Points Club Earn on non QF flights?

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They are also only releasing seats from MEL to CMB, not from CMB to MEL. And yes, only one seat per flight (more don't become available if you book it). It's weird.




Unfortunately you need to take anything you hear from the Qantas call centre (especially if it's one of the outsourced ones) with a grain of salt. Some of the overseas-based staff are clueless and just make stuff up.

In any case, I suspect this comment is to do with commercial airfare codeshares on routes like SIN-CMB. Qantas can still sell UL award seats as UL is a Oneworld airline.
Hopefully the right thread or forum for this question. Managed to book business classic reward using QFF points - flights are with emirates SYD-MAN EK415 and EK17. Booked on Qantas app. They don’t show as codeshare at all and as I am points club plus I was hoping to get the status credits. What are best options here ? Put the EK flights on my emirates skywards? Google search suggests EK415 is a codeshare but booking does not show as a QF flight
 
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Hopefully the right thread or forum for this question. Managed to book business classic reward using QFF points - flights are with emirates SYD-MAN EK415 and EK17. Booked on Qantas app. They don’t show as codeshare at all and as I am points club plus I was hoping to get the status credits. What are best options here ? Put the EK flights on my emirates skywards? Google search suggests EK415 is a codeshare but booking does not show as a QF flight

Award flights are almost always booked under the flight number of the operating carrier. There’s one or two exceptions, at most, that I can think of, and only for specific flights. But EK is not one of those exceptions.
 
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Can someone please educate me on what is a "Qantas marketed Classic Flight Reward" flight?

I have booked SYD-SIN-SYD next month in Business on BA16/15, booked through the qantas website for 150k points plus $500 taxes as a classic reward

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Similarly the e-Ticket only shows the BA flight numbers

Would this earn SCs if I'm a member of Point's club? The asterisk is not too helpful - is it just "QF" flights which earn or is this still marketed by Qantas?

Side note: Do they code-share flights actually exist - as there doesn't ever seem to be anything special to indicate this when looking for international reward flights?

I'm close to reaching Points club and would need to make a push to get into points club before departure if it's will earn me the extra 96 SC's in this case!
 

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Can someone please educate me on what is a "Qantas marketed Classic Flight Reward" flight?

I have booked SYD-SIN-SYD next month in Business on BA16/15, booked through the qantas website for 150k points plus $500 taxes as a classic reward

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Would this earn SCs if I'm a member of Point's club? The asterisk is not too helpful, is it just "QF" flights which earn?

Side note: Do they code-share flights actually exist - as there doesn't ever seem to be anything special to indicate this when looking for international reward flights?

I'm close to reaching Points club and would need to make a push to get into points club before departure if it's will earn me the extra 96 SC's in this case!
No, you won't. Needs to be a QF flight number. Qantas does not codeshare with BA on Singapore flights.
 

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I believe it is a qantas operated flight with a QF flight number that will earn the SCs.

Award seats are almost always booked outright on the operating carrier - not codeshares.
 

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Qantas marketed means it has a QF flight number
Qantas operated means it is a Qantas operated flight (on Qantas metal)

In order to earn SC's through Points Club on a reward booking, the flight needs to be marketed by QF.

In this instance, the flight is marketed and operated by BA, so you wouldn't receive status credits.
 

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With an award booking, only the ones with QF operated flights gives you status credits. So if you fly SYD to JFK via LAX you will only get status credits for the SYD-LAX leg on Qantas. The LAX-JFK segment changes to an AA flight number if an award booking is made, and no status credits are awarded even though there is a QF codeshare.

A rare exception is Aircalin for flights to New Caledonia, which sticks with the QF number for an award ticket.
 

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So they have all these reward tables for benefits that don't actually exist? :|
How so?

From that page:
Status Credits will only be earned on Classic Flight Rewards if the flight is marketed or ticketed as ‘QF’, if the member is a Points Club or Points Club Plus member at the time of flying, and if the member’s Qantas Frequent Flyer number is added to the booking.
This is exactly how it works. As a Points Club member I get status credits for all the Classic Flight Rewards that I take that are QF marketed.
 

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My impression was you "buy" the reward from QF website, that it's Qantas marketed, irrespective of whether or not there was a the QF flight number, because of the "marketed or ticketed as 'QF'" on the reward table page... But wanted to be certain.

I actually got through to QFF service centre 131131 just now... the operative stated after a decent time on hold that "for this particular booking, it is not eligible to earn status credits."

Unless someone has specific experience otherwise, I think I'll just accept that and not rush to get Points club if there's no real benefit.
 

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My impression was you "buy" the reward from QF website, that it's Qantas marketed, irrespective of whether or not there was a the QF flight number, because of the "marketed or ticketed as 'QF'" on the reward table page... But wanted to be certain.

I actually got through to QFF service centre 131131 just now... the operative stated after a decent time on hold that "for this particular booking, it is not eligible to earn status credits."

Unless someone has specific experience otherwise, I think I'll just accept that and not rush to get Points club if there's no real benefit.
No, as mentioned above, that's not the definition of a marketing carrier.

The marketing carrier is that who's code is on the ticket. QF flight number = Qantas marketed, AA flight number = American Airlines marketed and so on, regardless who is actually operating the aircraft or who sold the ticket.

If American Airlines sell an itinerary and it has a flight with a QF number then it is a Qantas marketed flight.
If Qantas sell an itinerary and it has a BA flight number on it then it is a British Airways marketed flight.

Qantas has a very good description here:

It's a term used across the travel industry.
 

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Thanks @dylarr

Still begs the question to me - where are all the reward "Qantas marketed" flights for us to earn SC's on with points club; seem to be little more than QF metal only, and very few exceptions. Why have a reward table suggesting we can earn on a range international flights that aren't from/to Australia when these are not likely "QF flights".
 

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Other than possibly Jetstar, these days I do not believe Qantas has award availability on their codeshares on flights operated by other carriers.
 

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