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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 ...
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    Which Star Alliance Question - HELP!

    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....

    Cheers!

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    Re: Which Star Alliance Question - HELP!

    Asiana.

    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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    Aegean - 20k miles to earn *G and 1 flight every 3 years to maintain it seems.

    Posted on a wing and a prayer ...
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    Re: Which Star Alliance Question - HELP!

    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.

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    Actually Ben is confusing.

    Mentions *A in the same post as BA & QF.
    Posted on a wing and a prayer ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by serfty View Post
    Actually Ben is confusing.

    Mentions *A in the same post as BA & QF.
    Posted on a wing and a prayer ...
    All I was saying was I know that I'm doing with some other legs of the trip that are with QF & BA, and with those I'm maximising a return with family transfers. The actual legs I have mentioned are all with *A.

    Cheers!

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    OK,

    "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.

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    Re: Which Star Alliance Question - HELP!

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by BensAdventures View Post
    ... then a RGN-SIN (J with SQ)
    From my memory SQ does not fly to RGN, are you talking about a SQ codeshare (4 digit flight number - likely operated by MI)? Then if that's the case its KF for *A. Otherwise you can credit to DJ Velocity. With only a leg on TG that is considered *A, its much better sticking to KF. Are you planning to take any more *A flights in the future? If that's the case UA M+ might be better for you.

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