Have a travel related question? Post it here, and I’ll do my best to answer it as quickly as possible.
While anyone can comment on regular blog post, registration is required in order to post a question in this space. Creating your account is free, and you'll be able to see when your question is answered, as well as like comments from other users. And of course, you'll earn status points for offering helpful answers!
This space is intended to be more of a community as well, so please jump in and share tips!
Strategy for Aus relocation – possible question for James?
I will relocate to Sydney, Australia.
I have been EU-based for the past few years. I have had gold status on Air France / KLM Flying Blue (SkyTeam) for the past 3 years.
What’s the best program to target for when I am based in Australia?
Qantas? Or Virgin Australia?
Are there ever any offers that run for switching status between programs that might be relevant here (e.g. allowing me to switch my AF gold to some Qantas status)?
Relatedly, I took a paid business class from Europe to Colombo on Etihad/Alitalia… As it was an Alitalia ticket (even though Etihad metal) I have a choice about where to credit to… I could credit it to Etihad (where I have some points). Or Air France. Or maybe Virgin Australia (not sure about that one, but maybe)? Any suggestions, given the long term relocation plans?
Thanks in advance!