I am planning a long holiday in the Asia/Pacific region in the second half of this year. I already thought about a USA/Hawaii/Guam holiday to get a flight on Continental Micronesia's Island Hopper, or to explore all the small Pacific Islands on Air New Zealand via LAX
. Unfortunately I found out that these flights would be quite expensive and that they would give me not more than Silver Elite in Continental's frequent flyer program and absolutely no status in Lufthansa's Miles & More program (as a German resident you need 50.000 miles to get silver and not only 25.000 miles like all residents of all other countries).
I found out that I could become Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold Elite when I am booking a Germany-Australia flight in Business Class (I already saw a few good offers) and two flights within Australia/New Zealand (I would like to travel within/between these countries anyway when I am there). QF
is offering a special Biz fare including two domestic flights as well as attractive stopover deals in Asia, so I will try to include a stop in SIN
and in BKK
as well as a routing via LHR
in order to get more miles.
Now to my actualy question: Does it make sense to join (and become gold elite) in QF
's FFP for me as an European living in Europe? Doesn't it make more sense for me to join BA
's Executive Club or does Oneworld treat every gold customer equal? An example: When I am flying from HAM
, do I get an upgrade sooner when I am BA
ExClub Gold or when I am Qantas FF
Gold? Or when I am flying FRA
, do I get sooner an upgrade when I am gold member of QF
's FFP or do they treat me equal when I am BA
Another question: Does BA
ExClub give me the same amount of miles/elite points like QF
when I am flying only on QF
and not on BA
How is it on other Oneworld airlines like AA
, do they recognize my QF
status when it comes to upgrades, elite bonus miles, etc.?
Thanks in advance for your help!
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