I am a Qantas as well as Velocity member (without any status).

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swapozflyer

Member since 13 Mar 2014

Total posts 20

I am a Qantas as well as Velocity member (without any status). I relocated to US and my profession involves extensive travel (within-US). Need your guidance on whether I shall continue to use QF / Virgin FFlyer # on my bookings OR register afresh with AA / UA to get more benefits? Is there much difference?

kim

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 01 May 2013

Total posts 54

i guess before people answer.....how long do you expect to be in the US

swapozflyer

Member since 13 Mar 2014

Total posts 20

expect here to be for another 1-2 years 

pab2025

Member since 25 Jun 2012

Total posts 99

definitely join AA. I did the same - moved to the US and have joined AA.

Redemption for award seats through AAdvantage is MUCH cheaper than QF and the amount of points you are awarded from doing AA flights on your QF account is very low.

swapozflyer

Member since 13 Mar 2014

Total posts 20

Thanks! I was trying to leverage the QF lifetime recognition (had I stayed with QF FFlyer) as I don't believe AA has anything similar

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

Total posts 1,285

Qantas Frequent Flyer Lifetime Gold takes many years to attain, so if you don't have many years of status, it's not really a worthwhile goal - go ahead with the AA program, with its superior earn/burn.

reno

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 20 Sep 2013

Total posts 316

Watson is right on do not concern yourself with QF lifetime Gold i have had it for years and its a benifit that can allways be jacked or discontined as the QF fine print says.Do AA as above.

swapozflyer

Member since 13 Mar 2014

Total posts 20

Thanks guys for the inputs! Appreciate it!

I will go with AAdvantage

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