|Quoting United905 (reply 14):|
ozglobal how do a sighn up for a ffyerprogram..Wich is best?Im also flying iberia in may.
You should be able to sign-up at the airline's website. They will send you a number and the account will be activated when you first fly with the alliance and quote the number on booking (and double check it's registered at check-in - sometimes it isn't). The next question is which program? If you're going with a OneWorld carrier, you need to trade off the generosity of the points EARNED vs the generosity of the program in REDEEMING points. Second, you need to think which carrier you are most likely to REDEEM points on. If you're in the UK it's probably BA
. However, BA
are notoriously mean on AWARDING points in discounted economy classes. Most carriers award fewer points with partners than natively on their own operated flights AND
provide less 'buying power' to redeem points.
i) Decide how often you are likely to fly with the alliance
ii) Decide, based on i) whether local flights or longer haul upgrades are your best value for points (look at their tables vs your likely travel km's), then decide
iii) Decide which carriers FF
program to join: eg with the fare I gave as an example with CX
, are you going to fly CX
often? Is it's program better than BA
You'll earn and redeem points either way. You may find you earn more points on CX
than you would flying CX
and belonging to BA
, but you may only choose to redeem points on BA
as you live in UK.
Whilst your three 'internals' in Oz will, I assume be with QF, these are minor points earners compared with your 35,000km return long haul trip.
Check the two scenarios above (and QF) and decide which works best for you based on the above...
[Edited 2005-02-22 23:07:41]
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