I think that's the big problem with US FF programs for Australian residents - it's very hard to earn points by other means. In some cases you can do it in a roundabout way - e.g. by transferring points from a credit card to a hotel loyalty program, and then onwards to an airline. Not sure of the specifics wrt UA though, and often when using those mechanisms, the earn rate is not as good.Hi All,
After Virgins decision to abandon MEL-LAX and United starting up, I joined up for MP. Aside from flying, is there any way to earn points from other means? Like with Velocity I can get bonus points with a credit card etc.
Any help appreciated
Pay for transfer.A little OT but does anyone know if United let you family transfer points? Or do you have to pay for the transfer.
Does everyone flying with united also needs there own membership or can you put one number for all the tickets you buy?
You can do that, but I wouldn't. Airpoints is one of the worst (in terms of earn rates) out there. I wouldn't bother with it.Thanks for that TomVexille. So does that mean you are better of crediting the miles to Air New Zealand as they are both members of the Star Alliance? Can you do that?
With UA, it's a cost of $980USD for 60k miles for a total of 75k.I guess my issue is I need a rewards program that lets me transfer points between family members. There are 5 off us going on a trip worth about 15K worth of points each. If I cant transfer them to one account I cant gain any benefits.