Old Oct 1, 20, 5:52 pm
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Originally Posted by sfvoyage View Post
I am planning LAX-DOH-MLE on QR in J (R class) sometime in the next few months and wonder if I should credit the miles to my existing AA or CX program or my newly-opened QR Privilege Club account.

I have no status on AA or CX currently and am a QR newbie. It looks like all the programs have different earning and redeeming rates for miles, as well as elite qualification thresholds.

Any insight on the pros and cons of earning and redeeming miles on the QR program vs. AA or CX would be greatly appreciated.

I am Lifetime Gold on UA and do not need to chase status with Star Alliance. Going forward, I will choose airlines based on best value for money, mostly in J long haul and Y short haul. I like CX, have read great things about QR, and normally avoid AA if possible. Thanks.
Without asking about a lot of details in your travel patterns and aims of redemption. I would say accrue to AA.

The redemption rates are decent, miles do not expire with activity, searching and booking awards is very efficient even from the app. And if you already have miles with AA don't start splitting your funds in to additional OW programs.

The main argument against PC is probably the redemption rates.
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