But if you want to use the QF status for seat selection, then having the number in the booking prior to check-in may be beneficial. In my expereice with calling AA, I have never waited more than a few seconds to speak with an agent. but I do call the USA number, not Aussie number.Just hand your QF card over at check-in and they should change it automatically. Much quicker than ringing AA.
you can change this yourself by logging on to the Finnar website and there is a box to change your FF numberI have an AA business award ticket from SYD-CDG on Malaysia Airlines. I have recently lost my elite status with AA and would like to add my Qantas FF platinum number to the reservation. Is this possible?
We should not confuse the OP with the implied remark that status on BP is a pre-requisite for lounge access because in most cases, it is not.you can change this yourself by logging on to the Finnar website and there is a box to change your FF number
there are benefits... for example on CX you can select exit rows for free. If they are handing out upgrades you might have a higher priority.
and much easier when it comes to lounge access and check-in. I have never used my card to gain access anywhere - status is always on the boarding pass or a pre-printed lounge invite.
agree... but I was just pointing out it can be easier with status in the booking. the last time I think I showed a card was for anytime access!!We should not confuse the OP with the implied remark that status on BP is a pre-requisite for lounge access because in most cases, it is not.
There might be some occasional confusion / resistance [from some less-than-knowledgeable lounge angels] but on the whole, it has been good in practice.
I was advised by SYD Flounge to "put my AA on my booking and use my QF WP for lounge access" when I asked them to swap QFF for AA number just prior to boarding.