I am planning to fly to Europe with 2 little kids.
After reading and educating myself about points, reward flights, credit cards, buying points etc I came up with 2 different scenarios to be able to fly as comfortable as possible considering I am not flying alone. My ideal destination airports would be either Vienna or Budapest. Flying either around April or September.
The route between SYD and VIE/BUD with Qatar, Emirates, Etihad with 1 stop only. Or SYD - BUD with Singapore and Swiss with 2 stops (Singapore, Zurich). Ideally in Business but not exactly certain I would have enough points for this. My plan is to buy Avios for all 3 of us from Qatar when on promotion.
The main worry here is that according to forum posts I read AUS - EU reward ticket possibility is apparently very difficult. Even for people with enough points. This route would be better option as there is only one stopover, I am looking at flights to get us to EU fast and without long stopovers.
Can I please ask if it is possible to book reward flight considering it is for 3 people or should I just forget about this option? I dont want to risk, buy Avios and end up with no ticket.
Take flight to these 5 Asian cities : Singapore, Jakarta, Manila, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur.
Take economy to one of these cities and then (hopefully) take business from Asia to EU. Apparently it is easier to book reward flight from Asia than from Australia. For this I shortlisted following airlines : Saudia, Qatar, Turkish, Finnair, Etihad, Emirates, Austrian, EVA air.
Do you think any of my options are realistic? Could you please provide any suggestions or opinions?
Thank you very much.