Minimum Points Guaruntee - Codeshares

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  1. xsprint

    xsprint Junior Member

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    Hello All,

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    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,
    xSprint
     
  2. thadocta

    thadocta Active Member

    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
     
  3. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    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

    Dave
     
  4. xsprint

    xsprint Junior Member

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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

    cheers,
    Dunc
     
  5. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    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

    Dave
     
  6. NM

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    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.
     
  7. sris

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    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?

    Thanks
     
  8. ANstar

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    On the cheap BA tickets, the minimum points earn is only 125!

    You will get SC's however
     
  9. sris

    sris Junior Member

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    Thanks! I think I just pay my $100 and book it under QF Flight no...
     
  10. v8Statesman

    v8Statesman Established Member

    #10 v8Statesman, Sep 27, 2008
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    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.
     
  11. Mal

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    #11 Mal, Sep 27, 2008
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    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.
     
  12. v8Statesman

    v8Statesman Established Member

    Ok, Didn't think of that one. I would never mind myself in that situation, But I guess I would pay the $100 to retain SG or WP.
     
  13. sris

    sris Junior Member

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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)...
     
  14. Mal

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    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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