Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 10 May 2011
Total posts 249
Just noticed the accrual rates for MH when crediting to QFF. Is it me or are they extremely poor? Most fares accrue 0.25 or 0.50 times the mileage in eco. Business only accrues 0.75 and F only 1.0 ?!?!?! Very complicated accrual scheme as well, as there are lots of caveats on routing. Hardly any cabin bonus and no status bonus. I would have thought that QF being the sponsor of MH into OW would have come up with a more generous earn rate, this is very disappointing. Interested in your thoughts!
Member since 23 May 2012
Total posts 11
Saw these too. Looks like it is just QF trying to protect itself ex Aus as MH has very good value fares, and flies out of most of the major ports in Aus. They sponsored them in when they were looking for help starting 'Qantasia', but that failed, and now it looks like they are trying to screw MH over, or at least not hand them all of their FF's.
Thanks for your response!
I am fearing the entry of QR into OW now, if QF are giving similar earn rates there is not much point in flying QR. Agree with you that it is probably QF trying to protect themselves from potential passengers flying MH, however, in the end of the day the savings are pretty big on esp business class tickets that it makes sense to fly MH.
Yes! And with $2k fares in business from Asia to LAX, I certainly wouldn't bother flying QF. Take a cheapie from Aus -> Asia, then pick up MH J.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 19 Jul 2012
Total posts 13
Tell me about it as I just booked in J with Malaysia to go to the UK. Knew the rates before I booked but they offered the cheaper fare - QF fare didn't justify the additional 25% miles. Still get the QF status points though so will retain Gold for another year. As already stated I guess it is a move to prevent pax moving to the cheaper MH.
Let's hope that MH will not bring up their pricing to QF standards.....I agree that they have some pretty decent fares right now which indeed prevail over the price difference. Hope the SC earn is unaffected (which I think it is, depending on what QF classes as discount eco bucket, biz and first.
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,058
Yes in general the MH accrual rates across the board for OW partners are relatively poor. Further, to date only 3 OW carriers offer codeshares with MH (RJ,CX and JL - correct me if I'm wrong on this).
I was hoping the entrance of MH into OW would increase OW's penetration into South East Asia. At this rate, I wonder why they even bother signing up. Is MH planning to be the new Royal Jordanian of OW?
I think it will still make sense to use MH on the short intra SEA flights, where you would hardly earn any mileage anyway. At least priority check in, extra baggage allowance and lounge access will sweeten the deal.
Yes that's true, especially for the late night/early morning flights out of Oz. It all comes down to the age old question of convenience vs. cost (mileage benefits - $/mile accrued). And here I was hoping to have my cake and eat it!
Member since 04 May 2011
Total posts 31
I'm confused about their whole "eligable flights" and "selected routes only" caption.
Does this mean that we can only earn miles on those MH flights listed? AUS/NZ/ Malaysia to UK and europe return? Does anyone know if we will be able to earn points on MH flights between Australia and Asia (say SYD - ICN or HKG), or even from say Asia to the USA?
If anyone can shed some light on this, that would be awesome :)
Your guess is as good as mine MATT, hence my initial question. The more I look at it, the more I get confused.........unfortunately!
Member since 23 Mar 2012
Total posts 67
plus, the flash new all singing all dancing alliance with EK may also have something to do with it. They want everyone heading west of Asia on QF or EK metal. Wouldn't do to make it a better deal to fly with MH.
Good point, however, if you areflying to say TPE, HKT or DEL for that matter, would you fly EK via DXB or rather the shorter way with MH via KUL. They could have distinguished earn rates between destinations which are less convenient via DXB and the Europe routes whcih they want to route via QF or EK instead of canabalising the route with MH.
Thai Airways International - Royal Orchid Plus
Member since 15 Jan 2013
Total posts 71
Very Paltry if you ask me.Adelaide to Kuala Lumpur Return for instance is a miserable 1766 points for a fare qualifying Economy Ticket.I flew them to Vietnam not so long ago and it was a very low 680 points KL TO Ho chi Minh City and back from Hanoi earned so QFF works well to Asia on MH but for some weird reason They stupidly want everyone else on Qantas or Emirates Planes.Malaysia Airlines serves Paris,Frankfurt,Amsterdam and London and for everywhere else they can connect if it's within the UK onto a British Airways flight or KLM or Air France the rest of the way if in the continent or take a Train if it works out ideally.
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Just noticed the accrual rates for MH when crediting to QFF.
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