thai air .pointers needed

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jimmm

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Hi,
Have booked holiday for the family to london on thai air.Booking class is listed as promotion,cant find anywhere if this accrues full or half points.Is it worth joining the thai award program?Will we get anything for the london flight?We probably wont fly again for 12-18 months .
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Promotion is the fare description. You need to find out the fare class (booking class).
 
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jimmm said:
Is it worth joining the thai award program?Will we get anything for the london flight?We probably wont fly again for 12-18 months .
Thai's Royal Orchid Plus frequent flyer program is free to join.

If your flights to London are booked in W class (discount economy) you will earn points for 50% of actual miles flown. If you are flying SYD-LHR-SYD you should earn ~10,573 Q miles which is enough to attain silver status and 3,000 threshold bonus miles. Just as an example you need 45,000 points for return flight SYD-BKK or 85,000 points for return flight from Australia or New Zealand to Europe.

Thai Royal Orchid Plus said:
Silver Status and Benefits

This second tier status is attained with Qualifying Miles earned during 3 evaluation periods.

10,000 Q Miles from the date of enrolment up to December 31 of the same year, or 10,000 Q Miles during the first complete calendar year after enrolment.

15,000 Q Miles from the date of enrolment up to December 31 of the next complete calendar year.

On attaining Silver status you will receive your personalised membership card, a Member’s Handbook, and 3,000 threshold bonus miles.

Exclusively on THAI
Priority baggage handling and an extra 10 kilograms baggage allowance (except where luggage allowance is determined by piece) on all THAI flights.

Star Alliance airlines
Priority reservation waitlisting and airport standby* on all fully booked flights.
* Where permitted by law.
 
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