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.
Member since 08 Feb 2018
Total posts 89
They’re in Oneworld
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 990
For the record, I have zero hesitation flying with Malaysia Airlines.
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)
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.
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 762
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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