My girlfriend and I just got back from a US trip flying economy with Qantas and we would would prefer to fly at least in PE or business the next time we travel that sort of distance again.
The catch is we have no status and have no chance of getting status as we rarely fly (1 international flight every 2-3 years and the odd domestic flight). We currently have an Amex platinum edge card with about 30k points which we have had since about November last year. Considering getting the ANZ rewards card for the 50k points.
But the real question I have is even if we save up the points is it feasible that we will be able to upgrade with points to business on any reward program on overseas flights (thinking Africa or South America for our next trip) considering we will have no status? We will be happy to pay the difference if we don’t have the points.
Which program would be advisable to us? We currently have a Velocity and Qantas accounts with few points in both.
Any help would be appreciated