- Dec 31, 2011
QF flights operated by QQ's E190 commence 25 May:
Wasn't sure whether to post in here considering Alliance does operate some Qld RPT regional routes under their own right via Qld Government contracts. If not the right subforum, then please move where appropriate. The E190s are coming from American Airlines (originally delivered to US...www.australianfrequentflyer.com.au
Just thinking these may not qualify for DSC in case anyone has already booked?
That's a good point. I would imagine in this case that Alliance Airlines *should* be treated similarly to QantasLink or Jetconnect, and these flights should earn DSCs as Alliance is really just operating QF flights under contract for Qantas. It's not a true codeshare arrangement as you can't buy tickets directly from Alliance on routes like ADL-DRW. But the DSC offer terms & conditions do state that only Qantas-operated domestic flights will count. So it's unclear.
Do you know if Virgin Australia flights operated by Alliance Airlines normally used to qualify for Velocity DSC promos?
Normally when you fly codeshare flights (eg AA) they credit in your history as the operating flight number (eg AA).
Yep, sorry you are right - it’s been too long since I last flew overseas!I can't speak for AA specifically but I've always had the marketing carrier show up - such as for QF4025 and QF4018 SIN-HND vv, JAL metal but shows up in activity with the QF flights numbers and earns status bonus points and counts to loyalty bonus.
I totally understand your position and would do the same if I were in your position. You could get a soft landing back to WP or a pleasant surprise and find that there is a further easy to achieve status extension offered. If international borders reopen say next year rather than the October 2021 QF hopes, I believe further status extension offers are very likely.The thought of racking up another 3200SC to retain P1 is just not worth it.
The soft landing back to WP is a given for myself, MrsM will get a hard landing from WP to NB as her status is tied to mine. The ability to gift WP is a P1 benefit I place high value on, outside of my solo (work) travel we normally travel (not always) as a family unit of 3. Domestically it makes no difference as the QF family policies cover guests and kids travelling together, if I am not travelling she still gets lounge access and in places such as SYD or MEL I remind her she can use the J lounge. The real benefit comes into play when travelling internationally on other OW carriers as the OW guest rules come into play. As x2 OWE there are no issues with the family unit gaining access to F lounges, this is what Mrs and MissM will miss the most.You could get a soft landing back to WP or a pleasant surprise and find that there is a further easy to achieve status extension offered.
If QF extend again I will be most grateful.