Member since 10 Mar 2014
Total posts 1
How is it that when I buy an economy ticket from Sydney to Auckland with Qantas I can't use my points to upgrade to business because they have put me on an Emirates operated flight? Wasn't that the whole point of the merger?
Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 04 Sep 2012
Total posts 103
Im not 100% sure so dont quote me, but, I believe that the NZ Government hasnt allowed the 'alliance' to fully extend into NZ. It's more like a codeshare flight so upgrades etc are only relevant to Emirates or Qanatas FF's, not both.
Since NZ is still majority state owned I guess the NZ Govt is protecting its interests.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 04 Nov 2011
Total posts 194
You can only use points to upgrade on Qantas metal if booked using Qantas points.
I should add if booked through Qantas, period.
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