Which FF program

Discussion in 'Your Questions' started by mike307, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. mike307

    mike307 Junior Member

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    Next week i'm flying to the states with UA and in June i'm flying with singapore to europe. Which FF program would i be better off to join?
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  2. Guest

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    depends on what booking klass you are in on both airlines. You won't get much if you're in deep discount singapore economy on any airline program however those UA flights could pickup a few miles. Not enough for a flight you'll be able to redeem for free in AU anyway.

    Personally I think you're better off not joining any FF program and going to see a shrink because you've obviously made a poor descion by not choosing QANTAS and ONEWORLD on both occasions.

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  3. N860CR

    N860CR Established Member

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    Yep can't imagine why anyone would fly with Singapore over Qantas, I mean come on - how good is QF economy long haul (!)
     
  4. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    Such a helpful reply by d00t

    I would suggest joining the UA Mileage Plus programme

    You will earn 7,400+ miles each way for the trip , which is a reasonable way towards the 25k needed for premier status

    If the flight on Singapore Airlines is in a mileage earning class then you'll earn the mileage from that flight to your account too. I would contact UA and verify what booking classes are eligable for mileage earning on SQ. Assuming you book an eligable fare, you will get full miles and should attain Premier Status with UA

    Dave
     
  5. mike307

    mike307 Junior Member

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    Thanks for your help Dave.

    Both flights are discount economy. UA flight i got at the travel expo this weekend in Melbourne & the Singapore flight is from bestflights.

    The reason i didn't choose Qantas was price:
    Qantas $1680 to LA
    United $1125 to vegas

    Qantas $1800 to Germany
    Singapore $1400 to Germany

    I worry about price first and points 2nd.
     
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  7. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    np. Check the booking classes and make sure that they are eligable for mileage earning by giving UA a call. not sure where they put the eligable fare bases for SQ on the UA website. If eligable, then you'll soon have *A Silver status

    Picking on price rather than FF miles is a v good way of choosing flights ( within reason... still wouldn't convince me to fly MS again for example )

    Dave
     
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