I would really appreciate if someone could help me figure this out. As I live in Australia, Star Alliance is not possible for domestic travel so I am Qantas Gold (Oneworld Sapphire). However, I am just about to embark on the following journey in July. Other Star alliance flights on various carriers are sechuled for next year. What I am aiming for is to get enough points to get a ticket from Brisbane to somewhere, most likely New Zealand, even if its only one way. The RTW journey has some 1 Qantas flight from SYD to Hong Kong which obviously won't get me Star Alliance points but the rest is: Hong Kong to Milan via Zurich on Swiss Z Business Class Geneva to New York on Swiss Z Business Class JFK to Sydney on United ( one flight number 819 via SFO) I also have two internal flights with Air Canada - Boston to Quebec City and Toronto to Chicago - all economy restricted. Later this year also oneway flight on Thai Singapore to Bangkok in Business Two questions: Which is the best airline to status match my Qantas Gold to, and what level will I be matched at? Which airline will get me the most points? Thanks to anyone who has the time to provide this advice, I realise its a bit complex, and unfortunately I am not very good with these things.