Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 21 Jan 2017
Total posts 43
Hi fellow travellers,
I run a small business and my job requires me to travel to Japan / Guangzhou quite often. In the past I always choose the cheapest fare and after travelled 4 times to Japan (with mulitple trips within Japan as well) and 3 times to Guangzhou in 2016. I think I need to seriously consider what loyaty program suits me the best and it is a tough question!
Since my trips are either to Japan (I like JAL) or Guangzhou (which I can get QF operated by China Southern or QF / CX to Hong Kong), I am focuisng my options to Oneworld programs. Ultimately I would like to be able to get to OW Sapphire equivalent and maybe redeem some points for an upgrade to business as I normally just pay for economy or PE, and I would LOVE to be able to redeem for my Japan trips.
Currently my main source of points is QFF via credit card. I am still sitting on QF Bronze becaues I randomly chose airline (bad habit I know! the 4 trips I did last year to Japan, comprised of QF, JQ, JL and NH!), so I am really just at the starting point and will try to work my way up Sapphire.
I am based in Sydney, and always go to Osaka.
So far my research is:
Anyway, I hope I have explained myself clearly. So my question is, QFF / JAL Mileage Bank / CX Asian Miles, which suits me the best? Of course if there is a better program that I haven't mentioned, please do let me know!
Member since 08 Aug 2016
Total posts 112
would suggest asia miles.
Member since 15 Dec 2016
Total posts 171
Asia Miles??? Cathay Pacific's oneworld loyalty program is called Marco Polo Club.MPC member becomes AM member automatically, but AM member need to pay US$100 or earn 100 club points per year to join and renew MPC.
Lounge access for MPC Silver: Cathay Pacific/Dragonair (aka Cathay Dragon) marketed and operated flights only.
Benefits on non-oneworld member: Nothing. You only earn AM on those flights through your MPC card.
Japan Airlines - JAL Mileage Bank
Member since 23 Jan 2017
Total posts 1
I have a similar travel pattern and chose the following as I too fly often on JL / CX / QF. ÃÂ I do not accrue miles to QF due to their high Fuel Surcharges on award tickets and crappy redemption rates on the routes I travel. ÃÂ I do not accrue to CX as their miles expire after 3 years and I once lost a pile of miles with them when my travel patterns changed.
Thanks guys. I was thinking JMB as well. I think the best would be JMB for status flights and Asia miles using credit card points then redemption. Seems that will make the most out of my pattern.
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