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It will be no surprise that the fast-approaching Christmas/new year period puts pressure on award seat availability. Our team have done the research to find some opportunities to snare an award seat between mid-December this year and mid-January next year. These won’t last long so get in touch now if you’re thinking of using your points to fly over Christmas/new year.  


For the Anglophiles, Francophiles and Italophiles among us, Etihad Airways is showing plenty of Economy, Business and First Class seats for London, Paris and Rome for the Christmas/New Year period. You could even have a stopover in Abu Dhabi and visit the breath-taking Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, or try the world’s fastest rollercoaster.

Emirates is consistently rated one of the world’s top airlines by Skytrax. It is also showing very good availability for London, Paris and Rome in Economy and Business.

Singapore Airlines to London is showing good availability for Economy, with some Premium Economy and Business seats also available. If you want breakfast in bed then First Class is showing reasonable availability. For Paris and Rome, the story is somewhat similar.


If you want to do your Christmas shopping on Fifth Avenue in New York or lounge around in Los Angeles or San Francisco, Singapore Airlines is showing reasonable availability for all these three cities across all cabin classes.

Qantas and Virgin Australia have a limited number of Economy and Premium Economy seats to the New York, LA and San Francisco. Virgin shows some Business Class to NYC.


These cities arguably boast the best food in the world. Singapore Airlines has availability for both destinations in Business

and Economy. Also, it has reasonable availability in First Class to KL.

Qantas and Virgin Australia have a limited number of seats in Economy and Business for both destinations.


Fancy a walking or cycling holiday around the legendary South Island of New Zealand? If the answer is yes, then we can help you get there using your points.
Qantas is showing excellent availability for Christchurch for Economy, Business and First Class.

To make an enquiry call Points Bank on 1800 154 033. Better still, register or login and submit a trip request.