Earning Qantas status credits on codeshare and interline flights

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spinoza

Member since 01 Feb 2012

Total posts 218

QFF SC - QF or Partner Airline?

As we know, theres a huge difference in SC earn rate depending on whether the flight is classified as "Qantas" or "Partner Airlines". I am trying to work out how they decide - i.e. if I buy a SYD to HEL ticket with Finnair, and the SYD-SIN leg is with Qantas, with a QF code, does this mean I can earn the full SC? or if the leg is with Qantas but with a AF code, will it be the half SC rate??

Andrew Barkery

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Mar 2011

Total posts 427

Its quite easy, since July you will earn the most SC by flying any airline in OW with a QF code, or with QF metal.

And if you look into EK codeshare with QF, you don't earn any SC at all.

Its the way the agreements were originally written in OW, many years ago, and then, before July last year, some bright spark at QF decided to try to keep as much revenue as possible circling only within QF, thus having the rule you earn most if you only fly QF.

A lot of OW airlines (MH and CX) will not/do not/don't want to carry a QF flight number, thats the way it was written.  For these, if you have to fly with them, to destinations where QF does not fly, you earn half or less of the SC.

LAN flights now earn less QF FF, but you can still fly and earn most if you fly the plane with a QF code.  If you buy a cheaper ticket on the same plane via the LAN website, you earn now 0.25 per mile flown!  And only 10 SC AKL to SYD.

spinoza

Member since 01 Feb 2012

Total posts 218

Wow these answers got a lot more detailed than I expected.

Based on your first sentence, if I buy a ticket from Sydney to Singapore, and the flight is:

1/ BA metal with AF code - half SC

2/ QF metal with AF code - full SC

3/ QF metal with QF code - full SC

I understand how most of this works except I wasn't sure if 2/ would be full or half given it doesn't have a QF code. 

Andrew Barkery

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Mar 2011

Total posts 427

Code shares and interlines, if the other airline is not in OW, apart from EK, you will not earn anything.

Not a chance that will ever change.

QF will never give out FF mileage for code shares and interlines not in OW.

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,109

Qantas codeshares on non-Oneworld airlines including Asiana, China Airlines, China Southern, China Eastern, Bangkok Airways, Alaska Airlines etc. etc. on which you can earn Qantas points and status credits when booking on a QF codeshare – but indeed, if you don't book onto the QF code, you'll either earn points only or nothing at all (depending on the airline).

gazzman

Member since 04 Sep 2012

Total posts 26

Dont forget good old Air Niugini

Andrew Barkery

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Mar 2011

Total posts 427

Sorry to bring up an old thread: QF metal with AF flight number / code - even less than flying QF metal and QF flight number, on the QF website, there is a mileage and status credit calculator, where you can play around without actually booking.

Its not so much the metal you use, its more so the flight number thats important, ie, QF flight number.

Personally, if I wanted to, or had to go to a destination that QF flies to, with its own metal and QF flight number, I would use that.  Granted that on the QF status calculation sub website, AF is not mentioned.  But why would you want to fly with an AF flight number anyways?

QF metal : AF flight number - earns a lot less than QF metal : QF flight number.  Fly the QF one.

spinoza

Member since 01 Feb 2012

Total posts 218

Thanks thats really useful.

Wanting to fly to Europe on oneworld and business class. Cheapest option is on Finnair - which has some code share options with QF.  

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