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Good use of Aeroflot Bonus for Asia - America travellers

Good use of Aeroflot Bonus for Asia - America travellers

Old Oct 3, 18, 8:45 am
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Good use of Aeroflot Bonus for Asia - America travellers

Aeroflot is offering some good fares between HK and USA - I've posted some deals in the MR forum for HKG-LAX. However, going HKG-SVO-LAX is a bit extreme for a casual traveller.

The good fares are also available for HKG-JFK as well. Aeroflot offers a good fare where you can use.

If you only fly once per year, you can do the following:
1. Fly HKG-SVO-JFK round-trip on premium economy classic - fare start from US$1189, and you get 27268 miles - qualified for silver (ST elite) next year.
2. Fly HKG-SVO-JFK round-trip on premium economy classic - fare start from US$1189, and you get 27268 qualification miles + 4546 bonus miles - keeping the silver qualification
3. Fly HKG-SVO-JFK round-trip on premium economy classic - fare start from US$1189, and you get 27268 qualification miles + 4546 bonus miles - keeping the silver qualification
After 3 years, you get 90896 miles - remember Aeroflot miles don't expire if you keep flying.
4. Fly HKG-SVO-JFK round-trip on premium economy flex - fare start from US$1431, and you get 36356 qualification miles + 4546 bonus miles - keeping the silver qualification. Upgrade all 4 segments to business using 65000 miles (30000 for HKG-SVO, 35000 for SVO-JFK)
You now have 66798 miles left.
5. Fly HKG-SVO-JFK round-trip on premium economy flex - fare start from US$1431, and you get 36356 qualification miles + 4546 bonus miles - keeping the silver qualification. Upgrade all 4 segments to business using 65000 miles (30000 for HKG-SVO, 35000 for SVO-JFK)
You now have 42700 miles left.
6. Fly HKG-SVO-JFK round-trip on premium economy classic - fare start from US$1189, and you get 27268 qualification miles + 4546 bonus miles - keeping the silver qualification.
You now have 74514 miles left.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 for subsequent flights. You can fly premium economy R/T and business R/T HKG-JFK starting from US$2620 afterwards as long as you can book A class inventory.

If you fly twice per year on the above, you will get gold (SkyTeam elite+) status.

IMHO, this is very generous offer on the Aeroflot bonus programme as long as you can get A class availability every time - considering the ticket price for A class is sometimes comparable to other airlines' plain economy.
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Old Oct 9, 18, 9:33 am
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Originally Posted by miklcct View Post
Aeroflot is offering some good fares between HK and USA ...... If you fly twice per year on the above, you will get gold (SkyTeam elite+) status.
......However, going HKG-SVO-LAX is a bit extreme for a casual traveller.
they have to , cause otherwise they cant compete against 3649204 airlines which offer faster routes

Originally Posted by miklcct View Post
However, going HKG-SVO-LAX is a bit extreme for a casual traveller.
if you dont need visa to russian federation and can manage a long layover in order to spend time in moscow , why not it can be good
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Old Oct 11, 18, 5:52 am
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And don't forget the upgrade vouchers at 75k, 100k, 125k (3!),... Status miles per year.

However at the end, I prefer the short route en PEY on other carriers over the marathon on Aeroflot for Asia-US.
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