Hoping you can help.
What’s the best and simplest way to book one trip for two people, one on points one on cash?
I’d like to book a trip for my wife and I to Western Europe sometime next year (anywhere, anytime) in business class using points for her ticket and cash for mine, because I can business expense mine.
Started following PointHacks a year ago, got focused, got 850k QF Points. Yay. But still Bronze.
After much effort, I booked her Classic Rewards MEL HKG on QF and HKG to AMS on CX in J
Went to book the same itinerary for myself Qantas’ website, learnt I can’t book the CX flights there. OK, fine. Booking the QF and CX on their respective websites was around $4k more than a straight QF flight MEL AMS MEL in J. Ouch. If I stick to one carrier or code-share, much more affordable but they don’t align with Classic Reward availability, like I can’t even see those paid flights in the ‘points only’ search.
Can you help give me some broad advice on how best to book a flight to Europe for two people, one on points, one with cash?
I’d be greatly appreciative.