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Anna

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Can anyone hazard a guess at how many status credits I will earn for the following CX itinerary in D:

ADL - MEL - HKG - FCO - HKG - ADL
 

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Assuming ADL-MEL and MEL-HKG are either separate flight numbers, or on different days (stopover in MEL) then earn (based on GCM mileage and QFF SC earning table)

ADL-MEL 40 SCs
MEL-HKG 120 SCs
HKG-FCO 140 SCs
FCO-HKG 140 SCs
HKG-ADL 120 SCs

Note that if ADL-MEL-HKG is all one flight number (strictly one coupon) with no stopover then ADL-HKG SCs apply = 120 (instead of 40+120).

Hope this helps.
 

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Assuming ADL-MEL and MEL-HKG are either separate flight numbers, or on different days (stopover in MEL) then earn (based on GCM mileage and QFF SC earning table)

ADL-MEL 40 SCs
MEL-HKG 120 SCs
HKG-FCO 140 SCs
FCO-HKG 140 SCs
HKG-ADL 120 SCs

Note that if ADL-MEL-HKG is all one flight number (strictly one coupon) with no stopover then ADL-HKG SCs apply = 120 (instead of 40+120).

Hope this helps.
 

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Note that for any paid business class fare, the SC earning rate is the same for QF and all OneWorld alliance airline flights.
 

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Of course, if you did an AA Platinum Challenge, you'd earn Platinum status and a bagful of points....
 

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It looks like it might tip me into QF platinum status - isn't that better than AA platinum?
 

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Anna said:
It looks like it might tip me into QF platinum status - isn't that better than AA platinum?
Both have their advantages.

QF Platinum gets you F check-in and lounge access, and high priority for QF waitlists such as upgrades.

But both earn 100% status bonus for points/miles while AA program requires significantly less miles/points for redemptions, especially in premium cabins.

So it depends on what you will likely be doing in the future. If you can reach AA Executive Platinum, then the complementary VIPOW upgrades are very attractive, but you don't get AA lounge access on domestic flights.
 

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NM said:
but you don't get AA lounge access on domestic flights.
You don't get access on "Domestic" North American itineries. You do get access on domestic flights elsewhere ( e.g. QP access in Australia is permitted )

Personally, I would say that AA Platinum is more useful overall since the reward rates on AA are so much better

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What about the consideration that I earn significant amounts of QFF points through my CBA platinum Visa? I wouldn't be able to do that with AA would I?
 

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Dave Noble said:
NM said:
but you don't get AA lounge access on domestic flights.
You don't get access on "Domestic" North American itineries. You do get access on domestic flights elsewhere ( e.g. QP access in Australia is permitted )

Personally, I would say that AA Platinum is more useful overall since the reward rates on AA are so much better

Dave
But I specifically said "AA lounge access" so as to cover that specific situation. I have not seen any AA Lounges at airports in Australia. I didn't think I needed to go into all possible exceptions such as same-day international connections and so forth.
 

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Anna said:
What about the consideration that I earn significant amounts of QFF points through my CBA platinum Visa? I wouldn't be able to do that with AA would I?
That's good for your ongoing QF point balance. No, there are no Aust-based CC's where you can directly credit to AA (you can only do it using another program (like SPG) as a conduit and thus it won't be a 1:1 transfer rate, more likely about 60%).

Really the major points for the AA program (as I see them, others will have their own POV), particularly Plat and Executive Plat:

1. Very useful if you are flying to USA (regularly) so doing AA domestic trips (either as part of a Economy ticket ticket from Aust, or separate AA economy tickets)
- allows you to use points to upgrade to F (think loosely of QF Dom J)
- credit original class of travel points & status to either program

2. Ability to select seats (both domestic & Intl) on-line.

3. Better points "earn and burn" ratios (on most of the award sectors I've seen)
- for redemptions consider 20K points for an economy seat anywhere in Aust/NZ/SW Pacific; versus QF's.
- maximum of 15K points for upgrades in continental USA (can include multiple flights if availability is there ar time of booking)
 
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