I’m currently a member of both Qantas Frequent Flyer and Velocity, basic status with each one. My company allows us to fly with both Virgin and Qantas, but provides us with Qantas Club membership, making Qantas the preferred option generally. As such, I’m currently holding the ANZ QFF Black Cards and earning QFF points directly.
I’m expecting to do a large amount of domestic travel (mostly between Mel and Syd) over the next 2 years but potentially some travel to the US/EU and internal flights in US/EU after that point.
The Point Hacks email course alerted me to the potential of instead directing credit card spend to Cathay Asia Miles, as they seem to have far better redemption rates on both domestic and international flights than Qantas and allow for flexible credit card rewards programs.
However, as my travel is mostly domestic for now, I am concerned that my short, economy flights won’t earn many Asis Miles and that any flights I redeem through Asia Miles would not earn me any status credits in the QFF program?
Am I better off sticking to solely earning QFF points and status credits? Or should I be considering trying to earn Asiamiles?
Bit confused as to how these two schemes work together and would appreciate any advice!