Can you earn both Qantas and Emirates points from one booking?

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Bennyboy

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Dec 2014

Total posts 3

Hi everyone. This might be a silly question but I was Just wanting to know if if you can earn both Qantas and Emirates points from one booking?

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,109

Short answer, no.

Long answer, yes, but you can only earn points with one airline per flight if you switch the frequent flyer number after commencing the journey.

(So you could theoretically earn Qantas points from Sydney to Dubai, and then Emirates miles from Dubai to London if on a different flight number.)

edy4eva

Member since 11 Mar 2012

Total posts 115

That's not something certain though because of the way EK credit skywards miles (based on outbound/inbound NOT per sector). The crediting of the skywards miles might get stuck in limbo since the continuation of the journey (DXB-LHR) never came through.

lind26

Member since 24 Apr 2014

Total posts 230

Pay the fare with a Qantas Amex card where you get 1.5 points per dollar and that gets you close to double dipping!

TomGoddardd

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 15 Dec 2014

Total posts 191

If you have a credit card that is giving you a certain amount of points per dollar, whilst booking with emirates that is close to getting you both

PeterLoh

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 May 2012

Total posts 356

Yes, you can. You can book the flights through Qantas to earn Acquire points and then post your flight to your Emirates Skywards account.

edy4eva

Member since 11 Mar 2012

Total posts 115

Agreed, although few hoops to jump through. Firstly one needs to have an ABN to register. Secondly, the ticket must be on QF stock and sold in Australia. Thirdly all flights need to have the QF code (can operated by QF/EK/AA). 
BTW there's no c in Aquire :) 

edy4eva

Member since 11 Mar 2012

Total posts 115

Forgot to add that the earn rate through Aquire is abysmal and is based on a proportion of QFF points earned (not km's):
50% for FA/JC, 40 for DI/WRT/YBH and 30 for KMLSOQ.

So SYD-DXB-LHR return in discount economy nets just 3720 Aquire points, meanwhile with Skywards it's 10.9k miles (instead of 12.4k QFF points) and because these are QF coded flights flights one cannot earn Skywards tier miles.

So in summary and based on the above example, it's a bad idea to do Aquire/Skywards, as one is better off with Aquire/QFF at least the points can be combined into something more meaningful.

There's also a new restriction on the transfer of Aquire points to QFF which may make this plan even worse off for the infrequent flyer. "Aquire Points can be converted to Qantas Points once: 20,000 Aquire Points have accumulated in your business' account and 2 travellers have flown on one or more Eligible Flights for business purposes within the applicable Membership Year."

 

 

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