First time posting here, but want to start planning in advance!
My fiancee and I are planning for our honeymoon late in 2018 - planned itinerary as follows:
For flights #2 and #4, we were hoping to book Business. Other sectors can be in Economy/Premium Economy. The European sectors don’t have to depart/arrive at Zurich if it’s cheaper at other ports where there are more flight options e.g. Frankfurt or Paris.
Cash fares on a one-way basis appear significantly cost prohibitive, so what would be the best way to achieve the above without breaking the bank?
We don’t currently have a lot of points between us for to book a RTW fully using points (but are enrolled in multiple mileage programs). In particular, I have Asia Miles (~44k), QF (~38k) and AMEX (~50k) points to use. Would oneworld / Star Alliance or other RTW fares allow international upgrade awards (e.g. JAL or QF)? To make up any remaining balance, I could purchase points as required, or other credit card strategies etc.
Or would it be easier to simply book business all the way on a cash basis?
Any advice appreciated!