Earn 1.3 Million Miles With One Roundtrip, Bali – London

Malaysia Airlines is offering 1,348,000 miles for a single roundtrip ticket in business class, Bali – London at a cost of ~ US$4,043 at current exchange rates.

The Kuala Lumpur-based airline is a member of oneworld and partner of American Airlines, British Airways, Qantas and others.

Normally this fare would earn about 30,000 Enrich miles for base members of the program.

Their award chart for Malaysia Airlines flights is not horrible, while their oneworld partner redemption chart isn’t great at all. Still, at a cost of of 3/10ths of a cent per mile (not counting the value of a business class roundtrip long haul ticket) that’s more than ok?

I view this not so much as a mistake but as a promotion designed to be competitive in long haul connecting markets, since it’s not available on non-stop routes from Kuala Lumpur where their schedule alone makes them a preferred option, and since the Enrich program on its own isn’t very compelling.

That said, it’ll be interesting to see whether Malaysia Airlines experiences some remorse over making this offer on their website. Take screenshots. And I’d note that I would hate to be in the passenger’s position of having to try to enforce the offer, especially from abroad, to the extent that the carrier chooses not to honor it.

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  1. Interesting. How close does this get you to earning (non AA) Oneworld Sapphire?

  2. how hard are Enrich points to redeem? Seems like all mileage redemptions on Malaysian need to be done at a ticket office or on the phone

  3. Indonesia, as the 4th most populous country, is a cesspool of fraud. I would not expect this could be enforced .

  4. A few years back they cancelled two of our mistake fares in First class on different occasions without warning and without reason for cancellation. Getting the funds returned took 8 weeks both times. I’d skip on this one due to past experiences on how they handle *mistakes on their end

  5. A few questions. (1) I don’t see any indication of this as a promo at the website. Is there any extrinsic evidence of this, other than the website booking? (2) Does this work for any other city pair? I did some experiments, and it looks like it doesn’t. (3) Does anyone have any experience using these Enrich miles for bookings? (4) How on Earth did Gary find such a thing?

  6. Pretty much has to be a mistake–that’s basically a buy 1 get 4 free deal.

  7. How/where are you getting it to display that earn rate? Trying to replicate but coming up short…

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