jal and ff pts

Status
Not open for further replies.

parsonstrish

Active Member
Joined
Sep 23, 2005
Messages
720
Points
320
Qantas
Platinum
I realize this question has an unknown answer other than to 'those in the planning'. A friend was advised by an ta today that jal will not be giving qff pts. when it comes on board oneworld alliance. Has anyone heard this? My friend is booking oneworld alliance rtw trip sept. '07. thanks.
 

Shano

Established Member
Joined
Aug 17, 2006
Messages
1,244
Points
10
I would have thought that it would be a condition of entry into the OW Alliance that JAL flights earn QFF (and other alliance airline programs) points?
 

parsonstrish

Active Member
Joined
Sep 23, 2005
Messages
720
Points
320
Qantas
Platinum
thanks Shane, that is what I also thought. My friend said the ta looked something up and said no. I can understand no pts. now, but once they come in, should be different matter.
 

oz_mark

Enthusiast
Joined
Jun 30, 2002
Messages
19,479
Solutions
6
Points
1,440
I'd be a bit surprised if this was an across the board thing. I would suspect that maybe they could be restrictive on what constitutes an eligible fare for earning QFF points, but I would think at least some of the fares would be
 
Vinomofo is the best wine deals site on the planet. Good wines, real people and epic deals, without all the bowties and bs.

AFF Supporters can remove this and all advertisements

Kiwi Flyer

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 24, 2004
Messages
5,546
Points
0
oz_mark said:
I'd be a bit surprised if this was an across the board thing. I would suspect that maybe they could be restrictive on what constitutes an eligible fare for earning QFF points, but I would think at least some of the fares would be

Agree. Earning points across the alliance is a core benefit and so we can be sure this will apply when JL joins. However there may be some heavily discounted fares that don't earn points. (In *A NH has a number of non and reduced earning fares.)
 

Altair

Active Member
Joined
Aug 22, 2006
Messages
850
Points
305
Or some JAL flights will have a reduced earning capacity like CX.
Like other posters a key benefit of alliances is the increased earning ability and also redemption fo FF points on alliance members' flights.
 

serfty

Veteran Member
Moderator
Joined
Nov 16, 2004
Messages
44,099
Solutions
19
Points
3,300
Qantas
Platinum
Virgin
Platinum
parsonstrish said:
thanks Shane, that is what I also thought. My friend said the ta looked something up and said no. I can understand no pts. now, but once they come in, should be different matter.
Exactly; I'm sure the TA does not yet have access the the necessary information. ATM, JAL does not earn; As with previous posts here, I would expect that there would be earning levels once JAL becomes part of O/W.
 

NM

Enthusiast
Moderator
Joined
Aug 27, 2004
Messages
16,580
Points
1,295
Qantas
LT Gold
Virgin
Red
It may be that the person asking the question of the TA was travelling on a highly discounted fare that would not qualify for QF FF points, such as Q fares in AA.

Or it may be that the TA checked the current situation and rightly said not QF FF benefits at this time. But when JAL officially joins OneWorld (expected to be April), I think it is reasonable to expect QF FF points and SCs on qualifying flights. It just remains to be seen what QF defines as qualifying flights for JL.
 

dajop

Enthusiast
Joined
Jul 1, 2002
Messages
13,048
Solutions
3
Points
1,345
Maybe some confusion on the TA's behalf? JAL (& Malev) although not yet a member of OW can now be used on some one-world products (RTW using Global Explorer comes to mind), but QF FF points can't be earnt when using JAL. One would expected when they officially enter the alliance that many fares (certainly the higher Y, and J/F fares) would come with the ability to earn QF FF points.
 
Last edited:
Status
Not open for further replies.

Enhance your AFF viewing experience!

From just $6 we'll remove all advertisements so that you can enjoy a cleaner and uninterupted viewing experience.

And you'll be supporting us so that we can continue to provide this valuable resource :)


Sample AFF with no advertisements? More..
Top