I figured that this was the best place to ask the experts.
I have to fly to Shanghai from Sydney and have the option of PE via HKG (QF or CX) or Business direct on China Eastern (MU).
I am a platinum QFF and have no hope of retaining that status this year especially in light of the travel downgrade.
I understand that I can earn QFF points on the MU flight, but donít believe that I earn status credits (I donít believe that there are codeshare flights), is this the case?
Also what lounge will I have access to in SYD travelling on MU, will it be 1st as a Plat or just Business as travelling on a J flight?
What would be the better option, how good is MU?
Programs: former Olympic Airways Gold (yeah - still proud of that!)
Originally Posted by thebear
Thanks all, the direct flight J class on QF is too expensive and does not have PE.
Have decided to forgo business class on MU and take QF via HKG.
Will possibly only end up with a few hundred staus credits this year so will need to hope for a soft landing.
you will get a soft landing even with no qantas flights and no SCs. so if you are taking PE just for that reason there is no need. if you want comfort then take mu business, for time savings if nothing else.