Asia Miles for Qantas Earning?

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  1. gaia

    gaia Member

    Dec 1, 2003
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    I have oodles of points on QF & can't really use them fast enough for upgrades.

    I also have a small number of points in Asia Miles.

    I now fly mostly QF & TG with flights on CX & KA when I can't get the former.

    Now QF LTG & WP, TG *G and MP Green (MP for the KA metal flights which don't earn on QF).

    This week I've flown CX & KA and put the CX flights to QF & the KA flights to MP / Asiamiles.

    I'm considering possibly putting my QF flights to Asiamiles and then using that to redeem upgrades on CX and would appreciate any comments re this.

    TIA.
     

  2. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

    Sep 24, 2004
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    IIRC you fly enough for double top status on QF & CX, which can be quite beneficial. ;)
     
  3. gaia

    gaia Member

    Dec 1, 2003
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    Yes, in the first 3 months of a year's start I can easily get QF WP, CX Diamond & TG *G.

    I've avoided bothering with CX status as QF WP gets me checkin & lounge status on CX flights and for KA flights their lounges are crummy.

    My experience with trying to credit Asiamiles on China Eastern or any other non CX, KA flight is that it's very difficult and so time consuming that I've stopped bothering.

    It's getting ever more difficult to get upgrades on QF and TG. I'm flying TG Melbourne - Bangkok (& beyond) weekly this month and not once been able to get an upgrade as J is always full.

    Perhaps I should just put all of my Oneworld flights to CX for a few months and get the Diamond status
     
  4. Gazza

    Gazza Member

    Feb 5, 2006
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    Be warned

    Asiamiles are a major pain in the a*&e to deal with.

    I have had to get the Australian GM for Cathay involved twice to get minor issues resolved.

    Have now written off Asiamiles as a program and credit to just QF (for OW flights).

    Gazza
     
  5. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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    Interesting - I have 4 KA flights that are currently a little orphaned (I did book one as a CX codeshare but gets me nothing) - cant work out what to do with them. KA getting OW membership is going to be a boon this year.

    Gaia - if you do get MP Diamond status then I believe that you are first in line for Op Ups on CX (and I assume KA) which is an added benefit.
     
  6. gaia

    gaia Member

    Dec 1, 2003
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    I'm considering taking your advice & going for CX Diamond. I've had a quick look at their website and I've a question about tier qualification.

    For club miles, it says 30,000 for silver, 60,000 for gold & 120,000 for diamond and that they're reset on upgrade. Does this mean that I need 210,000 to qualify for diamond from scratch?
     
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