Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 09 May 2013
Total posts 342
I'm QF platinum, can never get to P1. I would like to know which is the easiest Star alliance membership to maintain (gold)? I had KrisFlyer Gold, even with two business class returns i have not been to get anywhere close to maintaining it! Based on some basic reading, i can see Turkish, United are good. I fly to europe once per year, US 2 times per year and 3-4 times to asia.
Member since 21 Dec 2016
Total posts 9
Asiana is the easiest to maintain, I reckon. Lower threshold than most (40,000 miles) and you hold the status for two years after the end of the membership year. So if you earn it quickly you can have Star Alliance gold for almost three years.
Just to confirm, that i want an airline that requires minimal sectors with them for holding gold membership,
Member since 02 Sep 2018
Total posts 344
Asiana's program doesn't require any travel on Asiana themselves I belief. As long as you accrue 40k or more miles flown to achieve diamond status (star alliance gold) within 2 years, you will be entitled to that status for the next 24 months. For context, a Sydney to Singapore return in business on Singapore Air earns 9770 miles. This means that you'll need about 2 round trips per year and a bit to achieve the status.
Member since 09 Mar 2019
Total posts 8
I achieved * Alliance Gold with Asiana flying entirely in economy mostly on THAI, with a few flights on South African Airways, Singapore and Asiana). You actually have 2 years to accumulate 40K miles but I did it in under 1 year. Status was achieved 2/2018 and valid until 10/2021 so 44 months to enjoy the benefits.
One more thing about Asiana, you only need 30,000 miles on * Alliance airlines within 24 months of your status expiring to requalify for * Alliance Gold (it's called Asiana Diamond). And your miles are valid for up to 12 years. It's a pretty good deal!
Asiana website says 50 flights with them for gold, (see attached). Am i reading this wrong?
Originally Posted by Antony J
Member since 01 Nov 2016
Total posts 140
United is offering a status match valid till 31 Dec 2020. With you being platinum with Qantas, worth at least taking a look at what United has to offer.
Member since 23 Oct 2015
Thai requies 50,000 km on Star Alliance in a 12 month period, or 2 x 40K per year for 2 years. Gold status then valid for 2 years giving one free return upgrade award and one 50% award point purchase. I've been Gold for around 15 years and once even reached the elevated Platinum level but that is now completely out of reach at 80kms per year for 2 years.
I'm pretty happy with the Thai scheme .
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