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Earning air miles in the pacific region
I’m about to start a new job based in Fiji but with flights to/from a different pacific nation each month. I’m relocating from the UK, so I’m looking for ideas on the best way to accumulate points/miles to enable me to upgrade flights back to the UK.
[USER=1114]@RichW[/USER] what airlines will you be flying?
I’d guess Fiji Airways, Air NZ, Qantas, Air Niugini, Nauru Air…maybe AA or United in the north Pacific
Hmmm. Well in general I’d suggest crediting Fiji Airways, Qantas, and AA flights to Alaska, as buying miles in their program is pretty reasonable should you need to top off your account.
However[/I] they have quirky redemption rules — it would be easy to get back to the UK from Australia or Hong Kong, but tricky from Fiji itself. So crediting to American might make the most sense on balance?
Regardless, you’ll want to look at programs based in the US or Europe, as the Qantas and Air NZ programs are awful.