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Star Alliance — most lucrative program for UK residents
i gave up my Lufthansa Miles & More years ago — it’s hopeless and leads nowhere. i am trying to decide between Air NZ and United. i also have a Chase Sapphire card which i was hoping to accrue miles in conjunction with Star Alliance. i am mainly a One World BA Silver guy with an AA account and SPG which work really well together.
i am flying SAA and Thai in the next 2 months.
What are you primarily looking for, saving miles for future use or status to replace your BA silver?
Is the Chase Sapphire card the US version or some UK kind? Basically do you have access to US credit cards to earn miles?
Afraid I don’t know much about Air NZ, with United the big issue would of course be will they ever extend PQD to those outside the US? I don’t see how they can do it in a logical way, but we are talking United here.
this is just for mileage redemptions for Star Alliance flights — i will maintain BA Silver Status. i have US credit cards.
p.s. i ONLY use miles for Long Haul Premium Cabin redemptions.
Well I did a quick check and AirNZ is only a transfer partner with SPG so you can not transfer in points from Chase.
The only other *A carrier except United that is a transfer partner with Chase is Singapore Airlines.
Krisflyer might not be a bad choice for long haul premium cabins.
Earning charts for *A partners here
Award charts for Singapore and Silkair
Award charts for *A
Might I suggest you take a look and compare the charts to United?