I’m an ok points collector but very inexperienced points user. Have 4.5 months leave from early Sep to mid Jan. I am platinum level QFF and current have just over 600K QFF points. I have a young family of 5 who love traveling and skiing trying to do a combination of Europe, North America & Japan. Goal is the cheapest classic rewards way to get around the world starting with Europe (Sep - Dec), North America (Dec - Jan), Japan (Jan) before coming back home again.
Using classic rewards, being flexible with dates and not caring where I land or leave these countries/continents - using internal train/car/flights to travel where the climate/snow is good - I have found the below route for mid 600k points plus 2K in taxes.
Sydney to Paris CDG via Dallas in September on Qantas & AA
London Heathrow to Philadelphia in December on AA
San Francisco to Tokyo (Narita) in January on JL
Tokyo to Singapore in January on JL
Singapore to Sydney via Hong Kong on CX
Anyone more experienced know of a cheaper points way to get to these countries/continents if I don’t care where I land and when I go? Using classic rewards it seems difficult to get seats if I come direct from Japan to Aus without going through China which I am avoiding for obvious reasons.
Any advice or route suggestions greatly appreciated.