Malaysia Airlines has been running Business Class promotions ex Bangkok to various destinations within Asia which are great to collect Status Miles/Credits, especially if you credit to British Airways Executive Club.
The booking window appears to be only a few days so I felt it might be a good opportunity to bring this to the attention of our LoyaltyLobby readers in the region who might be able to utilize it.
For readers who originate in Kuala Lumpur you can access their offer here. I have marked the best options below!
Then there are the killer deals ex Thailand which are really over the top. There are many destinations which I will list below, however for the purpose of maximizing your status credits with British Airways it is key to select flights that are over a certain threshold to jump from just 40 Tier Points for shorter flights (such as the feeder BKK-KUL) to 140 Tier Points for the connection.
Available destinations include: Ex Phuket (HKT): Beijing (12,200 THB), Shanghai (13,470 THB), Hong Kong (12,549 THB), Taipei (19,700 THB); Ex Bangkok (BKK): Tokyo (24,115 THB), Seoul (17,116 THB), Denpasar-Bali (10,550 THB).
You can also do open jaw tickets in case you want to fly to China but avoid the Visa requirement (have to book yourself another ticket from China to the secondary country in this case) as in the following example:
These fares have many advantages since the destinations are actually very nice and useful for a holiday or business trip. You can incorporate many cities in one ticket as the open jaw shows and even go as far as include an overnight (transfer up to 24h) in KUL for the same price.
These fares have been coming and going for the last two years but weren’t available for at least 4 months now. I was actually waiting for them to come back and it’s finally the case. Keep in mind that in case of the Kuala Lumpur origin the offer stipulated this has to be booked until 24th of May so two days left from now.
You can collect plenty of Tier Points with these fares and for a crazy price. 300 EUR for a roundtrip to Beijing or Shanghai ex Phuket and in return 360 Tier points is crazy. Seoul and Tokyo ex Bangkok are great as well with 400 EUR per Ticket.