I generally travel domestically about 6 return trips a year on the eastern seaboard from Melbourne (CBR, SYD, OOL).
These are usually on Qantas or Virgin dependent on flight time convenience generally (apart from MEL-OOL which is always Virgin).
Recently I received Etihad Guest Silver due to Flybuys. (I have no actual points at the moment, but I do have points with Qantas, Virgin and just over 100K Amex Points.)
- Should I be adding my Etihad # for Virgin Flights or leave them on Velocity?
- Should I strive for Etihad Gold and then try to do a status match to a oneworld as around 2018 the family want to do a US trip and my wife is adamant to fly QF.
- How long do I have to earn the remaining status points to reach gold? (If it helps first tier miles were awarded 31/10/15, with Silver awarded 18/7/16 following the 30/06/16 flybuys tier miles update.