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Question Flying Malaysian, Qantas perks, collect BA status?

Sep 15, 2019
I am QFF Platinum (Oneworld Emerald) and have to fly Malaysian later in the year. I have booked in O, which does not accumulate status credits or ff points with Qantas. I had a similar experience flying Economy with Cathay earlier this year.

Is there a way that I can collect the points with my BA account, whilst also getting the perks of being Oneworld Emerald? Thanks.
Sep 15, 2019
Brilliant - thank you.

Of note, I recently flew CDG - HKG with Cathay in discount economy (S). I didn't realise at the time but flights in S don't earn Qantas status points.

I used my QFF number to enter the lounge and get fast track, which is essential at CDG, but subsequently logged into my BA account and claimed the flight. The points were credited this morning. So maybe it is possible with some airlines even retrospectively?


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That was lucky, although I wouldn't count on this happening all the time ;)

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