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Gold status pleease??
I am gonna do some travelling this year, out of Oslo to different places (Asia, Afrika, South America…). What would be the fastest way to get my gold card in one world? or star alliance? I dont mind buying a business class or economy plus ticket now and then to boost my miles.
Appreciate all tips.
Thanks for a great blog!!
All the best
hi Stian–there is no magic way to get a gold card unfortunately. You could try contacting the carriers you’e be flying the most to see if they offer some sort of status challenge that might allow you to get to your goal quicker.
I’m afraid that [USER=79]@Gaurav[/USER] is a bit wrong about this.
An former colleague of mine from Norway send me this link a while back from a Norwegian forum where SK Diamonds suddenly finds new “friends” to gift a SK Gold card in return for a “gift” of some cold hard NOK unless Google translate is totally wrong.
Going by your first name and flying out of OSL I assume you are an local, so try there if you are in a hurry.
Cutting and pasting from a post I made last year about BA Gold, plus a few updates.
The easiest way to get Oneworld Emerald on is probably BA.
This article cover almost every thing you want to know about BA Executive Club.
But as you can see it has it’s downsides;
Since each segment is in practice a separate award when it comes to cost of Avios it can add up fast if you don’t live in a Oneworld hub or is flying to one.
BA charges high fees for long haul award redemption’s, which can make an award very expensive.
You need to fly 4 segments on BA each year, but EU short haul is OK.
There are however some upside as well;
Avios are very good for short haul awards
Avios can be good value for upgrades on BA
As I said to begin with, top status on Oneworld is easy to get on BA, you need 1500 Tier points.
In J you earned 40 Tier points for flight up to 2K miles, 140 Tier points for over 2K miles and 160 Tier points for over 6K miles. This mean that say FRA -(or OSL in your case)-DOH-HKG R/T would earn 560 Tier points, add 4 BA economy segments in Europe and you would be OW Sapphire.
Here is a very useful site for finding out how many Tier Points and Avios you will earn on Oneworld carriers.
And while AA is better for redeeming awards they went revenue based last year.
Thanks for the correction [USER=268]@No Name[/USER]!