AA Plat Miles on QF Domestic

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  1. Sequel

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    Quick and easy question.
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    When flying QF domestic, say BNE-SYD, and crediting the miles to an AA Plat account, how dose the 100% bonus miles work?

    Flew the route last week (with no status) and was credited 233 miles (discount Y), plus 267 miles to take it to the 500 mile minimum.

    Now as a Plat (assuming everything goes to plan on the challenge stakes in 2 weeks - thanks Lindsay!), will that be 233 plus 100% = 466, therefore 500 miles, or will it be 233 = 500 mile minimum, + 100% = 1000 miles total?
     
  2. NM

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    You will still get 500 miles per your first option. The bonus is applied to base miles earned and then if the total is still less than 500 you get the 500.
     
  3. QF WP

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    What NM said :D.

    Best of luck with the AA Plat Challenge, Sequel. Trust you have confirmed (with a second phone call to AA) that the first CSA did enter you both into the Challenge correctly.

    My M-i-L left on Monday for UK QF BNE/SYD in K class, then BA WT+ SYD/SIN (stop)/LHR. Just checked tonight to see whether the first two flights have posted correctly and they have :D

    She will have landed in LHR a couple of hours ago and will be a newly minted Platinum member when her SIN/LHR sector posts (hopefully in a few days).

    She comes home in 6 weeks - hopefully enough time fo AA to send her kit to Australia and for me to send it over to her, so she can use the benefits of check-in, lounge access and 100% bonuses.
     
  4. Alan in CBR

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    Wow, not often that either NM or Lindsay Wilson is wrong, but for them both to be wrong is almost inconceivable.

    I'm AA Platinum, and here is a cut and paste from my on-line statement:

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    Transaction Description        Mileage    Bonus  Total 
    QANTAS AIRWAYS 787 Y SYD CBR       147      853  1,000 
    
    So for an AA Platinum, minimum mileage is 1,000 miles (and also 1,000 elite qualifying miles - only 500 qualifying points though, if that matters to you).
     
  5. QF WP

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    Alan in CBR,

    You are correct. I am wrong :cry: - the 8* answer is:

    Minimum mileage earning for a base member is 500, for example (my M-i-L):

    09/12/05 QANTAS AIRWAYS 521 Y BNE SYD 466 34 500

    When you are AA Plat, the minimum mileage earning on QF in economy is 500. The Plat bonus is applied on the minimum, giving 1,000. Thus, an example (similar to Alan in CBR's) for Mrs LW:

    06/15/05 QANTAS AIRWAYS 556 Y SYD BNE 233 767 1,000
    06/15/05 QANTAS AIRWAYS 766 Y ADL SYD 345 655 1,000

    BA's minimum mileage base is 125 under the AAdvantage program, so we are lucky.
     
  6. NM

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    Oops, we do learn something new every day. Thanks for picking it up. This is not as I understood it to be, but your evidence is overwhelming and unquestionable. The only AA statement I have to verify against here is not Platinum (yet :wink: ), and definetly shows 500 miles min. Another good reason to reach AA Plat :) .
     
  7. Sequel

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    Wow, only been on here a week, and already coming out with the questions that bring down the big guns! Just as well you are keeping an eye on them Alan.

    So, as chasing QF status is not a priority for (soon to be ) Mrs Sequel, the few trips she does do over the over the next 18 months will be posted to AA to make the most of thier cheaper rewards, seems how AA will match the QF 1000 points minimum BNE-SYD/MEL.


    Good point about checking the challange Lindsay, I will give them a call in the morning.
     
  8. QF WP

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    Whilst on the surface the points appear to be equal, their value is not! They are worth a lot more in the AA program because of the cheaper (better) redemption versus QFF. Not everything is the same....:D

    Sequel, just ensure that whatever fare you buy earns AA FF points. Be very mindful that not all TA fare sales earn points. I only found this our last week - just before I almost lost the ability to earn 10,000 AA FF points for my M-i-L under the AA Plat Challenge.

    Look at at a recent paper ticket. You will see three areas where fare/class information are shown:

    Class of Travel (next to flight number), then
    Fare Basis (related to the class of travel), as well as
    Tour Code (Travel Agent use, particularly for special fares by consolidators)

    I found out an interesting point. Class of Travel is the simple code for the sub-set of class of travel, fare basis is the rules behind the fares, but what I didn't know is that Tour Code trumps the Fare Basis, and often colsolidator fares aren't mileage earning.

    I have already started to book tickets directly with the airlines, this has only increased the flow.
     
  9. Alan in CBR

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    Well, to be fair on m'colleagues, the AA programme isn't really their primary focus, but there's nothing they don't know about the QF programme.

    The real expert on the AA programme for Australians is Dave Noble, but I don't recall seeing him round these parts. I thought my AA knowledge was getting fairly good until a couple of days ago when I asked Dave what I thought was a simple question and ended up talking with him about it for over half an hour.
     
  10. QF WP

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    Indeed Alan in CBR, I am a mere disciple (on the knowledge of Oneworld, whether it be AA, QF or whatever) compared with NM and Dave Noble. Yes, my speciality is QF, with a minor interest in AA.

    I just spent 15 mins on the phone wit him looking at Expert Flyer trying to find U seat availability for my brother BNE/PER for Jan 06. Much easier than ringing QF and trying to get it. It costs me meals every time I'm in SYD and a great friendship has ensued. Without him, I probably wouldn't have got U seat availability on same sector (for the day before)..because BNE/PER is the kind of flight that 5hrs30mins in a J seat on a 767 is to die for....

    Dave spends all his time on Flyertalk.
     
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