Hi all, very new to this card and points world.
Quick background, I’m 2nd generation QF employee so have staff travelled around the world once or twice, but as most QF employees will know it’s becoming harder and harder to get a J class seat on Staff Travel. This also means I have no bloody idea what I’m doing using points!
My wife and I joined AMEX platinum after a lot of research and blind faith 3 months ago and have quickly got to almost 150k points. Two questions.
April sees the change over of points, more points for the dollars you spend but less points for the airlines. Currently 1:1 conversion, April goes to 2:1 serverly reducing the points effectiveness. Do I make the change over to an airline points program just before? And who to I go to?
For those of you who have the Platinum card, what are effective ways to manage/use the perks and points?
Ps any QF group employees with tips using staff travel and points would be greatly appreciated!