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Redeeming Miles for Awards on Malaysia Airlines / MH (Master thread)

Redeeming Miles for Awards on Malaysia Airlines / MH (Master thread)

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MH / Malaysia Airlines: Earning Miles, Awards, etc.
Malaysia Airlines joined oneworld 1 Feb 2013


NOTE: Since May 2015, MH has been undergoing major restructuring, including fleet, personnel and route reduction, rebranding (the airline changed its registered name 1 Sep 2015), etc. Please keep aware of possible changes.

Link to AA's oneworld airlines MH miles-earning chart page; miles are reported to post 1-2 weeks, longer or to Enrich for account holders.

● Domestic MH coded flights operated by Firefly or MASwings aren't eligible for AAdvantage miles accrual*

● AAdvantage Executive Platinum, AAdvantage Platinum and AAdvantage Gold members do earn status bonus (redeemable) miles when flying on Malaysia Airlines.

● Awards book into P (First Class), U (Business Class) and X (Economy Class). Awards do not incur "YQ" fees; MH now seems to be releasing F award seats to AA (post #173).

● Infants are not permitted in F on 747 and A380;

Link to Malaysia Airlines website

Link to archived announcement of MH to join oneworld FT thread.

*NOTE: Code-share partners

● Malaysia Airlines code-shares oneworld partners American Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways and its affiliate Dragonair, Finnair, Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian and SriLankan Airlines. EQM and Award Miles earning eligible.

● Code-share partners that are not part of oneworld include its subsidiary Firefly, and Air Mauritius, Bangkok Airways, China Southern Airlines, Egyptair, Etihad, Garuda Gulf Air, Jet Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Oman Air, Philippine Airlines, Royal Brunei Airlines, Silk Air, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines and Uzbekistan Airways. These are ineligible for earning AA EQ or Award miles.

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Old Feb 3, 13, 10:01 am
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Originally Posted by dmbtr3 View Post
What mystery?

Did you even see post # 17?
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Old Feb 3, 13, 10:10 am
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Originally Posted by abk View Post
I have been on Malaysia's website and AA.com and cannot find a way to see Malaysia's J fares Lax-Nrt for my like. Looking at various dates in June and July. All I can find is coach fares. Anyone help me on what I am doing wrong.

I think its the IT intergration problem. The fares are there but problem with booking it. Give it a few days and book through OTAs.

Otherwise wait till AA codeshares with MH in late March. Don't know if AA will be able to beat MH's fares.

For June/July, MH fares in Business, booked in D are : $3195 + 427 TAX
If you can leave by 31st May, there is a Z class special for $ 2030 + 427 tax.
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Old Feb 3, 13, 10:12 am
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Originally Posted by hillrider View Post
Assuming that the above fares are round-trip, the 5451 miles you get (50% of roundtrip) for $108 will cost you 1.98c each.

This is far from a good deal, actually you pay more for them than what they're worth if you value them in the typical 1.5-1.8c/mile range!
AA currently has the Double miles promo going on. In the short term, it might make the extra $$ worthwhile.
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Old Feb 3, 13, 10:53 am
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Award booking classes

For those of you who hold MH award reservations, could you please post what inventory they're using in Sabre for them (first/business/economy)?

Thx.
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Old Feb 3, 13, 10:56 am
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Ok - need some help here.

I am looking to book a flight on Malaysia Airlines (marketed and operated). Per the table here, deep discount earns 0 miles while discount (L,S,V) earns 50%. There is also a promo for double miles on Malaysia.

My questions

1. How do segments factor into this? Are they only for AA marketed and xyz operated flights?

2. If I book a flight in L,S,V and register for the promo, will that give me 50% EQM and 100% RDM (50% + double miles)?

3. EXP bonus - Not listed here. Not sure if this applies or not. Any one have any ideas?

Thought I had a handle on this, but I am seriously confused. EXP desk seems to be getting me even more lost.

For some reason, this flight does not show up on AA so I cannot book it as an AA marketed flight.
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Old Feb 3, 13, 11:05 am
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Originally Posted by hillrider View Post
For those of you who hold MH award reservations, could you please post what inventory they're using in Sabre for them (first/business/economy)?

Thx.
You can't see MH award inventory on Sabre..

For what its worth, F is booked as P class cos I just booked an award last wk. I'm sorry, but I can't help you with the rest. It could be X for Y.
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Old Feb 3, 13, 12:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Guy Betsy View Post
What mystery?

Did you even see post # 17?
I've been reading this thread as new posts appear. I swear that wasn't there on 2/1, maybe got edited in later. Or maybe I'm having a senior moment.
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Old Feb 3, 13, 12:44 pm
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Originally Posted by hillrider View Post
Uh? The routing makes no sense as it's almost exactly twice as long!!

You can try out the A380 (well worth it) between those areas on oneworld metal by taking the QF one to DXB as of 31MAR.
Not that far fetched as I can ticket valid routing on *A via this route.

What one world routing would take you into India via DXB?
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Old Feb 3, 13, 12:59 pm
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Originally Posted by hillrider View Post
You can try out the A380 (well worth it) between those areas on oneworld metal by taking the QF one to DXB as of 31MAR.
Can you actually ticket this though or am I misunderstanding what you're suggesting?

I can't copy/paste but from the Qantas site it says that LHR-DXB must be booked in conjunction with a Qantas/codeshare flight to/from Australia/NZ.
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Old Feb 3, 13, 3:04 pm
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Originally Posted by hillrider View Post
For those of you who hold MH award reservations, could you please post what inventory they're using in Sabre for them (first/business/economy)?
We are currently awaiting official confirmation from MH, but they should be P/U/S respectively (AKA FS/CS/YS in the KVS Tool):

http://Help.KVSTool.com/#MH
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Old Feb 3, 13, 4:21 pm
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While kvs is here, do the current ow search methods show mh availability?
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Old Feb 3, 13, 6:29 pm
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Originally Posted by skit53 View Post
While kvs is here, do the current ow search methods show mh availability?
Yes, MH Award Availability is already accessible via the [Awards/BA-OneWorld] Method in KVS Tool (V7.1.4).
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Old Feb 3, 13, 6:37 pm
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Originally Posted by hillrider View Post
For those of you who hold MH award reservations, could you please post what inventory they're using in Sabre for them (first/business/economy)?

Thx.
I booked biz on MH, it was U inventory.
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Old Feb 3, 13, 7:23 pm
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Not true - orbitz/expedia and the like definitely allow one to search their sites directly for int'l itineraries. Fares usually aren't competitive though.
Glad to be proved wrong. A few years ago, it was not possible.
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Old Feb 3, 13, 11:28 pm
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Hmmmmn......No elite bonus showing for flights taken on MH. I wonder if it's a website anomaly !!!
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