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Old Feb 22, 11, 10:40 pm   #1
 
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Easiest FFP to obtain One World Emrald/Sapphire Status

Unlike *A, where some programs (specifically, TK and NH(?)) make it easier to attain *A silver/gold status than others (and the status lasts longer than other airlines); a cursory glance at OneWorld FFPs seems to indicate that there isn't one particular program in OneWorld where its considerably easy to attain OWS or OWE as compared to other airlines. (Not Including AA Challenges).

So, fellow FF's the question is this - Which if any is the easiest OneWorld FFP to obtain OWS / OWE on.
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Old Feb 23, 11, 5:46 am   #2
 
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imo.
OWS - AA - via dumping $2m bucks thru a credit card and getting Exec Life
- QF - via premium fares
- BA - via premium fares
OWE - QF - via premium fares - standout winner
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Old Feb 23, 11, 8:59 am   #3
 
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OWS - AA - via dumping $2m bucks thru a credit card and getting Exec Life
OWS is right, and the fact that 2 million AA miles will get you there is also right, but the tier level is called Platinum at AA.
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Old Feb 23, 11, 9:14 am   #4
 
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There's also LANPASS.

Premium Silver (Saphire) can be had for 40,000 km (25,000 miles), including 4 medium-/long-haul flights in LAN J.

Comodoro (Emerald) requires 90,000 km (56,000 miles), including 6 medium-/long-haul flights in LAN J.
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Old Feb 23, 11, 12:20 pm   #5
 
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If you live in Japan, I think JAL would be the best bet. The hardest part is to earn the first 50,000 FLY ON POINTS level, but once you reach it for the first time, you get an invitation to become a JGC member. After that, all you need is a JAL credit card and you're set for life as a OW Sapphire, so long as you continue to pay annual fees on that credit card.

Someone who knows about JMB might provide better info on this.
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Old Feb 23, 11, 6:28 pm   #6
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Unlike *A, where some programs (specifically, TK and NH(?)) make it easier to attain *A silver/gold status than others (and the status lasts longer than other airlines); a cursory glance at OneWorld FFPs seems to indicate that there isn't one particular program in OneWorld where its considerably easy to attain OWS or OWE as compared to other airlines. (Not Including AA Challenges).

So, fellow FF's the question is this - Which if any is the easiest OneWorld FFP to obtain OWS / OWE on.
For *A the easiest program is A3, then the likes of TK, OZ and AC.

For OW and OWE, I think QF might be the easiest program if you fly paid business. 7 RTW tickets in business give lifetime OWS status on QF.

One thing to be aware of with oneworld is that many programs (BA, QF, not AA) enforce the 4 segment policy. In other words, you must fly 4 segments on a flight number of that carrier per year otherwise you will get no status at all. So you often can't do what you do in *A, getting status with an airline you never actually fly with. That might limit your choices.
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