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  1. turtle

    turtle Junior Member

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    Just back from Qantas office in town, as i am putting together a rtw in f for early next year.
    Am a bit puzzled about the status credits that i will earn on the flight, especially so as the qf rep told me that i would only earn status credits on the qf metal part of the journey.
    I was of the understanding that all eligible flights with partner airlines would earn status credits.
    For the record my proposed journey as it stands is as follows:
    perth-brisb-la-vegas-la-new york-barbados-london-dubai-london -hong kong-sydney-brisbane.
    Can anybody comment on the status credits that will be earned in f, i will be trying to travel qf where possible, any other comments or additions to the itinerary would be appreciated<
    thanks in advance
     

  2. ColinP

    ColinP Member

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    The QF rep doesn't know what he's talking about.
    Here's the relavant quote from the Qf website: (my underlining)

    "Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn* points for travel on eligible^ oneworld flights and fare types, as well as earning status credits towards your Frequent Flyer status."

    Frequent Flyer - Earning Points - Air
     
  3. Keith009

    Keith009 Established Member

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    #3 Keith009, Jun 21, 2007
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    The rep was wrong - you earn SCs on all eligible partners which include all of oneworld. You need 4 Qantas Group flights to earn/retain status though, but like you said you'll be on QF as much as possible so that won't be a problem.

    BNE-LAX has no F, and so you might want to think about SYD-LAX, or SYD-JFK-LAX-LAS-DFW-JFK-BGI? ;)

    Also, JFK-BGI only has business and economy.
    And make sure LAX-LAS is mainline AA instead of American Eagle otherwise you will be booked into economy.

    The Mileage monkey tool is a good way of calculating SCs; here's ur existing itinerary and the QF Scs you'll earn:

    MileageMonkey 0.95012
     
  4. turtle

    turtle Junior Member

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    Thanks guys,
    that was also my understanding of it, preety bad when a rep in a major metrop. office does not know the basic stuff.
    For the record i will pick up the f flight from sydney to la, but the only flights i have been offered between vegas and la have been on american eagle, is there a mainstream flight that will connect up with the qf service through to new york on the same day????
     
  5. Keith009

    Keith009 Established Member

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    There is 1 AA mainline flight between LA and vegas daily, operated by MD80 aircraft. Not sure of the schedule but you can't be booked on QF for LAX-JFK if you're not connecting to/from an international QF flight. AA flies LAS-JFK directly though.
     
  6. turtle

    turtle Junior Member

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    Thanks for that info , i was not aware that you could not pick up the qf flight, is the only alternative aa business class??
     
  7. Keith009

    Keith009 Established Member

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    It doesn't sound like you actually need to be in LAX?

    LAS-JFK is a 2 class service and so you'll be booked in First. Departs LAS ridiculously early though.
     
  8. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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    Which LAS-JFK flight are you looking at QF009? From the oneworld schedules program I can't any direct flights LAS-NYC - only via ORD/MIA/LAX and some of those go into EWR or LGA :/
     
  9. Keith009

    Keith009 Established Member

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    Whoops I forgot to mention that it's a new service. :oops:

    From 05SEP, AA flies JFK-LAS-JFK daily with 757s.

    AA257 JFK-LAS 1620 1900
    AA258 LAS-JFK 0735 1530 (starts 06SEP)

    So if this doesn't fit into the travel date, the only way to get F SCs LAS to NYC is via DFW, MIA or ORD.
     
  10. NM

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    Note that it does not need to be a direct connection between to the LAX-JFK flight. You just need to have arrived into the USA on QF or be departing the USA on QF to be eligible to fly the LAX-JFK or JFK-LAX segment on QF.

    The mainline AA flight between LAX and LAS is AA784 and departs LAX at 12:05pm.
     
  11. Keith009

    Keith009 Established Member

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    I can't bring up Flyertalk now but I'm pretty sure it needs to be a same day international connection or transit w/o stopover? :confused:
     
  12. NM

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    Nope. Definitely does not need to be same-day connection. In fact, you could arrive into the USA on QF73 SYD-SFO and still tale QF107 LAX-JFK so long as its on the same itinerary.

    But if you fly CX, AA or JL trans-Pacific instead of QF then you cannot take any QF flights numbers (even codeshares) in the USA.
     
  13. straitman

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    Thanks NM another good one to remember.
     
  14. Keith009

    Keith009 Established Member

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    Nice! :D

    Disregard everything I said about F SCs LAS-JFK on AA then. :oops:
     
  15. turtle

    turtle Junior Member

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    So does this mean that if i arrive in la with qf, take a side trip to vegas for a week, return to la on a domestic flight, i can catch the qf service to ny.The only purpose of going back to la was so i could catch a direct 3 class service plane to jfk...cheersfor all this info....its gold
     
  16. NM

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    Yes, so long as its all on the one itinerary. So it part of a xONEx then no problems.
     
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