I have to fly to Shanghai from Sydney and have the option of PE via HKG (QF or CX) or Business direct on China Eastern (MU).

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TB

Member since 01 Aug 2012

Total posts 10

I have to fly to Shanghai from Sydney and have the option of PE via HKG (QF or CX) or Business direct on China Eastern (MU).

I am a platinum QFF and have no hope of retaining that status this year especially in light of the travel downgrade.

I understand that I can earn QFF points on the MU flight, but don’t believe that I earn status credits, is this the case?

Also what lounge will I have access to in SYD travelling on MU, will it be 1st as a Plat or just Business as travelling on a J flight?

What would be the better option, how good is MU?

driley28

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 07 May 2012

Total posts 299

You do not earn status credits on a MU flight unless you book it under a QF flight number.

If you do travel on a MU they either use the Qantas Lounge or Air NZ lounge in SYD. 

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 992

As you've no shot at retaining QFF Platinum regardless, unless time and a direct flight is a major factor – well, if it was me, I'd fly with Qantas premium economy and make the most of the HK stop-over. But that's just me!

mattdc

Member since 12 Jul 2011

Total posts 24

I'm with David, if you go QF or CX at least your chances of a soft-landing to gold or a complimentary year on platinum are markedly improved. Not saying that it's GOING to happen, but your chances are improved. 

TB

Member since 01 Aug 2012

Total posts 10

Thanks all, gone with the QF option.

gabes80

Member since 06 Jul 2012

Total posts 4

Late to the conversation - but why not fly MU J, vs PE?

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