Long time reader first time Questioner
Have recently caught the points collecting bug and have been a busy bee collecting points from various sources,
One of my bucket lists is to fly in the top First Class airlines, it seems SIngapore, Etihad, Emirates are in the top 3 depending on opinion.
For Australia to Europe redemptions,
Krisflyer is 296,000 points plus $300 odd in taxes
However, looking at Etihad and Emirates, the points required are all 400,000 points with $1000-$1500 in taxes/surcharges,
I have looked at qantas, Amex, velocity and etihad and Emirates programs, and unless im doing it wrong, the points and taxes combo are so much higher compared to Krisflyer.
If I’m absolutely set on flying Etihad and Emirates First Class, is there a way to get both or more importantly the taxes down to Krisflyer levels?