In the next month I am moving to the Philippines for work (for a year), and was curious to know what would be the better F/F programme to use.

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Barefootpilot

Member since 14 Jan 2013

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In the next month I am moving to the Philippines for work (for a year), and was curious to know what would be the better F/F programme to use. At present I am a silver velocity member and a bog standard QF member. I know that Singapore Airlines allows for velocity points to be earned, but am I right in thinking that the QF (and oneworld airlines) will be a better bet?

driley28

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 07 May 2012

Total posts 302

To retain your QF status you need at least 4 QF marketed flights . In terms of which program, you need to consider where you are flying to. OW is not strong in the Phillipines.  Phillipines Airlines are not part of an alliance.

SeatNextToYours

Member since 12 Mar 2014

Total posts 115

Depends where you'll be flying most frequently...

If you'll be returning to Australia periodically, QF still flies between MNL and SYD (for now). If  you then had to fly to another city in Australia, just one return trip would see the four QF marketed flights notched up. For heading to continental Asia, CX operates out of MNL, CEB and CRK - so OW has some representation.

moa999

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

Total posts 835

Just moving to the Phillipines doesn't really help us answer the question. Need to know what you expect your travel plans will be once based in the Phillipines.

am

Member since 15 Apr 2011

Total posts 216

It doesn't sound like you do that much travel as it is (based on your status), so it's probably not worth setting up a new account and ending up with points all over the place. If you do any domestic flying then maybe open a Garuda account, but I'd just be flying with SIA, Cathay and Qantas wherever possible and using my current accounts. 

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