Member since 05 Aug 2017
Total posts 49
Now that I have reached QF Plat, I am looking into ways on how to fast-track for *A Gold status to have similar perks when flying with *A (especially within EU). With no status match promotions around, I researched the web I stumbled upon this summary: https://www.loungebuddy.com/blog/star-alliance-the-ultimate-guide/ which shows that the threshold varies significantly from airline to airline within the *A network. For example, Gold can be reached from as low as 40k Miles (Asiana within 2 yeas!, Turkish). On the other spectrum is 100k Miles with LH (and some members include min spendings or flying with their own metal).
Assuming you do not need to fly the airlines own metal (or tickets), are miles with other *A members earned at a same or at a different rate? What I mean with that is: For example if you fly SIN-SYD on QF in J you earn 120SC. Same route, same aircraft (QF), same seat (J) but on a AY ticket, would earn you only 60SC! (or if you fly BA same route in J also only 60SC). Clearly QF loyalty program is shaped in such way to encourage flying QF ticketed itineraries. I wonder if *A does the same:
So lets say if I was to sign up with Asiana FF scheme and fly only LH, SQ or UA, would I earn same Miles-rate flying FRA-CDG w LH as if Miles were to credited to LH's own Miles & More Program?
Do you have any experience with this?
Do you know a *A member which has a relatively low Gold threshold, credits Miles from different *A flights at same earning rate as on own metal/ticket, and does not require minimum flown segments on own metal? I am likely to never fly Aegan or Asiana as I typically stick to UA, SQ and LH.
Thanks in advance
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,118
Hi Johnny,I'll let others share their experiences and let you crunch your own numbers on this, but just to flag that if you're in a position to get Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade status (either by staying in their hotels or if you have an AMEX Platinum Charge Card as this status is included for free), you can get Star Alliance Gold for one year via Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer (KrisFlyer Gold) after just three Singapore Airlines or SilkAir flights over a four-month period.We wrote a complete guide to this earlier in the week: How to get Star Alliance Gold status after just three flights
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Member since 02 Apr 2017
Total posts 175
While I can’t help you exactly (I just got Star Alliance Gold after an irritatingly long time on Lufthansa). I rocked up ~50000miles on one RTW ticket which included Air India, Lufthansa, Air New Zealand, TAP and Turkish metal, and I know Turkish has just introduced a RTW ticket, so depending on earn rates it might be possible to get the 40000 miles on just one big ticket.
Thanks a lot for the hints. Chris, I read the article and I won't be able to accumulate the 20 nights in Shangri-la not can apply for the Amex Platinum (nor plan to take 3 SQ flights) so unfortunately I need to look around for other options.
Member since 25 Apr 2013
Total posts 25
Great advice! With the Asiana program do you need to work your way through silver (20,000 miles) first before getting started on the 40,000 miles required for Gold? Or are you gold as soon as the balance hits 40,000 in the 2 year period? I couldn't easily find the answer to this on their website.
I believe it is 40k total.
Member since 15 Dec 2017
Total posts 3
Would recomend checking this out before the end of the year. https://www.united.com/web/en-US/apps/mileageplus/promotions/registrationDetails.aspx?promoCode=TB8230
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