QF operated flight with BA code share that qualifies as a BA flown sector?

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Four4longhaul

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Member since 19 Feb 2015

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QF operated flight with BA code share that qualifies as a BA flown sector?

Hi, got a bit of a random one. Here are facts: my girlfriend is currently Bronze with BA executive club, with enough status points to qualify for silver (600 points) but has only flown 2 out of the required 4 BA qualifying sectors.

This is because she moved to Sydney and from the UK and continued to use her BA number on regular domestic flights in Australia to collect avios as she was saving up for reward booking.

With no plans to travel back to the UK this year, before July 2015 she needs to fly two sectors that qualify as BA sectors some how. The rules on the BA site state qualifying sectors are: those operated by BA, Iberia or flights operated under by a Oneworld partner carrying a BA code share flight number.

Does anyone know of any domestic Qantas Australia sectors that would qualify as they carry a BA code share flight number? Transcontinental SYD-PER? Short hops from say SYD to - MEL only carry a code share when your connecting off a BA long haul flight into SYD I believe.

Basically unless we find two qualifying sectors the status points will be wasted and silver BA status not achieved although she has the qualifying points. She is now setup with Qantas to get status with them separately.

Thanks

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

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As BA codeshares on Qantas domestic flights are only sold in conjunction with international travel, my only suggestion would be a quick jaunt to Singapore on BA's daily flight (no need to continue onwards to London) to notch up those two sectors.

BA also codeshares on other flights to Singapore and also to Hong Kong, so that could be another option depending on pricing.

Not cheap but depends on how much the status and its privileges are worth in your girlfriend's circumstances.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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QF operated flight with BA code share that qualifies as a BA flown sector?

Yes. If your booking is ticketed as a BA code then it is considered a BA sector flown.


Does anyone know of any domestic Qantas Australia sectors that would qualify as they carry a BA code share flight number? Transcontinental SYD-PER? Short hops from say SYD to - MEL only carry a code share when your connecting off a BA long haul flight into SYD I believe.

You are right. Unfortunately, BA do not have the rights to operate domestic flights in Australia and as such is not able to sell domestic only tickets. The only time a BA code appears on a Qantas domestic flight is when it is sold in conjunctions with an international BA operated flights. 

My suggestion to you is to fly to Singapore with BA. These flights are marketed at a very low price and remains a very efficient way to hit your BA targets (very low $/TP rates). In fact these fares are more cost effective ($/TP or $/avios) than your SYD/PER or MEL/PER vv on Qantas.

 

Xyrvyre

Member since 22 Jan 2015

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Interestingly, when I go to the BA website to check availability, while MEL-SYD return thows up an error message when I search, if I select SYD-PER, the website does actually list BA7453 and BA7452 as options for a return trip (although it doesn't allow me to price it). If you're interested, you could call BA res to see if the flights are actually available. 

However, TRB is correct in saying the best option is probably to go for a SYD-SIN return trip, rather than SYD-PER return, as the SYD-PER flight is likely to be more expensive - in my experience, BA likes to match QF prices on the QF routes it sells with a BA flight number.

Four4longhaul

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Member since 19 Feb 2015

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Thanks for the comprehensive advice, appreciated.

Will balance it up as she flys QF domestic regularly and wants to use domestic lounges which I don't believe you can access on a BA silver card? Limited to intentional lounges is my understanding.

 

Cheers

Xyrvyre

Member since 22 Jan 2015

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BA Silver members are also oneworld Sapphire - this means that your girlfriend would be able to access the Qantas Club domestically as long as she is flying on a QF operated and marketed flight. She cannot, however, access the Domestic Business Lounge - this is exclusive to business class passengers, QF Platinum members and oneworld Emerald.

 

If she wants access when flying with JQ, your girlfriend would need to have Qantas Club membership, or have at least Gold status with QF.

 

 

 

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