Old May 20, 17, 5:56 am
Join Date: Dec 2015
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Originally Posted by Kamadan View Post

This is already incredibly generous, as no other FFPs around the world offers such a status earning scheme from Credit Card spending.

The degree of generosity which you refer to is of course relatively dependent upon how much flying one has to do to achieve status with each program independent of credit card spending.

For example according to their website you can qualify United Premier Gold with 50000 PQM or 60PQS (and US$6000 spend if US resident).

However Aegean Miles and More attributes *G I believe with 24000 miles and 4 Aegean segments.

On Air NZ to qualify Star Gold with seat and bag AKL-MEL return flights at 20SP each way you would need 11.25 return trips with is 36720 miles with max additional 450 credit card SP which hardly seems generous given that the flying would have qualified you with Aegean after around 8 of those return flights with no credit card points.

Turkish require 40000 miles (not greatly more than 36270 above with max CC status points also required on Air NZ but no credit card spend component is needed with Turkish programme ) to qualify for 2 years and a need to only earn 45000 miles per 2 years to keep *G for 2 years and allow 10000 of those miles to be purchased.

One of the major issues with the Air NZ program is that the earn is often inconsistent with price paid or distance which is flown. For example I had a ANZ CHC-AKL FlexiPlus segment which cost nearly $300 one way which earns only 10 SP yet I've had shorter cheaper flights which have earned more.

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