Which would be the best option I am currently NZ Silver Expires in a month But I will do another Business class flight in April from BNE to LAX via AKL with NZ, Then Economy

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henrus

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Oct 2013

Total posts 768

Which would be the best option

I am currently NZ Silver Expires in a month

But I will do another Business class flight in April from BNE to LAX via AKL with NZ, Then Economy back to Australia

Should I pool my Status Credits from this Flight in to the NZ FFQ or Should I try and aim for gold with Aegean Mile and Bonus

http://www.ausbt.com.au/how-to-get-star-alliance-gold-frequent-flyer-status-with-one-flight

I am not sure if these flights to the U.S will get me gold and I am not quite sure how to find out

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

Follow these steps:

1) Identify the number of miles for all sectors flown (Tip: Google "milecalc" for a good link to use)

2) Identify the booking inventory of the flight 

3) Under "Programme Description" menu, select "Earn Miles" on the Aegean website (Tip: Google "Miles and Bonus Aegean")

4) Identify the table for Air NZ - That table will provide you with the appropriate multiplier for miles depending on booking inventory. This will give you your Aegean Tier Miles.

5) Sum the results and if the total is 20,000 Tier Miles and above, you will hit Gold.

henrus

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Oct 2013

Total posts 768

Ok...

Interesting on the Miles and Bonus website it says you will need to get 16,000 Miles

"Once you have collected 16,000 miles within one year from the date which you qualified to the Blue status, you will receive the Gold Card."

According to a Miles and Bonus Calc I should earn 17.463 Miles

Which should cut it for Gold

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

You will need 16,000 miles from Aegean Blue status. As per A3 T&C:

"B. GOLD Card: 

Members who hold a BLUE Card and who have earned at least 16,000 Tier Miles within twelve (12) consecutive months from their first miles-accruing flight on the previous tier will receive the GOLD Card."

"A. BLUE Card: 

Basic Members, who have accumulated at least 4,000 Tier Miles within twelve consecutive (12) months from the date of their first valid flight that registered miles, will receive the plastic BLUE Card."

4,000 + 16,000 = 20,000

 

henrus

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Oct 2013

Total posts 768

Aegean Airlines Miles&Bonus Calculator
From To Airline Fare Basis Distance Award Miles Bonus Award Miles Total Award Miles Tier Miles
BNE Brisbane, Australia AKL Auckland, New Zealand NZ J (x1.50) 1,425 2,138 0 2,138 2,138
AKL Auckland, New Zealand LAX Los Angeles, United States NZ J (x1.50) 6,512 9,769 0 9,769 9,769
LAX Los Angeles, United States AKL Auckland, New Zealand NZ V (x0.70) 6,512 4,559 0 4,559 4,559
AKL Auckland, New Zealand BNE Brisbane, Australia NZ M (x0.70) 1,425 998 0 998 998
Total Mileage: 15,876 17,463 0 17,463 17,463

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

Assuming 17,463 is accurate (sorry I'm not following the documentation), you will need a further 2,537 Tier Miles to hit Gold on Aegean. 

Gunners

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Member since 13 May 2011

Total posts 14

If most of your flights are around NZ and Australia why consider joing Virgin Velocity and obtain gold status.  It is easy to obtain *A gold status with Aegean FFP but the difficulty is redeemptin of the miles.

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