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Flying to London on Malaysia Airlines – what’s the best frequent flyer membership to start out with?
As said in the title, I’ll be flying non-stop from KUL to London and back on Malaysia Airlines economy. Im a noob at the world of miles and points (my Enrich Blue card just arrived in the mail!)
As I understand it, Malaysia Airlines Enrich miles have been heavily devalued, so should I sign up for another Oneworld airline frequent flyer program and credit my Malaysia Airlines miles to that program? If so, which one would be the best? For reference, the airport where I will be flying out of mostly will be KUL/ Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Thanks for your help!
If you could tell us a little more about your travel patterns that would help.
Are you based in KUL? Do you primarily fly Malaysia? Do you travel to the US? Are your goals just to accrue miles or are you trying to get status as well?
Depending on your end goal to go for programs….Star Alliance would require you to transfer to BKK/TPE/SIN and if you are fan of those airports, then there are more options…But going back to the main point, as MidSouthSkier mentioned what is your travel pattern?
On a really really really brief concise conclusion,
If you fly around intra-Asia a lot, I would recommend British Airways. This way you can easily redeem miles proportionally with the place you need to go in Asia.
But if you are flying around Europe or Australia (long haul distance), I would recommend American Airlines, which redeem through region base. (cheaper after all for long haul redemption.)
In terms of the status, nowdays that doesn’t really do much work if you stick around the mid-tier status…With Priority Pass, you should be fine with all the airports with snacks/food/showers even.
Hope that helps