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  • DanC 23 posts

    Hi.. I see that Malaysian Airlines are one world alliance members.

    I’m trying to see how may BAEC TP you get for internal flights for example from KL to langkawi or penang using Malaysian

    Thanks in advance

    TJones 46 posts

    You can use the calculator on the BA site: Avios flight calculator Basically 40 TP for business class domestic on Malaysia Airlines. Economy depends on the booking class.

    BBbetter 743 posts

    Whether you actually get them is a different question. There are many posts that BA denies tier points for such flights.
    Edit: obviously talking about the cheap economy fares.

    DanC 23 posts

    Thanks all

    Aston100 1,423 posts

    Whether you actually get them is a different question. There are many posts that BA denies tier points for such flights.
    Edit: obviously talking about the cheap economy fares.

    Not just the cheap economy fares.
    I booked four economy flights, all fully flex.
    BA wouldn’t give me tier points.
    On the third request, they gave tier points for one of the flights only. They wouldn’t give Mrs Aston the points for her ticket on the same flight.
    Felt completely random.
    I gave up chasing thereafter.

    RK228 213 posts

    For our family of three, it took six months until all of us were finally credited for our short- and long-haul flights on Malaysia Airlines metal, so I’d be cautious if tier points are factoring heavily into any decision making to purchase cash tickets.

    Despite these concerns, in-flight experiences, however, have generally been positive and have had some good redemptions in the past (e.g., KUL-DPS in business).

    tomahawk 71 posts

    We recently did Langkawi to KL (received 5 tier points) and KL to SIN (received nothing). Economy flights. The flights themselves were fine and decent value for money if you choose the right time of day. Other benefit of flying Malaysian was the lounge access through BA silver membership.

    Aston100 1,423 posts

    Don’t forget they will through check / interline with Oneworld partners.
    We found this very useful last year when using Qatar for the international flights and Malaysia for the domestic flights.
    As others have said, other than the randomness with tier points, the economy flights were perfectly fine.
    Fully flex cash bookings can be cheaper and more flexible than Avios bookings.

    weeble 55 posts

    In Nov 22 I did SIN-KUL-PEN, PEN-KUL on MH and KUL-CMB on Sri Lankan. I got the 160 tier points pretty quickly with no quibbles. So it seems hit or miss. The hardest part was getting tier points and a flight credit for the DOH-LGW sector that I did on BA.

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