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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 Jun 5, 11, 7:33 pm
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Redeeming Miles for Awards on Malaysia Airlines / MH (Master thread)

Malaysia Airlines will join the oneWorld alliance.

An announcement is expected shortly from Singapore.

http://www.ausbt.com.au/malaysia-air...n=home-flipper.

A little background on MAS:
*Hubbed in Kuala Lumpur.
*One of few airlines to serve all six inhabited continents.
*Operates a fleet of 90 aircraft; with 50 orders and 30 options, including six A380s.
*U.S. service to Los Angeles via Taipei.
*European service includes Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Paris and Rome.
*One of few airlines rated 5-star by Skytrax.

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Old Jun 5, 11, 7:50 pm
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A hearty "terima kasih banyak-banyak" for an early sharing of the news, MAH4546!

Check out their interactive route map here.

MH Enrich Silver tier is oneworld Ruby (AA Gold); Enrich Gold to oneworld Sapphire (AA Platinum); and Enrich Platinum to oneworld Emerald (AA Exdecutive Platinum).

link to new A380 interior photos


Boeing 747 First Class pod

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777 Business Class


A380 Business Class

Note infants to 2 years old are not allowed in 747 and A380 First; infants and children to age 12 are not allowed on the A380 upper deck.

LAX-KUL and onward... very nice!

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Old Feb 1, 13, 6:17 am
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Malaysian now in oneworld 1 Feb 2013 - awards, miles earning, etc. (consolidated)

MH not showing on AA searches yet? I'm wondering what tax differences are on a FRA-KUL one way with AA vs BA.
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Old Feb 1, 13, 7:45 am
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Originally Posted by mathman88 View Post
I should add that this was on the KUL-LHR route, so maybe they are going the way of SQ and the A380. I will check other routes.
I have no problems finding J award space on LHR-KUL on MH using the BA site. For instance, LHR-KUL in mid-August. I did find that if you search for F, it spits back Y. However, if you search specifically for J, it will show the space.
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Old Feb 1, 13, 7:56 am
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When is AA posting the accrual chart? MH has been a OneWorld member for over 12 hours now.
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Old Feb 1, 13, 8:36 am
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Just booked Business Class

Hi All;

Just booked J as AAdvantage claim that F is not available for mileage use.

Is this correct, or does anyone have conflicting information.
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Old Feb 1, 13, 9:21 am
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Originally Posted by Noctilux View Post
Hi All;

Just booked J as AAdvantage claim that F is not available for mileage use.

Is this correct, or does anyone have conflicting information.
Same here. Agents are only able to book Biz and Coach to CDG and LHR, no First yet (doesn't come up as an option and they claim it's 2-cabin ). I'm thinking this might be programming issue? I'm giving it a few days.
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Old Feb 1, 13, 9:59 am
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Originally Posted by Angeleno228 View Post
Same here. Agents are only able to book Biz and Coach to CDG and LHR, no First yet (doesn't come up as an option and they claim it's 2-cabin ). I'm thinking this might be programming issue? I'm giving it a few days.
I think it has to do with Amadeus again. When CX switched over to Amadeus, AA members couldn't even book with them for about 2 weeks! So I think the same is happening with MH.

Originally Posted by Noctilux View Post
Hi All;

Just booked J as AAdvantage claim that F is not available for mileage use.

Is this correct, or does anyone have conflicting information.
What I'd like to know is what you paid in total taxes...?

Is MH charging YQ with AAdvantage ?
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Old Feb 1, 13, 10:23 am
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Originally Posted by Guy Betsy View Post

What I'd like to know is what you paid in total taxes...?

Is MH charging YQ with AAdvantage ?

Yes looks like AA is not charging YQ:


KUL BLR $21.30
LAX KUL $30.50
LAX NRT $2.50
LHR KUL $198.50


All the above are for Y class. On the BLR route I still might take BA as they charge $143 and 10k miles as opposed to 22.5K miles AA wants. On the other routes AA is a clear winner.
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Originally Posted by Guy Betsy View Post
I think it has to do with Amadeus again. When CX switched over to Amadeus, AA members couldn't even book with them for about 2 weeks! So I think the same is happening with MH.


What I'd like to know is what you paid in total taxes...?

Is MH charging YQ with AAdvantage ?
Hi GB

Not an Amadeus thing, it is an MH thing; I spoke directly to MH and they confirmed that the F seats are not available for mileage.

Flying J from LHR/KUL I paid $480 in taxes.
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Old Feb 1, 13, 12:05 pm
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Yes looks like AA is not charging YQ:


KUL BLR $21.30
LAX KUL $30.50
LAX NRT $2.50
LHR KUL $198.50


All the above are for Y class. On the BLR route I still might take BA as they charge $143 and 10k miles as opposed to 22.5K miles AA wants. On the other routes AA is a clear winner.
I just did a ow KUL-LHR-GLA J redemption. Tax and fees totalled US$110.
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Old Feb 1, 13, 12:43 pm
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Originally Posted by zakami View Post
When is AA posting the accrual chart? MH has been a OneWorld member for over 12 hours now.
The lack of attention and detail of AA.com never cease to amaze me. It's been over a full day since the first oneworld MH flight left KUL, the one highlighted in the press release co-signed by AA!!

However, from the promo I notice that it extends only to Economy Class fares booked in Y, B, H, K, M, L, V, or S -- so I imply that not all bookings earn miles (e.g. fares booked in Q, O).

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Originally Posted by hillrider View Post
The lack of attention and detail of AA.com never cease to amaze me. It's been over a full day since the first oneworld MH flight left KUL, the one highlighted in the press release co-signed by AA!!

However, from the promo I notice that it extends only to Economy Class fares booked in Y, B, H, K, M, L, V, or S -- so I imply that not all bookings earn miles (e.g. fares booked in Q, O).

That being said, the promo doesn't include discounted business Z, which you can be almost 100% sure will be a regular earning class on AA (it is on BA). Probably a good assumption is that the BAEC earning chart is a baseline, and AAdvantage earnings will be the same or likely better (which is still not saying much).
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Old Feb 1, 13, 12:52 pm
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That being said, the promo doesn't include discounted business Z, which you can be almost 100% sure will be a regular earning class on AA (it is on BA).
Good point.

Those Z fares are actually pretty good, but it looks like the integration isn't quite done yet: look at this SFO-KUL routing:

1. SFO-UA-LAX-TYO-KUL

Yep, SFO-LAX must be on UA and therefore cannot be on AA!!! This is definitely one of those are you kidding??

Lots and lots of attention to detail missing on this "integration". Doesn't look good if the AA/US merger takes place.
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Old Feb 1, 13, 1:41 pm
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Malaysia Airlines will join the oneWorld alliance.

An announcement is expected shortly from Singapore.

http://www.ausbt.com.au/malaysia-air...n=home-flipper.

A little background on MAS:
*Hubbed in Kuala Lumpur.
*One of few airlines to serve all six inhabited continents.
*Operates a fleet of 90 aircraft; with 50 orders and 30 options, including six A380s.
*U.S. service to Los Angeles via Taipei.
*European service includes Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Paris and Rome.
*One of few airlines rated 5-star by Skytrax.
I think MH has stopped service to CAI, JNB, CPT and EZE

Also the flight to LAX is through NRT I think.
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