Avianca
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Best Frequent Flyer Program For One World Carrier?

Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:51 am

Hi guys,

as I will fly in some weeks several legs with LP / LA I would like to ask what One World carrier is providing the best frequent flyer program... I think I am still member on AAdvantage but my miles are already gone as I had since 2 year no activity... so what is the best option?

thanks
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RE: Best Frequent Flyer Program For One World Carr

Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:45 pm

The Asia Miles / Marco Polo frequent flier program that CX provides is excellent... I am a member of it myself. But if you are going to go long stretches without any activity your miles will be gone and your account downgraded.
 
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RE: Best Frequent Flyer Program For One World Carr

Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:18 pm



Quoting Elite (Reply 1):
Marco Polo frequent flier program that CX provides is excellent

thanks for the info Elite, do you have any more information regarding the benefits?
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RE: Best Frequent Flyer Program For One World Carr

Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:08 pm

Hi,

I have been a member of Marco Polo for several years and it was excellent; lounge access with Rubi rather than Sapphire, for example. The only downer is that I live in Madrid and unless I was traveling to HKG and connections I was not enjoying these benefits or been granted any special treatment from IB, so I started pushing my Iberia Plus membership, which I am very pleased with. IB offers me special treatment all the time (now 6 continuous years on Sapphire) with many upgrades, even traveling with family.

But if you are based in Venezuela, I would go with the airline you are most frequently going to use, as otherwise it is a bit pointless.

Hope this helps.

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RE: Best Frequent Flyer Program For One World Carr

Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:27 pm

LAN might not be a bad choice - you get kilometers instead of miles, which is a good deal since you get 1601 kms for 1000 miles flown.

Of course, the biggest thing to remember is that they are FREQUENT flyer programs - there's not a whole lot of difference between any program out there if you don't fly that much.
 
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RE: Best Frequent Flyer Program For One World Carr

Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:37 pm



Quoting EUROBUS (Reply 3):
Hope this helps.



Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 4):
LAN might not be a bad choice - you get kilometers instead of miles, which is a good deal since you get 1601 kms for 1000 miles flown.

Of course, the biggest thing to remember is that they are FREQUENT flyer programs - there's not a whole lot of difference between any program out there if you don't fly that much.

thanks guys! looks like I will go for LAN then... well for Sky I am still using CO Onepass, and didnt reached Silver as I missed maybe 3000 miles.... In totally I travelled last year around 50000 miles, not to bad...  Smile
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RE: Best Frequent Flyer Program For One World Carr

Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:55 pm

QF FrequentFlyer is a good one, I think. Miles won't expire. Only status credits will expire. No cost for application to this programm when you live outside Australia.
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RE: Best Frequent Flyer Program For One World Carr

Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:48 am



Quoting Avianca (Thread starter):
as I will fly in some weeks several legs with LP / LA I would like to ask what One World carrier is providing the best frequent flyer program... I think I am still member on AAdvantage but my miles are already gone as I had since 2 year no activity... so what is the best option?

Avianca i should select LA if you will continue based in South America. Even being a global partnership, be in mind, your chances at LA of upgrades and all the rest are bigger as LA customer.
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RE: Best Frequent Flyer Program For One World Carr

Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:57 am

It would be good to know which COS (Class Of Service) you will be travelling on. Some OW FFPs are tailored more towards to Premium Passenger while others are towards to Cattle Class Passenger  Wink
 
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RE: Best Frequent Flyer Program For One World Carr

Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:05 am



Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 6):
QF FrequentFlyer is a good one, I think. Miles won't expire. Only status credits will expire. No cost for application to this programm when you live outside Australia.

I think I will go for QF or LA program

Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 7):
Avianca i should select LA if you will continue based in South America. Even being a global partnership, be in mind, your chances at LA of upgrades and all the rest are bigger as LA customer.

will it looks like I will be relocated to Panama City ... not really a One World land... but yes I think LA makes the most sence.

Quoting Nicholaschee (Reply 8):
It would be good to know which COS (Class Of Service) you will be traveling on. Some OW FFPs are tailored more towards to Premium Passenger while others are towards to Cattle Class Passenger

normally I am a cattle class flyer... but this time its going to be business as the cheapest business fare was only 15% higher than the cheapest economy fare...
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RE: Best Frequent Flyer Program For One World Carr

Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:56 am

Here is some info on Asia Miles: http://www.asiamiles.com/am/en/about

Miles expire after 3 years, but there are a lot of great deals with Asia Miles... I have redeemed Samsonite suitcases and other great things like that. Right now I have close to 100k miles on my account, and that was saved up with just 2 years of light traveling. 100k miles is enough to redeem a business class HKG - JFK trip (my most often route).

So I would definitely think about Asia Miles, especially since it has such great deals with a great airline (CX)  Smile

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