I am looking at flying Etihad to Europe this December.

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kpkazzie

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 01 Apr 2013

Total posts 62

I am looking at flying Etihad to Europe this December. Whom would be the best frequent flyer to credit the points to get gold status? I will also be flying to Europe again next June.

Doubleplatinum Banned

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum

Member since 07 Feb 2013

Total posts 431

I wish I was able to travel for 57 days a year when I was a student!

Doubleplatinum Banned

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum

Member since 07 Feb 2013

Total posts 431

Let me guess - arts student?

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

No, rich parents.

kpkazzie

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 01 Apr 2013

Total posts 62

Haha relatives overseas. Anyway any help? I was going to stick with star alliance but aegean pulled the pin

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

Total posts 1,285

I'd be very concerned if they pulled the pin. Surely the situation would have blown up by now.

...anyway, if you're Australian I'd probably go with Velocity.

AlG

Member since 04 Nov 2010

Total posts 155

If both of your flights are on Etihad I'd consider Etihad Guest, but I think the best choice would be Virgin Australia's Velocity because you're more likely to be able to use the Velocity points for Australian flights or upgrades, there's not a lot you can do with Etihad miles from Australia unless you have a LOT of miles!

chipchip

Member since 02 Jun 2014

Total posts 3

I fly home to Scandinavia 1-2 a year, credit to Velocity (maintained Gold for awhile now) and fly SQ or EY. Find that Economy Flexi Saver(W) on SQ gives best status credit return per $ spend and makes Gold acheivable on 2 return Economy flights per year. Note you still have to fly 4xVirgin metal (domestic or international) to achieve eligible flights required for Gold. 

Therefore if your EY flight at Xmas is discount economy* you should get 140SC return then do SQ Flexi Saver in July 280SC = 420SC then buy a couple of domestic flights when double SC promo is on to get VA Metal ticked off and rest of the 80SC to get Gold. Then following year you will only need 400SC to maintain.

Hope that helps and makes sense.  

*assumed discount economy as your a student ;)

 

Opto80

VA

Member since 25 Aug 2014

Total posts 28

Yes I have also found W fares on SQ to be quite good value and get quite good status credit accrual. Not sure about EY though as I have never flown with them. 

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