Has anyone from Perth tried buying US Air miles or similar, and been able to get to Europe, perhaps on MAS?

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Frank

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 09 Sep 2013

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Has anyone from Perth tried buying US Air miles or similar, and been able to get to Europe, perhaps on MAS?

RealKid

Member since 20 May 2014

Total posts 92

Hi Frank,

I used to buy US Airways miles all the time to get to Europe.  I'm based in Sydney, but in fact I have a trip coming up to Spain where I'm connecting through Perth.  Malaysia sometimes releases award space on their flights to Australia, but a much better option would be using Qatar Airways through Doha.  That is who I'm flying through Perth to Spain, and their schedules from Perth are very convenient for connecting to a lot of places in Europe.

smit0847

Member since 30 Aug 2013

Total posts 148

Yeah I'd definitely go for CX or QR instead of MH. Much better product and transit points. MH is like the default you fly if you can't get something better (same as TG in * Alliance).

Scottyrud

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Mar 2014

Total posts 18

Real Kid,

Did you have any problems routing through Perth from Sydney? 

The information I was told that because Perth isn't an official hub city in Australia it not possible to connect that way. However Perth connecting in Sydney or Melbourne is permitted.

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