I am looking to book flights from Melbourne to Los Angles and back in Dec/Jan with points that I have accumulated and am having a little trouble. When I search the ‘Where can I go’ section it gives me points totals of around 50K each way for economy seats but when I look to book the flights they are significantly more points, approx 150,000 each way. Am I doing something wrong? Also, would you recommend paying for flights and using points to upgrade as a better use of points? I have approx 300,000 Qantas points.
Thanks in advance!