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Deciding on a Oneworld Frequent Flyer Program? Help is here.

Old Dec 10, 19, 8:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Mwenenzi View Post
Good summary. But 1 ffp is likley only to meet some of the requirements (in full or part). Something will have to go.
Thank you for the prompt reply. I'm aware of many of these issues. My question, to be clearer, is that given how I've weighted my preferences, I'm trying to figure out which one is best. I'm particularly curious about options beyond the AA/BA programs, since I know them quite well.
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Old Dec 11, 19, 2:57 am
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I would really appreciate help on choosing the best FFP for us. We will start our 1st RTW with OW through JAL in January. We intend to do another RTW in the near future also with OW through JAL as starting in Japan gives us the best price. We currently live in Thailand & are likely to do BKK-YUL, BKK-SEA, YUL-SEA routes once every 1 or 2 years between our other Asia/Europe explorations. We have family near SEA & MTL. I've looked at www.wheretocredit.com & it looks like we would get the most miles by using Alaska'a FFP for most of our flights although Alaska is not officially a OW member. With our flights with Qatar & Latam we would get more miles with Bangkok Airways. But miles are not always more important than other factors & I'm wondering if it would not be better to pool all the miles in one place. Thanks in advance for any advise you can give us.

(1) What is most important to you in a FFP?
Good Award redemption rates & better award access
(2) How many miles do you usually fly each year & in what class? How many flights/sectors?
25000-50000 usually Premium economy but sometimes business.
(3) What types of fares do you usually buy?
(First, Business, Premium economy, Economy, cheapest)
Reply: Premium Economy when purchasing single segment. Business when using awards or purchasing RTW
(4) Can you choose your airlines and/or class of service? Do you travel for work and/or pleasure?
Travel for Pleasure. Freedom to choose any airline or class of service
(5) Which routes and airlines do you fly most often?
Asia & Transpacific
(6) What is your home airport?
BKK (Bangkok)
(7) Do you have FFP status of any kind in OW or other airline? What is it? Do you have any miles banked in a FFP?
No status yet. Delta 40K+ Chase Reserve 100K+
(8) Preferred Airlines? Most common Airlines flown on?
Up to now, mostly Delta, Air Canada & Air Asia. With our upcoming RTW it will be a first with most of the OW airlines.
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Old Jan 14, 20, 7:18 pm
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Hello,

A friend of mine would like to consider a frequent flyer program for One World. He won't fly that much so I was wondering what would be the best fit for him, as I don't fly OW.

(1) What is most important to you in a FFP?
Lounge access, and potentially priority boarding, but mostly lounge access.

(2) How many miles do you usually fly each year & in what class? How many flights/sectors?
25000-50000 usually economy for work.
(3) What types of fares do you usually buy?
(First, Business, Premium economy, Economy, cheapest)
Reply: Economy

4) Can you choose your airlines and/or class of service? Do you travel for work and/or pleasure?
Travel for work, can choose the airline if the price is cheap enough relatively speaking.
(5) Which routes and airlines do you fly most often?
Latin America and Caribbean

(6) What is your home airport?
JFK, LGA and EWR.
(7) Do you have FFP status of any kind in OW or other airline? What is it? Do you have any miles banked in a FFP?
United Silver this year.

8) Preferred Airlines? Most common Airlines flown on?
Up to now, mostly Delta or Air Canada (going to Canada).

The rouge is now changing to South America. LatAm should be the most common carrier used.
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Old Jan 14, 20, 7:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Gasolin View Post
Hello,

A friend of mine would like to consider a frequent flyer program for One World. He won't fly that much so I was wondering what would be the best fit for him, as I don't fly OW.
(1) What is most important to you in a FFP?
Lounge access, and potentially priority boarding, but mostly lounge access.
<snip>
8) Preferred Airlines? Most common Airlines flown on?
Up to now, mostly Delta or Air Canada (going to Canada).

The rouge is now changing to South America. LatAm should be the most common carrier used.
LATAM is leaving OW in Oct 2020. Will then be associated with DL. DL have take a part ownership of LATAM.
Mid top level status with AA will not get you lounge access on USA domestic flights. Unsure on Caribbean flights.
Some other ffp's like BA & QF have an requirement for X flights on the ffp airlines. Precise rules vary, so check each ffp. But mid-top level status get you lounge access on USA domestic flights.
May be better to pay cash for lounge access. Or a credit card that has a lounge access benefit.
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Old Jan 15, 20, 6:46 am
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Will lose AA exec platinum after 10 years of having it and will miss my emerald card and those first class lounges in hong kong plus using F class BA checkin in London when time is tight. I have a Centurion so not a big deal, i can always use fast track. I've joined RJ thinking that 65,000 EQMs would be easy. Thoughts on this? What's the easiest to qualify for EMD. BA is a big turnoff to me because of the poor phone service and high fuel surcharges on awards.

(1) What is most important to you in a FFP?
Easy EMD qualification (easiest) plus low fuel surcharges on awards.
(2) How many miles do you usually fly each year & in what class? How many flights/sectors?
100k in business long haul and economy EU short haul
(3) What types of fares do you usually buy?
discount business and economy

(4) Can you choose your airlines and/or class of service? Do you travel for work and/or pleasure?
total freedom to choose. usually for work
(5) Which routes and airlines do you fly most often?
GVA/MLA TUN/LAX ARN/PEK

(6) What is your home airport?
GVA
(7) Do you have FFP status of any kind in OW or other airline? What is it? Do you have any miles banked in a FFP?
AA Exec Platinum (losing it January 2020) and AF Platinum
(8) Preferred Airlines? Most common Airlines flown on?
QR, CX, BA
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Old Yesterday, 1:51 am
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Originally Posted by ACHS68 View Post
Suggestions is much appreciated.
I currently have 2 Gold *A account; SQ PPS ad TK elite.
Am thinking of starting a One World FFP account.
A quick question too....any OW airlines has a 2 years validity on their status?.

(1) home airport - Singapore
(2) miles flown each year & in what class? - approx. 100k (60/40 in J & Y class). Fly business for work and mix (depending on availability of reasonable J fares) for leisure
(3) types of fares bought - fly business for work and mix for leisure depending on availability of reasonable J fares
(4) choice of airlines/cabins. work and/or pleasure? For work generally would be SQ. Leisure is pretty mixed and mainly *A.
(5) routes flown most often - Singapore to Europe, USA & Asia.
(6) current FFP status - *A (SQ PPS *G and TK Elite Gold)
(7) What is most important to you in a FFP? Good rates in J, (lounge access, extra baggage, priority boarding, upgrades when flying Y)
(8) Preferred Airlines - SQ & TK

Thank You
I think rj has two years for emd.
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