Although I will very rarely use them I’m a fan of non-flight redemptions of frequent flyer miles and one of the options is to redeem Enrich Miles for Lounge Access – but is it worth it?
About Golden Lounge Enrich Mile Redemptions
You can redeem your Enrich Miles at the following Golden Lounges in the Malaysia Airlines network for the following amount of Enrich Miles
- London – 20,000 Enrich Miles
- Kota Kinabalu – 10,000 Enrich Miles
- Kuala Lumpur (Satellite and Regional) – 10,000 Enrich Miles
- Kuala Lumpur – 7,000 Enrich Miles
- Kota Kinabalu – 7,000 Enrich Miles
- Penang – 7,000 Enrich Miles
- Kuching – 7,000 Enrich Miles
Any redemptions that you make are only for the lounge that you select and can’t be transferred or used in another other lounges other than the Malaysia Airlines ones at the above locations. You can find more about the terms and conditions and how to redeem on the Malaysia Airlines website:
You can check out the newly refurbished Golden Lounge in Kuala Lumpur here:
Redeem Enrich Miles for Lounge Access – Good Value?
It’s tough to value these Golden Lounge access vouchers as you can’t outright buy lounge access with Malaysia Airlines – although you’ll have seen the news recently that you can now with Qatar Airways and Emirates.
There are however other lounges in the airport that you purchase access to. For example in Kuala Lumpur the Plaza Premium lounge would cost you $40.75 USD or 175 MYR. In London Heathrow Terminal 4 the Skyteam Lounge would set you back 30 GBP or 166 MYR.
That would value these Enrich Miles at between 1.75 and 0.83 Sen which is a really poor redemption. Again for more information check out the Malaysia Airlines site here:
When Would it be Useful to Redeem Enrich Miles for Golden Lounge Access?
Although the value seems to be pretty poor there are a few circumstances where it might be worth using your Enrich Miles for lounge access:
- To grant lounge access to additional friends or family without status (as you can’t pay with cash to the Golden Lounges)
- When Miles are expiring and you don’t currently have access by other means
You are allowed to redeem a voucher and then transfer it to another Enrich member
Note that Lounge vouchers can only be used when flying with Malaysia Airlines and not on codeshares or on Oneworld partner flights.
Have you ever redeemed your Enrich Miles for Golden Lounge Access?