Around the world, airlines have loyalty plans for their frequent flyers. Enrich Miles was introduced by Malaysia Airlines to encourage its customers to keep flying with them. As a customer, you can earn Enrich miles by purchasing Malaysia Airlines tickets or by making purchases using specific partner credit cards.
Once you have earned your Enrich miles, what do you do with them? Read on to find out the best ways to use your Enrich miles.
Trade Your Miles in for a Flight:
The most obvious use for your Enrich miles is to book a free flight. This is how many people spend their miles. For people who are registered under the Gold elite membership, having up to 28000 Enrich Miles is sufficient to purchase a return ticket from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok. Flyers registered under the Platinum flyers membership can redeem enough points to qualify for international return tickets.
When booking flights using your Enrich miles, remember to do it as early as possible, so the ticket prices are lower and you can make the most of your miles. Not all flights are put online, so you might also need to call Malaysia Airlines to see what is available.
Upgrade Your Ticket
One of the smartest ways to use your Enrich miles is to redeem upgrade tickets on Malaysia Airlines. You can do this by sending in a bid for an upgrade or by requesting a paid upgrade when you are at the airport. However, it is necessary to note that you can only do a single class upgrade; going from economy to business class or business class to first class.
The number of flyer miles needed to qualify for an upgrade is dependent on the distance being flown. For instance, if you were taking a flight from Melbourne, Australia to Kuala Lumpur, you would need to have 30,000 flyer miles to qualify for a business class upgrade. However, if you were travelling from Darwin, Australia to KL, you would need to 15,000 flyer miles to get the same business class upgrade.
Give The Gift of Travel to Close Ones
Do you have a close friend or family member that is celebrating something special like a birthday or anniversary? You can trade-in your miles to buy a ticket for them as a present. Feel free to gift your newlywed friends with tickets to go on a honeymoon, or for your parents to travel to meet their new grandchildren.
If you were planning a special trip, you can trade your Enrich miles to buy tickets so you can carry them along. And if your couple-friends have already bought those honeymoon tickets, you can use your miles to upgrade their tickets to business class so their trip is even more special.
Go Shopping With Your Miles
Malaysia Airlines allows its Enrich mile holders to exchange their miles for vouchers which they can use to shop on the Temptations platform. While many believe that shopping is not the most efficient use of miles, being able to trade your miles for items like perfumes, designer sunglasses, or jewellery when they are about to expire is definitely a plus.
To get your Enrich vouchers you will need to go online to request them in exchange for your miles. You can use these vouchers to make purchases in-flight or use them to order for items via the Temptations platform and have the items delivered to you. However, remember that you will be charged separately for delivery costs.
Enjoy The Golden Lounge
If you are a regular traveller, then you know that airports can be very uncomfortable places when you are waiting for your flight to be called. However, if you have racked up the right amount of Enrich miles, you can trade your miles for a voucher to Malaysia Airline’s ultra-impressive Golden Lounge.
Typically reserved for business class and first-class flyers, the Golden Lounge is exquisitely designed to make you comfortable. Its design is classy, yet modern and it is kept flawlessly clean and welcoming. There is a plethora of foods and drinks and also multiple seating arrangements depending on your needs. You can eat, work, read, or just chill out.
The Lounge also has a family area, male and female sleeping areas, as well as a shower section. To trade your enrich miles for access to the Golden Lounge, go to the Enrich page and redeem Golden Lounge vouchers.
Book a Hotel Room
While many people know that you can rack up Enrich miles anytime you stay with any of Malaysia Airline’s official hotel partners, not many people know that those same miles can be traded in for accommodation in the hotels. This can be a great way to make a vacation or honeymoon extra special, as Malaysia Airlines has partnerships with many hotels that specialize in making their guests feel right at home. Depending on how many miles you have been able to rack up, you could end up staying at a five-star hotel at a staggeringly discounted rate or even totally free!
Make Enrich Miles an Employee Perk
Employers are always looking for new ways to make their employees more joyful, loyal, and productive. Unless you run a company where the staff is regularly required to travel, chances are that many of them have never gone abroad. If your staff size is relatively small, you can offer Enrich miles as gifts to your employees to reward exemplary behaviours.
The easy way to do this is to apply for a single company card on Finty.com and use that card for all corporate spending. The miles your company amasses every month can be transferred to employees, which they can then use to travel.