I feel like it’s pretty rare nowadays to see airlines offering promotions that truly influence consumer behavior. With flights mostly full, airlines just don’t need to be that generous to get butts into airplane seats. Instead they’ve generally been cutting elite benefits and mileage earning, with no end in sight.
That’s why it’s worth noting the spectacularly good promotion that Malaysia Airlines has just launched.
Malaysia Airlines Enrich is offering triple elite miles, elite segments, and award miles for travel that’s booked between October 9 and October 15, 2018, and completed by March 31, 2019.
This incredible promotion is valid for all flights that are both marketed and operated by Malaysia Airlines (this means that codeshare flights and flights on other airlines don’t qualify). This promotion is open to all Enrich members, and there’s no registration required.
For context, here are Malaysia Airlines’ elite tiers and requirements:
Here are how many elite miles you usually earn by fare class:
Here’s an example they provide of just how quickly you could earn status with this promotion:
As you can see, you could earn top tier oneworld Emerald status with Malaysia Airlines with a single roundtrip ticket between Kuala Lumpur and London. Now, their pricing is outrageously high in that market so I don’t think that’s something many people will be doing. However, there are plenty of great business class fares where you could earn top tier status with just a couple of trips.
Even the most discounted business class fare would earn 480% miles during this promotion, which is pretty incredible.
I’m not quite sure I’m ready to go for status with Malaysia Airlines Enrich, but otherwise I’d be seriously considering this. Just the oneworld privileges could make this worthwhile for those with upcoming flights on Malaysia Airlines.
Big picture it is worth acknowledging that Malaysia Airlines doesn’t have great award redemption rates. But when you’re earning miles at three times the usual pace…
Does anyone plan on taking advantage of Malaysia Airlines’ incredible triple miles promotion?