Using Qantas points on Malaysia Airlines

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brettepi

Member since 10 Jul 2017

Total posts 86

I find it offensive that Qantas would try and push customers to redeem their frequent flyer points with Malaysian Airlines. On many of the business class searches I have done, most of the availability is with Malaysian Airlines and not Qantas. Really dissapoiting that they would encourage us to fly on an airline with such a poor safety record.

dm12

Member since 08 Feb 2018

Total posts 89

They’re in Oneworld

I don’t think they have a poor safety record and wouldn’t hesitate flying them

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 990

For the record, I have zero hesitation flying with Malaysia Airlines.

s4172249

Jetstar Airways - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 18 Feb 2018

Total posts 32

Yeah it’s their fault one of their planes was shot down with a surface-to-air missile launched by rebel militia! (Sarcasm)


I’ve flown Malaysian before and after aforementioned well-known incidents and wouldn’t hesitate to again.

mannej

QF

Member since 21 May 2014

Total posts 171

If you remove 2014 from the record, MH's safety record looks no different to most other reputable airlines.

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

Total posts 762

I find it offensive that Qantas would try and push customers to redeem their frequent flyer points with Malaysian Airlines. On many of the business class searches I have done, most of the availability is with Malaysian Airlines and not Qantas. Really dissapoiting that they would encourage us to fly on an airline with such a poor safety record.

I'm not sure why this is "offensive". Sure, it can be disappointing that it is generally easier to redeem Qantas points internationally on non-Qantas airlines.


But Qantas ain't going to change and suddenly start releasing J seats freely. So if they don't offer Malaysian, next time you search, there may be nothing.

silentiger86

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Dec 2017

Total posts 90

Just used my QF points to book J seats on MH for next year. Looking forward to eating those satays on board! No hessitations at all when booking those flights :)

ACM

Member since 05 Sep 2017

Total posts 15

Love Malaysian and find their J product invariably good value for money. Whilst I have never redeemed an Awards flight on Malaysian I would have no hesitation in doing so.

Therealtimsmith

Member since 23 Aug 2014

Total posts 3

I'd also point out that the entire idea of frequent flyer programs is to give the user choice. If you believe that Malaysia Airlines is too dangerous, then you have the choice to fly via Singapore.

djtech

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Sep 2018

Total posts 344

Isn't that a good thing? Malaysian offers the only full-service direct flights from Australia to KL. So the website is just offering you the best options instead of pushing you to connect through hong kong or other cities.

alansu

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 22 Jan 2015

Total posts 85

Echoing the sentiment that many others have shared, I've flown MH many times in the last few years in Y, J and F both short haul and long haul, and barring a handful of times, I've received nothing but quality and attentive service. Their MHUpgrade program is especially good value seeing that you can upgrade from Y to J to KL for as little as $500 one way. No hesitation whatsoever in flying with them - it's unfortunate what happened in 2014, but that's the reality of air travel really.

TJS

Member since 14 Jun 2018

Total posts 45

Qantas don’t push you to use Malaysian - the website shows which OneWorld carriers have reward seat availability. From my experience, which would appear to be similar to yours, Malaysian has quite good reward seat availability.

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