AA offers Lifetime Gold (OW Ruby) at 1M miles and Lifetime Platinum (OW Sapphire) at 2M miles. Both are fairly similar in benefits to the Qantas equivalent of Lifetime Silver and Gold respectivelySeaWolf said:I'm not sure, but I seem to remember that QFF's Lifetime program was better than AA, so if you think it's likely you'll reach 'lifetime' levels of flight then it might be worth going for QFF.
I can't seem to find a reference now (I'm sure someone else will be able to though) but I think the highest level of Lifetime status you can get on AA is 'Gold' which is OneWorld Ruby, the same as QFF Silver. On QFF you can get up to Gold on Lifetime, which is OneWorld Sapphire, the next level up, and comes with lounge access.
Again, this depends on what's important to you and what you see your long term travel habits being.
6 trips in business class from SYD-LAX could earn 203,000 AA miles , so over 2 years would get 406,000 miles and you would attain Executive Platinum status after 5 trips and so would get 8 AA systemwide upgrades each year which have a trade value on places like coupon connection of around 25,000 miles each .kryton said:Thanks for the help!
It will be Biz class, and i'm guessing I will need to be doing it for 2 years, so I'm hoping to get lifetime silver and possibly lifetime gold out of this.
I'll look at AA and Qantas's to see which program is better. the skybeds do sound nice.