Codeshare confusion

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booyeahsydney

Member since 26 Mar 2016

Total posts 10

Hi, I have a multileg itinerary coming up. All flights have a turkish airlines flight number on the ticket, but the first flight is actually malaysian airlines (syd to kul). All legs are in business class and i have gold status with qantas.

Two questions

1. Will i have access to the qantas business class lounge in sydney (given the malaysian airlines is another one world airline, or will this be denied as my ticket has a turkish airlines number, and turkish is star alliance).

2. Will i be able to earn either qantas points or status credits on the maylaysian airlines flight?

reeves35

Member since 24 Aug 2011

Total posts 77

As you are travelling J Class, I would think you would access whatever lounge the MH check-in staff direct you to. This may not necessarily be the Qantas Lounge.

You will not be able to earn QF points or status credits on the MH sector as your ticket shows an TK flight number. (The QF status credits earned when flying MH are pretty pathetic anyway.)

Last editedby reeves35 at Feb 08, 2023, 08:23 PM.

sunnybrae

Etihad - Etihad Guest

Member since 21 Jul 2019

Total posts 78

Lounge access: If your flights are all ticketed with Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance) flight numbers, then you can access fellow Star Alliance airlines Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines lounges, but not the QANTAS lounge which is OneWorld Alliance. It doesn't matter what airline you're actually flying (in your case Malaysia Airlines). What matters is the airline code that forms the front part of your flight number.

Points: No. QANTAS does not form any part of your ticketed itinerary. So you will not earn QANTAS points and status credits despite flying Malaysian Airlines on your first leg.

Last editedby sunnybrae at Feb 10, 2023, 09:09 AM.

Joe

Member since 03 May 2013

Total posts 177

You're lucky, the SQ and NZ lounges are much better overall than QF Bus lounge.

Yarki

Member since 07 Jan 2014

Total posts 21

Originally Posted by sunnybrae

Lounge access: If your flights are all ticketed with Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance) flight numbers, then you can access fellow Star Alliance airlines Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines lounges, but not the QANTAS lounge which is OneWorld Alliance. It doesn't matter what airline you're actually flying (in your case Malaysia Airlines). What matters is the airline code that forms the front part of your flight number.

Points: No. QANTAS does not form any part of your ticketed itinerary. So you will not earn QANTAS points and status credits despite flying Malaysian Airlines on your first leg.

Last editedby sunnybrae at Feb 10, 2023, 09:09 AM.

This is so wrong it's not funny. Lounge access based on class of travel is always based on the OPERATING carrier. Your boarding pass will be printed on MH stock, show a MH flight number and then in the comments field “Sold as TKxxxx”.


Last editedby Yarki at Feb 14, 2023, 11:16 AM.

sunnybrae

Etihad - Etihad Guest

Member since 21 Jul 2019

Total posts 78

Originally Posted by Yarki

Originally Posted by sunnybrae

Lounge access: If your flights are all ticketed with Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance) flight numbers, then you can access fellow Star Alliance airlines Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines lounges, but not the QANTAS lounge which is OneWorld Alliance. It doesn't matter what airline you're actually flying (in your case Malaysia Airlines). What matters is the airline code that forms the front part of your flight number.

Points: No. QANTAS does not form any part of your ticketed itinerary. So you will not earn QANTAS points and status credits despite flying Malaysian Airlines on your first leg.

Last editedby sunnybrae at Feb 10, 2023, 09:09 AM.

This is so wrong it's not funny. Lounge access based on class of travel is always based on the OPERATING carrier. Your boarding pass will be printed on MH stock, show a MH flight number and then in the comments field “Sold as TKxxxx”.


Last editedby Yarki at Feb 14, 2023, 11:16 AM.

@yucky

You don't travel very much or even possess basic reading comprehension, by looks of it. Nobody is talking about the boarding pass. Of course its printed on MH stock and states the MH flight number followed by the codeshare. Frankly this is so obvious you should embarrassed by stating the obvious but irreIevent 'point'. It shows your shallow understanding of how codeshares and alliances work. Every service and benefit flows from which airline he purchased his tkt from. Now please educate yourself (maybe actually fly?) before you squeak to adults.

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