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OneWorld Explorer (RTW) fares

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The Pope

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A couple of questions... do the OW Explorer tickets ever get reduced (ie special offers)?

I think I found in another thread that OW Explorer Economy is considered Discount Economy in terms of points and SC, is this right and is it the same for BA? Is an economy RTW a M class ticket?

Do you still earn points/status bonus/SC on BA's affiliates, such as Comair in South Africa?

With BA dropping discount economy to 25%, what order is it done? For Plats, is it Base Accural Rate * 25% + 100%*Base Accural Rate = 1.25* Base Accural Rate?
Or is it Base Accural Rate * 25% + 100%*25%*Base Accural Rate = 0.5* Base Accural Rate?
It isn't clear in the T&Cs
9.2.3 One Frequent Flyer Point is awarded for each 1.609 kilometres (equivalent to 1 mile) travelled on all Eligible Flights ("base economy accrual rate").
9.2.6 A Status bonus will be applied for Eligible Flights with Qantas, American Airlines® and British Airways. The Status bonus will be applied to the base economy accrual rate and will be 25% for Silver Members, 50% for Gold Members and 100% for Platinum Members.
9.2.7 These Cabin Class and Status bonuses are not cumulative. All Cabin Class and Status bonuses will be added, when applicable, to the base economy accrual rate for the flight undertaken.
British Airways: Effective 01 January 2004; Fares booked in K, G, M, N, S, V, L, O and Q class are defined as Discount Economy and will earn 25% of the base economy accrual rate.
ie LHR to HEL is 1150 miles. If a platinum member flys discount economy on BA, does he get 1150*.25 = 288 + 288 (SB) = 576 points
or 1150*.25+1150 = 1438?
But if he flies AY (Finair) does he get the base points only, which is 1150?
 

aus_flyer

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The Pope said:
A couple of questions... do the OW Explorer tickets ever get reduced (ie special offers)?
No.

I think I found in another thread that OW Explorer Economy is considered Discount Economy in terms of points and SC, is this right and is it the same for BA? Is an economy RTW a M class ticket?
Yes, discount economy.
Economy RTW is booked in L class.
All flights, regardless of airlines, are treated as discount economy.

Do you still earn points/status bonus/SC on BA's affiliates, such as Comair in South Africa?
Yes.

With BA dropping discount economy to 25%, what order is it done? For Plats, is it Base Accural Rate * 25% + 100%*Base Accural Rate = 1.25* Base Accural Rate?
Or is it Base Accural Rate * 25% + 100%*25%*Base Accural Rate = 0.5* Base Accural Rate?
Platinum FFs earn 0.50 points per mile (ie. 0.25 x 2)
 

HardieBoys

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Finnair have a special on RTW fares at the moment. The catch is that one long haul leg has to be on Finnair (Welcome to Helsinki!).
 

Evan

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I know SIN'ing is fun, but i have yet to make it to HEL !
I can't imagine its too bad ;)

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NM

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Evan said:
I know SIN'ing is fun, but i have yet to make it to HEL !
I can't imagine its too bad ;)

E
And with AY you can get to HEL via SIN.

Helsinki is a nice city in summer. I have not visited in winter, but it might be interesting to see HEL frozen over :shock: .
 

Kiwi Flyer

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NM said:
And with AY you can get to HEL via SIN.

Helsinki is a nice city in summer. I have not visited in winter, but it might be interesting to see HEL frozen over :shock: .
I've SINned and then been sent to HEL. AY, well not in this case. And HEL was frozen over despite the warm days. So I went RoViNg to see Santa while it was still a winter wonderland.
 

alect

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I am actually in HEL right now - very nice. They complained that the past winter was mild - so clearly not frozen over enough!
 
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