Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 28 Mar 2014
Total posts 18
With the extremely low earning rates earned on QFF for flights with Qatar, especially in Business Class. Is there a better Oneworld frequent flyer program to earn miles with Qatar other then its own Privilege Club?
Member since 17 Aug 2012
Total posts 1,285
The usual suggestion is to look at AAdvantage.
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,058
Thanks for your detailed answer..
I am a Platinum frequent flyer with Qantas.
I don't have a destination I travel to most often however South America would probably it.
Now I have achieved a Platinum status with Oneworld and the majority of my flights are in business I am more looking at at accural of points I can use to redeem private holiday flights or to fly my partner over to wherever I am in the world.
P.S I like your wording with regards to Qantas keeping you 'doped up' to stay loyal with them but with the recent news of them lowering the amount of miles earned with partner airlines I am now seriously looking at another frequent flyer program.
Given your South American flights and desire to redeem flights using miles/points I think Aadvantage would be a good match for you. Given you're already QFF Plat, the transition would be effortless. Aadvantage accrual year is 1 Jan to 31 Dec. I'd plan my flight schedule and consider whether it's more effective to accrue to Aadvantage straight away.
Member since 01 Feb 2012
Total posts 218
TRB - your comments about lifetime platinum took me on something of a wild goose chase for the past 30 minutes. Didn't take me long to realise it would be utterly unattainable in one lifetime. 5 million km...
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 07 Mar 2013
Total posts 66
If only Virgin Galactic was apart of One World, we might have a chance..
To put it in perspective - it'd still take 7 trips returns to the moon!!!
You'll have to qualify for Finnair Plus Platinum for 33.3 years to attain lifetime Platinum status. If you start early enough, by the time you're living off your super you can still use the QF First lounge even if you only do a couple of flights a year in Y.
Thats it then...
I'll start using my Aadvantage number from now on for oneworld flights.
Thanks for the information.
I'll post how many points I get in May when I fly with Qatar in J class back to Perth by using my Aadvantage membership.
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