are planning for later in the year.

I like to plan ahead hence sooo far out.

  1. Is there any advice on securing the seats and dates we want?
  2. How far out should/can I book reward seats?
  3. Any other tips?



Hello and welcome @JRMAN

Planning ahead is good! In my experience, the more you’re able to plan ahead, the better your chances of getting the flights you want.

The two Point Hacks articles below are in need of updating, but they’re a good place to start. Have a read and then get back to us if you have any more questions.

All the best!

Thanks for the info. ill have a read