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I want to ask a question, i’ve been looking for an answer on the internet for an eternity. I frequently fly between CPH – PDX because my dad lives in PDX, but also i am very interested in learning how to get the most of my mileage points, so that i can save money on flight and even do them for free.
As i stand right now, i have SAS EuroBonus, which i feel is a good loyalty program, since they’re also a part of Star Alliance.
My problem is i read all this different kinds of guides and stuff on the internet, but they usually take part in the USA, which mean that they talk about the US credit cards and such.
I wanna know if i should maybe change to an American loyalty-program, since it seems to be the one with the biggest rewards. But then again, most of the flight and companies that i prefer are a part of Star Alliance, which does not operate that much in the United States, besides United Airlines, which i am not a fan of due to latency etc.
So what should i do? i am lost on the large internet looking for answers.
Thanks you very much!
[USER=1016]@patrick riis[/USER] – you’re right that United is the only US-based Star Alliance member so unfortunately if you stick with *A you’re stuck with them.
Have you considered Air Canada’s Aeroplan? They fly to PDX from Toronto (seasonally), Vancouver and Calgary. They do have fuel surcharges (unlike United) but they are not as high as, say, British Airways.
Maybe someone else could chime in with other suggestions?
I think if you don’t have access to miles via credit cards, UA and Aeroplan as [USER=184]@MidSouth Skier[/USER] suggests might be your best options. SQ is another attractive option but their miles do have a hard expiration and you may not accrue fast enough to redeem them so I’d do the math to see what works best for accrual and redemption. Those three in general are considered the most attractive star alliance options.
Do you live in CPH/Denmark?
Are we correct in assuming you don’t have access to US credit cards?
I have heard in the past that having a family member like your father add you as a authorized user on their card can sometimes lead to US banks giving access to their cards after you have established a credit history.