I'm planning a SIN-LHR for June with the family. I'm enrolled in BD (letting it lapse), OZ (en-route to *G) and SQ KF (for own metal upgrades and credit cards). Looking at all the options, it looks like flying with *A just isn't going to work out due to cost. Hence, I'm now considering flying out-of-alliance, since EY, EK and QR can do it for $7k for 5 of us, a saving of S$2k over the cheapest *A earning fares. EY could credit to OZ, but I'd have to add accounts for the family, plus the pooling isn't like BD's where you can move the miles into your own account. The QR fare I can get earns 50% in the BD program, which I could then transfer all of into my own account, in anticipation of those *A upgrades being launched soon. EK, from what I can tell don't hook up to anything I have. So: 14k in my own OZ account plus another 54k scattered around the family's accounts? Or 35k in my BD account? Plus any word on EY vs QR in terms of service, transit, etc..