Frequent Flyer Program of Malaysia Airlines is called ‘Enrich’. Enrich miles can be earned on using Malaysia Airline, oneworld alliance and on Enrich Partner Airlines, spending on select shopping using your credit card. Earning Enrich Miles will entitle you to Enrich Blue (entry level card), Enrich Silver, Enrich Gold and Enrich Platinum memberships.
The number of Enrich Miles which you will earn will depend on following criteria:
a. Type of ticket purchased.
b. Class of service
c. Enrich Tier Status
d. Distance flown
How to Earn Enrich Miles?
Enrich Miles are calculated on the actual distance flown. Elite Tier Bonues, as a percentage of class of travel, are earned separately. It takes about 7 days for Enrich Miles to appear in the account and, while traveling on partner airlines, it takes about 4-6 weeks.
First Class travelers (F/A booking class) accrue 200%, Business Class (J/C/D/Z)get 150%, whereas Economy class travelers accrue 50% (for N/Q/O), 70% (L/V/S), 100% (K/M), 125% (Y/B/H).
It is also possible to transfer as many miles as you want to another person’s account by paying a small fee. But, there is a limit of 50000 miles per year on the person who will be receiving it.
It is important to enrol first before earning these Miles. Signing up online for these miles itself earns you 1000 Enrich Miles.
Redemption of the Enrich Miles
Upgrade Award: You can redeem Enrich Miles to upgrade one class upwards of the current class of travel under the existing revenue ticket.
Companion Award and redemption of award in another person’s name are also allowed.
Vouchers for excess baggage.
Vouchers for Temptations In-flight shopping.
Malaysia Airlines Flight Simulator Experience.
15% discount is also available for online redemption of flights on the carrier.
Redemption of Cash+Miles
Under the Cash+Miles service, redemption is permissible by paying part cash (credit card) and partly through Enrich Miles. This facility is provided only for the online redemption and only on Malaysia Airlines flights. Using this facility, you can redeem as little as 1000 Enrich Miles. These redemption tickets are non-refundable except for the cash part which is refundable upon payment of charges. For group travel, only a maximum of 9 passengers are required to avail of redemption.
Enrich Elite Tier
Elite Miles are earned only on First, Business and Economy class fares of Malaysia Airlines and oneworld Alliance partners. Elite Miles are only used to track the member’s qualification of different tier membership status (silver or gold). These are not used towards the redemption of Enrich Awards.
Platinum Miles, like Elite Miles, are used to track qualification of a member for Elite Platinum membership. These are earned only Golden Club Class and First Class Fares. These are also not used for redemption for Enrich Awards
Elite Sectors are used to check the qualification of a person for Silver and Gold membership. These are earned only on Malaysia Airlines flights and on Economy, Business and First classes of travel. No use of these towards redemption of Enrich Awards shall be done.
Elite Miles or sectors have to be earned on yearly basis (calendar year) in order to be a member of one of the three classes. Elite Gold and Silver members same number of Elite Miles per year whereas Elite Platinum members need 1lakh Elite Miles or 130 sectors in a calendar year.
Benefits of Elite Tier Status
All three categories of travel earn the Elite Tier Bonus while flying Business or First Class.
Lounge Access is free for Gold and PLatinum members but not so for Silver members. Price to be paid is MYR 1900 per year for gaining access to worldwide lounges of Malaysian Airlines.
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