Virgin Atlantic transfer from AMEX at 1:1. Their award flights are much cheaper than Qantas also.JohnK said:For international carriers you have a choice of Virgin Atlantic, Malaysian Airlines, Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus, Cathay Pacific Asia Miles or Singapore Kris Flyer but your Amex MR points transfer at a ratio of 2:1 into these programs.
Yes you are quite right. I lumped them all in the one category without looking at Amex MR transfer ratios.jasonja3 said:Virgin Atlantic transfer from AMEX at 1:1. Their award flights are much cheaper than Qantas also.
Only SYD-HKG-LHR at the moment, and from LHR to major destinations ATW.JohnK said:Just out of interest how much is an economy return award SYD-BKK or SYD-SIN using Virgin Atlantic Flying Club? I have accumulated MR points with Amex and I am hesitant to transfer them to QF until the air clears with the takeover. Looking for alternative ways of spending the MR points.
VS don't fly SYD-BK or SYD-SIN. They only fly to HKG from SYD.JohnK said:Yes you are quite right. I lumped them all in the one category without looking at Amex MR transfer ratios.
Just out of interest how much is an economy return award SYD-BKK or SYD-SIN using Virgin Atlantic Flying Club? I have accumulated MR points with Amex and I am hesitant to transfer them to QF until the air clears with the takeover. Looking for alternative ways of spending the MR points.
You can eg SQ Oz-SIN is 55,000 miles economy round trip (85,000 business) or NZ trans-tasman is 20,000 miles economy (30,000 business)JohnK said:I was thinking they might have partner awards to get to those destnations.
No problem, I shall continue to search.
Well there you go it is possible. Thanks.Kiwi Flyer said:
I thought the code share was very limited looking at their route map page . Thanks for the info Kiwi Fyer!!Kiwi Flyer said:
Gee this is a no brainer....JohnK said:Well there you go it is possible. Thanks.
I am not really interested in spending FF points travelling J or F with any carrier. I do not earn enough credit card or FF points or that quickly so I need to watch where my credit card points take me.hvb said:Gee this is a no brainer....
With amex MR allowing 1:1 to Flying club why wouldnt send the whole lot there.
hvb said:SPEND MILES ( with sq via Flying Club )
Routing Economy Business First Class SIN - Europe 70,000 120,000 180,000 SIN - Australia/New Zealand 55,000 85,000 130,000 SIN - South Africa 60,000 100,000 140,000 SIN - China & Taiwan 35,000 60,000 90,000 (Hong Kong, Guangzhou) SIN - China, Japan & S.Korea 45,000 70,000 100,000 (Shanghai, Beijing, Nanjing) BKK - Tokyo 40,000 65,000 95,000 SIN - Brunei/Malaysia/Indo. 15,000 35,000 50,000 SIN - Philip./Thai./Vietnam 25,000 40,000 60,000 SIN - USA/Canada 90,000 135,000 195,000 USA - South East Asia 90,000 135,000 195,000 SFO - Hong Kong 60,000 110,000 130,000 LAX - Taipei/Tokyo 60,000 110,000 130,000 JFK - Frankfurt 50,000 90,000 120,000 [B]Europe - Aust./New Zealand 100,000 150,000 220,000[/B] Europe - South East Asia 70,000 120,000 180,000 HKG - Malaysia 30,000 50,000 70,000 HKG - South Africa 80,000 130,000 195,000 Malaysia - Philippines 25,000 40,000 60,000 NRT - South Africa 80,000 130,000 195,000 SIN - Ind./Bang./S.Lanka/Mal.40,000 65,000 95,000 SIN - Egy./S.Arabia/Turk./UAE50,000 80,000 120,000 SIN - Pakistan (LHE & KHI) 50,000 80,000 120,000 SIN - Moscow (via Dubai) 70,000 110,000 165,000
Kiwi Flyer,Kiwi Flyer said:Formatted for you
Yes you are right that earning and burning FF points are important in a FF program. But what is more important is that all airfares purchased, even the lowest of lowest sale airfares, are eligible for FF points accrual. Now how many FF programs can actually claim that in their resume. I know QFF can!Kiwi Flyer said:Kinda highlights how poor value QFF is though - both lower earning rate and much higher award rate than some of the alternatives.