We fly economy and business in Australia and overseas.
We always fly business in Australia as we like the short flights and easy access off the planes. .
We never pay for business class travel overseas, its usually given to us as an upgrade or we use our F/F points for an upgrade. (hence, our short BC flights around Australia create heaps of F/F points).
I absolutely looooooove flying business class overseas as ALL flights from Australia are so long. If we do have to fly economy, we KNOW which seats are the best..and book them ahead of time.
As Platinum members on OWA we are allowed access to all the First Class lounges, they are fantastic and we love them.. We would prefer to have First class lounge access than traveling business class.
As business travelers its usually always about keeping your status credits up, as we do not want to lose our platinum card.
Platinum - a) allows you to check in at First Class counters (where available) or Business Class check-in desks, regardless of the class you're travelling that day.
b)oneworld member airlines allow their most frequent customers to nominate a preferred seat in advance of their flight.
c) welcomed at any of almost 550 exclusive pre-flight lounges - regardless of the class you're flying.