Hi, I have most of my flights into the New year with a mix of Star Alliance.

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rcnr25

QANTAS

Member since 12 Jun 2014

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Hi, I have most of my flights into the New year with a mix of Star Alliance... Could anyone please suggest which FF membership is most beneficial? I have always been a QFF Platinum member!!!!! Thank you

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

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You could always try to get a Star carrier to status match you. Maybe start with United?

nathanjordan

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 21 Aug 2013

Total posts 47

SQ are notorious for not giving status matches - I'm not saying they DON'T or NEVER do, just that they rarely do unless there is a very good reason for them to offer it (i.e. there's something definitive in it financially for them). Definitely worth a try, but just saying don't hold your breath.

UA I would strongly second as a potential from @watson374 's suggestion - merely as a place to park your points and status. Their sales staff have always been hungry, if not starving.

Don't even bother with NZ as their programme model is a crock IMHO and not at all the best value.

Andrew Barkery

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Member since 21 Mar 2011

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I would if I were you, do all your bookings with SQ, and then, transfer the points to VA's VR.

SQ's KF points has a life of 3 years, but you can transfer the KF points to VR on a bit less than a 1:1 ratio.

Can't remember if its 0.74 KF points to 1 VR point, or the other way around.

If you are going to flying United from Australia to the US down the track, then Watson's idea is sound.

All depends on what you plan to do, ie, how many more trips and where, dom or int after this big trip next year.

watson374

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Oh, the point of UA over SQ is only because their program is the only Star one I can think of that is a bit better than crap. SQ is stingy and damn hard to gain status with; NZ is worthless; most of the others are a joke.

Is that Agean stunt still pullable?

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