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Help for European clubs
Hi all, I love what you’re doing here, but as I live in Europe I really need advice on how to optimise points collection on the European airlines. Who would you recommend as a European “onemileatatime”? Thanks 🙂
Mikkel–there are some UK based blogs on boarding area but I’m not sure of other countries. Have you tried just googling for frequent flier forums for your country? You could also take a look at [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2015/07/30/choose-credit-card-outside-us/[/URL]
There’s also a Lufthansa Flyer blog here on Boarding Area though there are relatively few posts to it. Very few bloggers post as much as Lucky does!
I think a lot of what Ben writes about is also applicable regardless of where you live. Certain programs have certain sweet spots, but there are also deals that start in the EU, or are for European programs, and a lot of the “strategy” works across airlines.
Hi all, thanks for your suggestions! I’ve managed to reach Gold Star Alliance and Gold Qatar Airways status on the back of significant biz travel, but keeping those will be difficult.
The Euro clubs are quite different – chiefly in that they don’t offer very attractive credit card options. A 10.000 point sign up bonus is the most I’ve found. That complicates matters quite significantly. On top of that, their very limited credit card options are very different from country to country, which means that I as a Dane cannot use eg a German Lufthansa card to any effect due to currency conversions.
As I see it, there aren’t really anyone covering the European area with the same quality as you do here at OMAAT. Sad, but with the fragmented nature of our market, it makes sense. I might consider picking up the gauntlet though, but let’s see.