Qantas status credits in Cathay Pacific premium economy?

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Tezza

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 12 Jan 2013

Total posts 40

QF Status Credits on Partner Airlines - CX - I checked my activity statement after a recent trip. I found the following interesting.

SYD to HKG - CX PREM ECON - 30 Status Credits

HKG to SING - - CX PREM ECON - 40 Status Credits

stevo1702

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Member since 09 Oct 2014

Total posts 36

The new "fairer" earning on partner airlines. Your numbers are correct for CX flight numbers.

http://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-slashes-status-credits-for-british-airways-cathay-pacific-oneworld-partners

PeterLoh

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 May 2012

Total posts 356

That seems correct under the new rules.

Basically, flights that earn status credits which don't carry a QF, JQ or 3K code earn half as many status credits as QF, JQ or 3K flights between Australia and Asia/Middle East/Europe.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,060

It really is bewildering why people stick with QFF under such conditions. It seems terribly terribly unfair particularly since it goes against the principles of the OW alliance. 

I do not believe any other OW carrier has such discriminatory accrual practices for flights (in particular for PE and above) operated by its OW partner. (The only one I can think of is Aadvantage accrual rates on cheap JL Business Class tickets).

Granted this occurs all the time for Economy flights but it really is quite unprecedented the scale of this discrimnatory behaviour for PE and above.

It's as if Qantas has imposed its MH accrual practices across the board to all its partners operating between AU, Asia, ME and Europe.

PeterLoh

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Member since 25 May 2012

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TRB, every other oneworld FFP (perhaps with the exception of BA's Tier Points) earns elite qualifying miles (or status miles) at rates less generous for partner airlines than the FFP's "home airline"

A lot of these rates a variable depending on which partner airline you're flying.

In a way, Qantas is a lot more generous by giving the same amount of status credits (based on a zone/distance calculation) across all partner airlines when flying beyond the reach of its own network (or on routes which it doesn't compete with). As an example, with AAdvantage you may get 1.25 EQM per mile in J with CX but only 1 EQM per mile in J with MH.

Tezza

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 12 Jan 2013

Total posts 40

Hi Peter,

Thanks. Just seems stage that a shorter flight earns more SC's

PeterLoh

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Member since 25 May 2012

Total posts 356

Again, that's normal as per the new rules.

RobH

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Member since 18 Jun 2013

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I had similar result with recent trip on CX to Seoul from Sydney. Travelling in Premium Economy I recieved 30 SCs for SYD-HKG then 30 for the HKG-Incheon leg. I wonder if flights on routes not serviced directly by Qantas have better earn rates?

One plus was the free upgrade to Buisness on boarding at HKG to Seoul :)

RobH

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Member since 18 Jun 2013

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