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RTW ticketed as LH which Rewards programme?

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Hi All, - Have just booked the family of 4 (all adult fares) a J class RTW airfare. First and last flight is QF so will accrue QF Status and points i am told, but the rest of the trip is UA (cross Coast in the US) and the rest is LH.
I am currently Velocity GOld and have been told i can have the points linked to an SQ Krisflyer account and then transfer the points only to Velocity but i wont be able to transfer the Status credits. Any thoughts on the best way to get the best bang for buck out of the status credits and points? Cheers.
 

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Krisflyer is a reasonable programme to credit to. It would earn 125% of base miles. Can redeem on Virgin or Star Alliance and has a good redemption chart with low surcharges
As you say you wont earn Virgin SCs
You would lose significant value transferring miles to Virgin so I would keep them in Kris. Be careful that they will expire in three years

Two alternatives I would also consider would be United (good redemption table and very low surcharges) and Avianca. Both earn 200%* base miles for J and both can be topped up with bought miles. Likely to need some homework to optimize redemption though:)

Lufthansa miles.are good for redeeming on their own F product but very difficult to earn them in Aus any other way than flying

I dont think any of those programmes have family pooling of miles. (Virgin is a very rare programme that allows pooling of status)

Edit: *200% on the LH legs, 150%/125% on the United ones
 
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Welcome to AFF, DS.

I mostly agree with andye and think SQ Krisflyer would be the way to go. I don't think KF allows family pooling though - although you will lose a bit in the transfer, maybe best to create KF accounts for all 4 in the family, transfer them to the corresponding Velocity accounts, then pool them? By themselves, the miles earned won't be all that much use in each KF account.
 

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