Looks like you are a shopper/ buyer . Without doubt IMHO if you have 2 RTW J tickets than NH is the best program to join (provided you have a good credit history). That will be enough to make NH platinum staus, and with it comes an invitation to join the SuperFlyers Club. As long as you keep this credit card, you'll have *A gold status for "eternity" - enough to enter lounges etc. Of course program rules can change, but things move pretty slowly in Nippon :wink: .flyer4703 said:I have QFF Platinum status and have two J class RTW trips to take in the next couple of months, I was thinking of using star alliance to get some status with them. What program in that alliance would be best to join to gain status quickly?
Usual trip is SYD,LAX, LHR, LIN, HKG,SYD
No need to requalify if you bank both trips to NH, and get the SuperFlyers Card. Of course, I'd check eligibility first.Kiwi Flyer said:Miles and More may be a good choice for you. Only need to qualify every second year - so you can still concentrate mainly on OW.
I'm confused. I thought AA Plat Challenge gave you OW sapphire status, which = J lounge access, J check-in. Isn't F lounge and F checkin only given with OW emerald status?NM said:Another option is to stick with OneWorld and undertake an AA Plat Challenge. That way you still get to enjoy the benefits of QF Platinum (F lounge access, F checkin etc) as well as earning more value in points with AA for future redemptions.
Anna, my post was in reference to the original thread post, and I assumed the words "I have status" to indicate that flyer4703 currently holds QF Platinum status. Indeed if undertaking multiple ATW business class trips in a year, QF Plat is very simple to achieve. One well routed DONE4 will achieve or maintain QF Platinum status.Anna said:I'm confused. I thought AA Plat Challenge gave you OW sapphire status, which = J lounge access, J check-in. Isn't F lounge and F checkin only given with OW emerald status?
You wont get credit for the "wasted ticket". That will be treated as a no show. Instead of buying a new ticket her father should probably have paid the fare difference (plus any change fees) to upgrade the ticket into a higher class (either business, or a class which you could upgrade with points to business).waltervp said:Yes, we got the Economy Plus seats! This is why my partner had a different seat as she was a reg. flier, but they got us both in Ec.Plus. On the way home she is flying alone and so will be reg. economy and I could not do it to her (bone graft from hip to fix shoulder was done in July)... HEr father came to the rescue with the new ticket! I wonder if she can get two boarding passes and at least get her mileage points for the wasted ticket!
Probably right... But they did tell me on the phone (rarely ever the correct answer) that the ticket was completely non-changeable... which I have been told about every ticket I have ever bought in my life it seems. I can no longer be bothered to fight for my rights. Sometimes I call a second time to speak to another operator... The first operator told me I could not get a business class upgrade on the ticket even with $$ and 'the only way for her to fly J was to buy a US$7K o/w business class fare'. These operators are so full of it.... Who can blame them on minimum wages and minimum training.Kiwi Flyer said:paid the fare difference (plus any change fees) to upgrade the ticket into a higher class (either business, or a class which you could upgrade with points to business).