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Old Mar 31, 19, 1:16 pm
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Which FFP should I use going forward

Hi, I would like your expertise to help me decide which FFP to use going forward. I am currently OWE on BA ExecClub. But, I will no longer be a resident of the UK. I am moving to Singapore so making the 4 BA flights could be difficult as I dont have reason to go to UK anymore. I make a few trips to the USA (from SIN) but almost always on the cheapest economy (since they are company trips). And, since I am OWE, I try to keep all my flights on OW alliance. I like the benefit EC gives for entry to AC while flying US domestic flights. So, it would be great if there is an equivalent benefit on another FFP.
Appreciate your assistance and insight. Thanks!
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Old Mar 31, 19, 3:49 pm
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Originally Posted by filakia8 View Post
Hi, I would like your expertise to help me decide which FFP to use going forward. I am currently OWE on BA ExecClub. But, I will no longer be a resident of the UK. I am moving to Singapore so making the 4 BA flights could be difficult as I don't have reason to go to UK anymore.
I make a few trips to the USA (from SIN) but almost always on the cheapest economy (since they are company trips). And, since I am OWE, I try to keep all my flights on OW alliance. I like the benefit EC gives for entry to AC while flying US domestic flights. So, it would be great if there is an equivalent benefit on another FFP.
Appreciate your assistance and insight. Thanks!
A lot depends on what you want from a ffp and travel profile.
Now days cheap economy seats do not earn much with any ffp. Some earn nothing.

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Old Mar 31, 19, 4:20 pm
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Originally Posted by filakia8 View Post
Hi, I would like your expertise to help me decide which FFP to use going forward. I am currently OWE on BA ExecClub. But, I will no longer be a resident of the UK. I am moving to Singapore so making the 4 BA flights could be difficult as I dont have reason to go to UK anymore. I make a few trips to the USA (from SIN) but almost always on the cheapest economy (since they are company trips). And, since I am OWE, I try to keep all my flights on OW alliance. I like the benefit EC gives for entry to AC while flying US domestic flights. So, it would be great if there is an equivalent benefit on another FFP.
Appreciate your assistance and insight. Thanks!
As a non-US resident, you are exempt from spending thresholds on AA, DL, and UA.

I don't currently chase status because most of my (intra-China) flights earn close to zero miles, but I did enjoy my 3 year stint as a BA Gold, and it was pretty easy for me to keep until they introduced the "4 BA flights" requirement. My issue is/was that Oneworld is kind of useless in Mainland China. Singapore seems to be a little better.
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Old Apr 3, 19, 8:20 pm
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Originally Posted by filakia8 View Post
Hi, I would like your expertise to help me decide which FFP to use going forward. I am currently OWE on BA ExecClub. But, I will no longer be a resident of the UK. I am moving to Singapore so making the 4 BA flights could be difficult as I dont have reason to go to UK anymore. I make a few trips to the USA (from SIN) but almost always on the cheapest economy (since they are company trips). And, since I am OWE, I try to keep all my flights on OW alliance. I like the benefit EC gives for entry to AC while flying US domestic flights. So, it would be great if there is an equivalent benefit on another FFP.
Appreciate your assistance and insight. Thanks!
In that case - you have 1 logical choice only - UA.

I am not sure how you can earn BA Gold with "cheapest economy". But with "cheapest economy", UA and DL are better programs for those who live overseas and travel to the U.S. because their program count virtually all revenue tickets. Because you are at SIN, so UA will give you a better advantage over DL.

Another program to consider will be CX MPC. But I warn you upfront - it is very possible that you won't make it to the OWE level (DM). In fact, your level can drop significantly depending on how cheap we are talking about.


Originally Posted by moondog View Post
As a non-US resident, you are exempt from spending thresholds on AA, DL, and UA.
The bolded part is inaccurate.

Every elite with AA is subject to EQD requirement. No exception.
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Old Apr 4, 19, 4:27 am
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Originally Posted by garykung View Post
In that case - you have 1 logical choice only - UA.

I am not sure how you can earn BA Gold with "cheapest economy". But with "cheapest economy", UA and DL are better programs for those who live overseas and travel to the U.S. because their program count virtually all revenue tickets. Because you are at SIN, so UA will give you a better advantage over DL.
Agree with this (my bolding).
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