Earning British Airways Avios on Qantas / Emirates codehares

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LondonAussie

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 12 Jul 2014

Total posts 79

Has Anyone else seen this from British Airways (Bottom Line):

http://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/executive-club/collecting-avios/flights

"**Flights booked under the Qantas code (QF) operated by a non-oneworld airline will earn Avios and Tier Points unless operated by Jetstar in a class other than L class."

Seems that a QF ticket on an Emirates flight now earns Avios and TP from BA, if this is true, WINNER! Just how did AJ negotiate that......

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

That has always been the case with Aadvantage. This is probably more a realignment between Aadvantage and BAEC (given their very close cooperation), than QF reaching out to BA to modify its programme. Does not make sense for QF to seek modification to the programme of a competitor that has the potential effect of cannibalising its own programme.

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

Problem with Avios is very simple - you cannot register within Australia.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

When has that stopped anyone? In this age of globalisation and free trade, these artificial impediments serves nothing other than to agitate for the breaking of rules. The imperatives for and ingrained notions of the free market makes such rules a mere inconvenience.

And rightly so, the thing that prevents more uptake is the poor design of the BEAC programme and its exorbitant award co-payments, which places it unfavourably in the market place.

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

Registration is only partial problem – you cannot link your credit card to Avios also (or as very least it is not trivial). So after some investigation I crossed off idea to became Avios member completely.

flying_nomad

British Airways - Executive Club

Member since 02 Dec 2014

Total posts 5

I think this is actually a recent change, as I remember reading a few weeks ago it said that you earn Avios, but not tier points on non-oneworld partner flights. Odd they make this exception for QF only!

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

Indeed it appears to be recent.

You are right that previously no Tier Points (TP) were available on Qantas codeshare, unlike Aadvantage where EQM/EQP (AA's version of TP) had been available for some time for QF codeshare flights (with the exception of Jetstar).

And similar to Aadvantage, this exception to earning TP/EQM/EQP is limited only to QF codeshare. 

Therefore it suggest to me a realignment with Aadvantage.

LondonAussie

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 12 Jul 2014

Total posts 79

Happy days then, I can keep accuring SC on Qantas and the wife can keep getting TP with BA with the added flexibility to fly direct to our home cities (Brisbane and Townsville) without having to go through Sydney or Melbourne.

Though, this does make me wonder, given the AA/EK tie up, QF/EK tie up and then the AA/BA and AA/QF tie ups, why did BA opt for Qatar for OW and not a joint OW and EK JV. Food for thought.

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