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What’s a better earner? Q Miles or American Miles?

What’s a better earner? Q Miles or American Miles?

  1. Anonymous

    I plan on using Qatar Airways twice per year to travel back and forth between Miami and Mumbai. (Economy class)
    Should I have them post the miles earned on American Advantage Awards or Qatar Q miles?
    My goal is to earn enough miles for a business class seat on Qatar. So I guess my question is: Who is a better earner? Qatar or American? I hope this makes sense.

  2. David W

    Well, MIA-DOH-BOM on QR requires 70k miles using AAdvantage or 80k using Qmiles so it’s not much of a difference.

    In terms of earning, QR has a calculator [URL=’http://www.qatarairways.com/PrivilegeClub/MileageCalculator.page’]here[/URL] and American’s earning chart for QR metal is [URL=’https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/partner-airlines/qatar.jsp’]here[/URL]. It looks like QR has a better earn rate for discount economy. However Qmiles have a hard expiration date and requires paying fees to extend their life. AAdvantage miles dont expire as long as you have activity at least once every 18 months.

    I’d probably credit to AA given that you can get credit cards with a bonus to boost AAdvantage miles, getting you a J seat faster.

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