Member since 06 Mar 2017
Total posts 4
Member since 24 Jan 2017
Total posts 5
I've found BA Silver costs you fewer points for reward flights between European cities compared to QF points.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 02 Aug 2012
Total posts 93
May depend a bit on your longer term ambitions.
Member since 14 Jun 2013
Total posts 109
BA is better for short trips around the UK and Europe, just collect all your Avios and award seats are easy to find and cheap to buy. The more of your flying will be with BA the more it makes sense to join BA Executive Club and credit to them. Also if you fly back to Sydney you can use BA and change flights at Singapore to earn extra Tier Credits, this trick doesn't work with Qantas at Dubai. On LHR-SYD fly BA11 to SIN then swap to BA15, on the way back fly BA16 SYD-SIN then swap to BA12.
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,058
BAEC gives you the flexibility to fly with other oneworld carriers and not lose out on the ability to earn status at the standard rate. Qantas generally penalises it's members when they fly non-Qantas even within the oneworld alliance as the status credit earn rate is much lower.
Member since 13 Jul 2012
Total posts 151
Keeping your QF status requires taking at least 4 QF flights each year.
Unless you are sure you will travel home each year, on QF, it may be a better idea to choose BA.
Member since 12 Jan 2017
Total posts 8
All great advice - thanks guys.
Hi Guest, join in the discussion on
London-based flyer: Qantas Gold vs BA Silver?
Already have an ET account? Log in below.
Signing up with Executive Traveller only takes a second and lets you
interact with our community. It's completely free and we'll never pass your information on to
Didn’t receive an activation email? Resend one to yourself here.
If you’ve forgotten your password, simply enter your email address
below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email to re-activate your account and enter a new password.
If you have not received the activation email, simply enter your email address below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email containing the activation link.
Subscribe to our free newsletter and get the latest news, reviews, tips and more sent straight to your inbox