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!
Aadvantage or Skypass?
Hi Lucky & Team,
I’m currently living in London and I’m considering the best way to maximize my mileage accrual to enable traveling to the US in business where possible and was wondering whether you’d recommend accruing miles with AA (despite the devaluation) or with Korean Air’s SkyPass (with whom I occasionally travel with for business to Korea).
I typically do not collect miles on my leisure as I typically fly with my wife’s company on staff standby.
While I appreciate Skypass is mostly useful for the US if I’m flying through Korea, I’m thinking I could use their miles for Delta for example. Previously I was considering AA but given the devaluation I’d be keen for your thoughts!
Thanks very much!
T25DT how many miles do you accrue in a given year? It’s nice to have some diversification but you also need enough miles in an account in order to use them well. I would look at the earning rates for both programs to see what you would earn for your booking class and also the amount of miles it would cost to redeem for awards you are likely to consider before making your decision.
Hi Gaurav – thanks for your reply. These days not so much:
– AA: ca 770 miles
– KE: ca 3300 miles
I will be flying on Etihad First to Sydney this week so am weighing up who to credit it to – both offer a 150% mileage accrual.
Potentially will be flying KE again this year, but little to no plan to fly AA or BA until next year at least.