Best place to credit QR flights?

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Family members have been taking yearly MAN-PER (and return) flights in Y. They will likely continue this at a similar frequency for the foreseeable future.

Based on fares and timetables, the last couple of flights have been with QR.

However, the some quick looking at the earn and burn rates suggests that the earn is 4582 points for each return trip on the cheapest ticket. And, as you need 90,000 points for a free trip (Y) and 180,000 (J), it's basically 20 return trips to get a free trip (Y), or 40 return trips to get a free trip in J!

Though I appreciate they are buying the cheapest tickets available (typically O booking class), I wondered if anybody had other ideas as to where would be best to credit these flights, with a view to reducing the number of trips required between free trips?

Or, is there even a different airline that would make more sense?

Any help appreciated.
 

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If those points are QR points, it unlikely a partner airline FFP will give more points/miles. QR is low earning in many FFP’s. And QR points expire after 3 years

As QR is now in OneWorld and the pax live in UK BA is worth looking at. Do they have BA freq flyer accounts? Some avois added to an exiting account is worth more than points/miles in a ffp they will never use. But check the earning rate.

This may be of interest OneWorld - Ruby
 

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I would credit to AA because their redemption rates are better than most other *O programs.
 
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If those points are QR points, it unlikely a partner airline FFP will give more points/miles. QR is low earning in many FFP’s. And QR points expire after 3 years

As QR is now in OneWorld and the pax live in UK BA is worth looking at. Do they have BA freq flyer accounts? Some avois added to an exiting account is worth more than points/miles in a ffp they will never use. But check the earning rate.

This may be of interest OneWorld - Ruby

Though in the UK, they'd prefer not to fly ex-LHR (or transit through LHR). Going 1-stop via the middle east is the preference. So, I guess it's QR or EK.

Had a look at the EK program and it seems to be a little better, unless I am missing something? My read of it is:

- Each return trip MAN-PER on the cheapest ticket earns 7,500 points. And you need 85,000 points for a free trip (Y) and 170,000 (J).


- So, about 12 return trips for a free trip, or 23 return trips to get a free trip in J, which is - better than with QR.


They also have something called the Mileage Accelerator.

Can anybody who is a member of Skywards confirm what Mileage Accelerator is, and if I've correctly read the earn/burn for the MAN-PER route?

Thanks
 

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Though in the UK, they'd prefer not to fly ex-LHR (or transit through LHR). Going 1-stop via the middle east is the preference. So, I guess it's QR or EK.
The airline they fly with and the airline FFP they credit the avios/points/miles to can be different. A Qatar flight can/could credit to QR, BA, AA, QF or CX and others. The avios/points/miles they earn will depend on the booking class

Be careful about expiry. With 1 trip a year the avios/points/miles may expire before they can be used
 
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