OWE seat selection on AA

justinbrett

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AA and QF are the same alliance and have a JV. Seems a little ridiculous to me. Additionally, there shouldn't be a trade off of picking AA for better seat selection of QF for better earn rates.

I'm sure this can be solved on the back-end so it's seamless for customers.

It's just an IT thing. As you saw once you go to AA you had the full selection.

The JV means you don't need to book the codeshare, it doesn't matter which flight you're on.

Also I think you're working off old info that the QF flight earns better. Not since the JV. In fact, on some routes the AA flight will earn more (eg LAX-DFW). There might be some examples where QF earns slightly more but overall it's much of a muchness.
 

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Seems a little strange - when I last flew AA booked on a QF codeshare (on a 737) I was given bulkhead which I believe is sold as MCE. Short flight into DFW, but couldn't manually select any other seats. Perhaps the US-based TA we are forced to use isn't completely terrible?
 

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It's just an IT thing. As you saw once you go to AA you had the full selection.

The JV means you don't need to book the codeshare, it doesn't matter which flight you're on.

Also I think you're working off old info that the QF flight earns better. Not since the JV. In fact, on some routes the AA flight will earn more (eg LAX-DFW). There might be some examples where QF earns slightly more but overall it's much of a muchness.

IT "things" can be solved is my point :)

This is from the QF website calculate showing earn rates for the same sector but different codes. QF number gives a better earn rate still. This obviously assumes no errors in the QF calculator which we all know is a big call :)

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Seems a little strange - when I last flew AA booked on a QF codeshare (on a 737) I was given bulkhead which I believe is sold as MCE. Short flight into DFW, but couldn't manually select any other seats. Perhaps the US-based TA we are forced to use isn't completely terrible?

When was this? It used to be the case a few years ago but has since been enhanced.
 
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In fact, on some routes the AA flight will earn more (eg LAX-DFW). There might be some examples where QF earns slightly more but overall it's much of a muchness.
For QF Economy Flex fares it's usually best to book the AA flight number because QF fare rules dictate lowest economy fare available on US domestic flights with QF code. So the AA flight would earn in Y, B or H as Flex, while QF*AA would likely have booked in Q, N, O discount economy.
 

justinbrett

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IT "things" can be solved is my point :)

This is from the QF website calculate showing earn rates for the same sector but different codes. QF number gives a better earn rate still. This obviously assumes no errors in the QF calculator which we all know is a big call :)

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When was this? It used to be the case a few years ago but has since been enhanced.

Maybe read the last line of my post again.. :)
 
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