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Oneworld Elite Status
Hi there. I would like to ask a question regarding which of the following Oneworld airlines has better perks when it comes to qualifying for an elite status: Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific and British Airways. Little background info, I am based in Indonesia and often do long-haul trips on business class for leisure. I’ve been doing most of my flying with Qatar Airways due to their great offers and also their timings. However, I’m curious as to would it be better if I were to focus on crediting my tier miles on a different airline, e.g. BA with their Avios, to earn more of the Oneworld elite travel perks.
Furthermore, if I were to have two separate memberships, e.g. Avios and Privilege Club of Qatar Airways, would it be allowed to earn points on both accounts for a single flight?
Thank you for the replies!
If you mean earn points on both accounts on the same segment the answer is no, you can only earn on one account.
If flying CGK-DOH-LHR on QR you could credit each segment to a different program if you like, but only one program at a time.
Frankly I don’t know that much about JAL and Cathay programs to be honest, BA program is good for earning Oneworld status quickly, short distance awards and upgrades on BA to J or F.
Due to the their award chart being distance based it’s as already mentioned good for short distance, but not that much for long distance travel. And then there is fuel surcharges.
What is it that you hoping to get get from another program? Oneworld status? Upgrade on flights? Good award charts?
Thank you for the reply and the new insight.
I am interested in attaining a much higher Oneworld status quicker, actually, and when possible, free upgrades on flights.
In general, most airlines will not upgrade people for free on international flights and if it does happen, it’s likely to be for a member of their own FF program (so BA is would bump up their own Elite flyers before bumping a One World FF from another airline like JAL or Qatar. If you are interested in travel benefits then I would recommend going for status with the airline you fly the most.