Hi Mark,oz_mark said:Haven't as yet, but will be looking for a *A FF program to join, so will be inetrested in any views on the two programs
OK, you asked for it.Ian of Sydney said:Hi,
Please keep replies "on topic" by referring to the two FF programs Singapore or Thai. I'm not interested in other airline programs.
If you wish to explore a wider selection of programs, it's better to begin another post to avoid making the discussion confusing.
Thanks for your understanding.
Ian of Sydney
Sorry to take so long to respond however I’ve been attempting to rationalise a few reasons that would make external sense so I’ll break the response into three sections.Ian of Sydney said:Thanks,
I don't have a problem with that.
Perhaps you wouldn't mind adding your reason for for that.
The purpose of this thread was to read about other peoples experience.
I'd be interested to hear of yours.
Ian of Sydney
I had considered creating a new thread but took the time to search the forum to see if the subject had been raised previously.simongr said:This was a question raised 3 years ago and since then there have been major changes to the SQ program - perhaps a new discussion thread rather than continuing old thread that may have conflicting and now incorrect information.
One thing to consider with both FF programs is the expiry of miles 3 years after accrual. So miles earned in Jan 2008 expire Jan 2011. If you don't fly often enough then you are forced to redeem short haul flights to avoid losing the miles. I earned some miles with SQ in July and November 2004 and they are expiring now.cssaus said:I'm essentially inquiring on behalf of a friend who in fact is planning on flying on both carriers and would welcome some advice as to where to dump his miles/points.
Agree 100%! All members of my family used to be members of both SQ & TG FF programs, but we've pretty much given up now.JohnK said:One thing to consider with both FF programs is the expiry of miles 3 years after accrual. So miles earned in Jan 2008 expire Jan 2011. If you don't fly often enough then you are forced to redeem short haul flights to avoid losing the miles. I earned some miles with SQ in July and November 2004 and they are expiring now.
If your friend is going to fly with them, or other *Alliance carriers, it may be a good idea to look for another FF program like OZ or UA where miles do not expire as long as there is some activity.
Actually, UA miles now have an expiry date if you don't have any account activity for 3 years.sparoy said:We've now switched to UA and I can even earned mileage on Emirates there too
I hate FF programs that have expiry date!:evil: