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midea

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the airline I fly or the airline I booked with and have the flight numbers with..? So if i book with american airlines and fly discount economy on a codeshare on QANTAS, will i get the american airlines points of 0.5 for a mile or the QANTAS points of 1 for a mile/
how does this generally work..and is it the same with status credits - thank you all
so does it depend on the flight number, the metal/airline i fly on or the company i booked with to summarize my question thanks again
 

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Hi midea. Welcome to AFF :)

Generally speaking with the Qantas Frequent Flyer scheme, you will earn points based on the flight number not who actually operates the plane.

Eg, in your example of an American Airlines flight number flying on Qantas equipment, you will get the points/SC per an American Airlines flight. (Normaly 0.5 points/mile or 0 for the cheapest fare classes). Same deal with Status Credits.

So whatever is listed here Frequent Flyer - About the Program - Terms & Conditions for the airline whose flight number you are flying on is what you will earn.

Where it does get tricky is codeshares where you are flying (eg) Malaysia Airlines but flying on a Cathay Pacific flight number. If you look at the earning table for Cathay Pacific, it says the following: "Excluded: Points and Status Credits are not earned on joint venture flights or Codeshare Flights operated by airlines other than oneworld™ Alliance Airlines." Malaysia Airlines isn't a OneWorld member, so if you flew that CX flight you wouldn't get any points or Status Credits with Qantas. American Airlines doesn't have that sort of restriction though.

There are also some airlines (like Alitalia) where you can earn points, but don't earn Status Credits. These will not have the following comment after the table "Status Credits are earned on all eligible booking classes."

Let us know if you want any further clarification.
 

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Never thought to check the exact conditions with CX, only the bbookng class for points earn.
Bummer and here i was thinking i would earn on my dragon air flights that are CX coded, oh well only short ones i guess.

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Evan said:
Bummer and here i was thinking i would earn on my dragon air flights that are CX coded, oh well only short ones i guess.
I've been bitten by that Cathay rule before as well...
DragonAir are set to join OneWorld as an affiliate member sometime this year, so you could still be in luck depending on when your flights are. Although, I'm not too sure what the current situation is with DragonAir and points since the Cathay tieup.
 

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If I may..I have a question to add too..

If you book with an airline that is not a partner and it has a codeshare on an eligible flight (QF, AA, BA... and others) and would therefore not have your program's name in it (QF), how would you add it? Ring up I suppose? That is of course keeping in mind that they are QF AA BA... coded :D
 

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If air XYZ has a flight called QF 1234 then should be no problems you get your points, and if for some reason you miss your FF number on the booking just use the usual method to claim. But remember it myst be a QF coded flight if QF program and AA if in AA program...
(Also QF has partners that simply earn points but no status, non OW airlones we are talking about here, just check there FF pages)

Our problems are that others like CX coded flights run by DragonAir are excluded from earning points or status. (Flight is still codes CX 6xxx)

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