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Minimum Points Guaruntee - Codeshares

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xsprint

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Hello All,

First time post but have been viewing the forum as Joe Public for ages... I've always found it highly worthwile browsing this forum when planning work or leisure trips to make the most of everyone's excellent tips!

Anyway, I searched for an answer to this in the forum but no joy:

I'm planning a flight from LHR to FRA. Does the QF minimum points guaruntee of 1000 apply on codeshare flights or only on QF operated flights? In other words, if I book on a QF codeshare flight that is operated by BA will I still only get 500 pts (per the BA minimum) or would it be 1000?

thanks,
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If you are booked on the QF flight number you get the 1000 points QF minimum. If booked on the BA flight number you will get the 500 point BA minimum.

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thadocta said:
If you are booked on the QF flight number you get the 1000 points QF minimum. If booked on the BA flight number you will get the 500 point BA minimum.

Dave
If it has a QF number, then indeed, the 1000 will apply

Book on BA flight number and you'll get 25% mileage earning with the 125 minimum in discount economy unless booked in YBH classes in which it will be 500

If you are going to be leaving from Central to East of London you can get to FRA from the much more civilised LCY

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xsprint

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Thanks Dave and Dave,

Good to know.

However, is it even possible to book a separate return flight between LHR/LCY and FRA on a qantas codeshare which isn't part of an international ticket commencing or completing in AUS?

Had a look on the qf.co.uk and qf.com.au versions of the websites but didn't look like a goer

btw LCY would be a good option, am located fairly centrally in London

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xsprint said:
Thanks Dave and Dave,

Good to know.

However, is it even possible to book a separate return flight between LHR/LCY and FRA on a qantas codeshare which isn't part of an international ticket commencing or completing in AUS?

Had a look on the qf.co.uk and qf.com.au versions of the websites but didn't look like a goer

btw LCY would be a good option, am located fairly centrally in London

cheers,
Dunc
You cannot, I believe, book the QF codeshare on its own

LCY is a great option from central london. Short check in time, quiet airport, its a great place to fly from

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Dave Noble said:
LCY is a great option from central london. Short check in time, quiet airport, its a great place to fly from
Unless you want the check-in dragon to tag your bags to another flight on a separate ticket - that will require special assistance from the helpful and caring folks at FRA.
 

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If you are booked on the QF flight number you get the 1000 points QF minimum. If booked on the BA flight number you will get the 500 point BA minimum.

Dave
I know the above is from an old posting, and my apologies if someone has already queried this... I get confused after reading all the threads.. I'm just wondering what happens if you only have QFF, would that means 500 pts when booked on a BA flight number? and no sc?

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I'm just wondering what happens if you only have QFF, would that means 500 pts when booked on a BA flight number? and no sc?
On the cheap BA tickets, the minimum points earn is only 125!

You will get SC's however
 

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Thanks! I think I just pay my $100 and book it under QF Flight no...
 

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Thanks! I think I just pay my $100 and book it under QF Flight no...
Are the points worth 10c each? I would never pay $100 for 1,000 point minimum. Can I can't possibly think of a situation where YMMY. YOu can "Buy" 1,000 points through points topup for $40.
 
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Are the point with 10c each for them? I would never pay $100 for 1,000 point minimum. Can I can't possibly think of a situation where YMMY. YOu can "Buy" 1,000 points through points topup for $40.
For a person wanting the 4 segments on Qantas to requal, then it could come into play, but I agree I can't see a situation either.

Especially on long flights, which is the situation most of the time where Australians would have a choice between the BA or QF codeshares.

There is the situation where there could be differences on European ex-London flights due to earning differences, but again, the points differences would be fairly negligible due to the (mostly) short ex-London flights where Qantas codeshares.
 
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in my situation, its SIN ADL one way, operated by QF and have both QF and BA flight code. I was advised by QF staff that I could book it under BA Flight no, bt will have significantly less SC and FF pts...

QF staff did mention that they can change the flights code from BA to QF, bt if BA tix purchased is at a lesser class than QF, then charges will apply for change of class, and booking, which comes up to about $175 (or something- must say that I cant remember the exact charge, but it was more than $100)...
 

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in my situation, its SIN ADL one way, operated by QF and have both QF and BA flight code. I was advised by QF staff that I could book it under BA Flight no, bt will have significantly less SC and FF pts...
I don't understand why that would be. Both flights will be the same distance - so same Status Credits. The two exceptions there would be if one of the flights were in fare bucket Y, and the other in a lower economy bucket, or the 2 fares were in different classes (eg Economy vs Business).

Flights between Australia and Singapore/Hong Kong/Bangkok earn the same points regardless of BA or QF. (Assuming the exceptions above don't come into play). This is due to an agreement known as the JSA between Australia and London/Frankfurt. More info in the earning table:
Frequent Flyer - About the Program - Terms & Conditions

On the BA flight number, you wouldn't be able to apply for a points upgrade (requests must be on flights both on a QF number and QF metal), but apart from that, I can't see any other differences or why the staff would think the points/SC's will be different...
 
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