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Question Been bumped off a status run?


AFF Supporter
Jan 26, 2011
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When we're on the topic of ORC, I've got a question.

For instance, say, I'm flying SYD-HKG and QF before departure cancels SYD-HKG and provides an option to route me via MEL. So my new route becomes SYD-MEL-HKG.

As per SYD-HKG, say I'd earn 40 SC, and now with the new route SYD-MEL-HKG, I'd get 20 + 40 = 60 SC

In this instance, will I get SC for SYD-MEL leg as well ?

I've always read on ORC being claimed when the number of SC earned on the new route is less than the number of SC that would've been earned on the old route. Wanted to understand how this will work in reverse (i.e. if the # of SC earned in new route is more than # of SC earned in the old route)

Reason I ask - in my recent experience, MEL-SYD got cancelled and re-routed via MEL-LST-SYD. I checked with the sales agent in the airport and asked specifically if the SC as per new route will be provided and she said "Yes sir, I can see that you'd be getting 10 extra SC, I'm just going to leave it there and not remove it"
If that’s the case then mum’s the word. Usually the taken route lands first and then you call to change it if you’ve earnt fewer credits than originally booked.
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AFF Supporter
Apr 27, 2005
Accepting a bump on status runs can be stressful, especially if it's a partner airline. Many years ago when status running in the USA was a cheap way to get QF platinum, the 'Y/K=UP' fares were excellent value. But they booked into coach (with an instant upgrade). I never felt comoftable accepting a re-route in coach in case ORC was denied.


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AFF Supporter
Jun 19, 2006
Apologies, if I'm incorrect. So, is this double dipping ? You got ORC for QF flights and provided GA with EY FF# to get points for virgin flights?
Yes. Double-dipping can work on re-routes. I think there's a better chance if you're moved to an airline in another alliance. Earlier this year my AA flight that was purchased with QF points was cancelled due to weather. I was re-routed on United and received miles.
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