With the extremely low earning rates earned on QFF for flights with Qatar, especially in Business Class.

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Scottyrud

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?

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

Total posts 1,293

The usual suggestion is to look at AAdvantage.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

Scott,

  • Where are you currently with QFF?
  • Where do you fly to most often?
  • Are you interested in status or just the accrual of miles/points?
  • What do you tend to use your miles for?
If I was looking for status, flew often in Business internationally and was not interested in redeeming points for flights, I'd go with Finnair's programme. They offer lifetime Platinum (OW Emerald) status.
 
If I wanted to use miles/points to redeem flights and travel internationally but not always in Business/First, AAdvantage is good.
 
But bear in mind, with whatever you choose, the psychological break away from QFF can be challenging. They've invested so much to keep you doped up on Qantas, you've got to be resolved to change and think rationally.

 

Scottyrud

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Mar 2014

Total posts 18

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.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

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.

spinoza

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...

SunniiGym

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..

spinoza

Member since 01 Feb 2012

Total posts 218

To put it in perspective - it'd still take 7 trips returns to the moon!!!

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

spinoza,

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.

Scottyrud

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Mar 2014

Total posts 18

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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