Iíve been reading this site for the last few hours trying to work out the best frequent flyer strategy. Itís been really helpful, but Iím still plagued with indecision about what to do. Iím hoping someone more experienced may be able to offer an opinion.
Hereís my situation Ė Iíve currently got about 40,000 AA miles but want to switch to Qantas FF program so I can get a credit card and start earning points.
Iíve got a trip to Europe coming up in July. Should I just try to use the AA miles somehow for that trip and then start again with Qantas? If I bought some extra miles from AA I might be able to get a flight for at least one way.
Then which Qantas credit card to get? Iíve narrowed it down to the NAB, ANZ or the HSBC Platinum cards. The ANZ and HSBC both have 20,000 bonus points which would get me started, but I already bank with NAB so that would be more convenient.
Also Iím not a member of the Qantas program yet, so it would be better to sign up for one that includes free membership. Could I sign up to the ANZ standard card with 10k bonus in order to get free sign up and then get the HSBC as well for 20k points and a better visa earn?
Lots of questions I realise. If anyone has an opinion on any of this I would be grateful to have some input from the pros on here!