Looking for some advice for an upcoming booking I have with Qatar having taken advantage of one of their ridiculously cheap fares from Cairo.
I’ll be travelling Cairo-Doha-Philadelphia (CAI-DOH-PHL) return in Business Class (well First Class from CAI-DOH roundtrip and then Business Class from DOH-PHL roundtrip).
Just doing the sums as to where to credit and have the following three options - bearing in mind I’m airline staff, so probably want to maximise mile value rather than status.
I’m Qantas Frequent Flyer Bronze with about 240K points. So that would add up to:
30,080 points and 620 SC which would get me close to gold in one go, however still requiring 4 QF legs to qualify. Nice little point haul and close to Gold, but I only fly QF as staff and as such can’t justify those flights to make Gold.
I’m freshly minted BA Silver due to being nominated by a family member with Guest List
I’d earn 440 Tier Points and 20,860 Avios for redemption.
440 tier points would put me 160 TP off re qualifying for Silver, which may be doable but not a priority.
This is where I know the least about the program - from the calculations I’ve done, I’d earn 33,520 miles for redemption although I have a feeling I’ve made a mistake somewhere so if anyone could offer some advice it’d be much appreciate.
In terms of redemption off the back of these points, I’m leaning towards BA or AA. I earn primarily through credit cards and the ability to top up an account with those starting balances would be great. Not really interested in a QF redemption either, as I get QF travel as a staff member.
Look forward to hearing any advice!