2 years to earn and then 2 years to requalify, 20k miles for *Silver, 40k miles for *Gold, 7 to 10 year miles retention, family transfers available, reasonable burn rate.
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I've got an interesting quandary....
I've been able to snap up some super cheap fares for myself and my family, that are mainly at the front and in a couple of cases the VERY front of the plane.
Some of the fares are with QF & BA, so I'm more than covered understanding the options and earning potential here, as I'm a WP with QF.
Coming up, the four in our family have the following: RGN-BKK (Y with TG), then a RGN-SIN (J with SQ) and SIN-MEL (A with EK). I have no status with anyone and a few points with KrisFlyer, but not enough to worry about.
What I'm interested in is doing what I'm doing with my QF & BA flights, which is registering everyone, with QFF then doing a family transfer at the end (we don't travel as a family very often). Which *A program would you recommend? I'm most interested in using the points in and around Asia probably (if we even will have enough)?
I just can't let myself just waste the prospect of A class points....
Aegean - 20k miles to earn *G and 1 flight every 3 years to maintain it seems.
Posted on a wing and a prayer ...
Last edited by serfty; 13th April 2012 at 05:59 PM.
United. I don't think the OP mentioned a desire to be Star Gold/Silver.
Intra-Asia flights at 12,500 miles. A good deal, I think.
Actually Ben is confusing.
Mentions *A in the same post as BA & QF.
Posted on a wing and a prayer ...
"RGN-BKK (Y with TG), then a RGN-SIN (J with SQ)" there's not much distance in it anyhow, so no effective status to be gained.
Last edited by serfty; 13th April 2012 at 09:59 PM.
I'm in the same situation. The family is OW for frequent flyers but we are doing a J RTW trip on a TG, LX & LH flights for half of the trip in Sep 12.
I was going to get everyone on KF to do a BNE-CHC visit for the snow in Jul/Aug 2013. About 25k in Y or 36k point in J return. I was going to use AMEX points to top up.
The trip is BNE-BKK in TG, BKK-xZRH-FCO in LX, LHR-xFRA-MCO in LH. All in business.
I've calculated about 15725 miles should give 19641 points with business (125%) loading on KF.
Using AA & QF across the US and home.
Not too worried about *A status, more just getting the next holiday organised!
Appreciate any advice.
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