Qantas Platinum flying Qatar Airways from Melbourne to Doha: points and status?

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FIFO Expat

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Good morning. I am Qantas Platinum travelling Melbourne to Doha on Business Class. I have heard that there is a difference of points and status credits between Qantas v's Qatar airlines. Could someone please advise: how many points and status credits Qantas v's how many points and status credits Qatar?

TomGoddardd

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Member since 15 Dec 2014

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search up in google qantas points calculator click on the first link and then calculate the points and the differences

moa999

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Member since 02 Jul 2011

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On the Qantas website there is an Earning Points and Status Calculator which you can fill in.

For example MEL-DOH on QR in Business - 5579 + 80 SCs

versus

MEL-DXB on QF in Business - 13500 + 180 SCs (and more for Flex Business).

I don't believe that QF offers a codeshare on the QR flight, so to get the most SCs you would have to transit Dubai

moa999

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Effectively the Simpler and Fairer changes reduced the earn on competitive routes Aus-Middle East/Europe, Aus-Asia to about half if you didn't fly on QF metal, or QF codeshare and instead flew on another oneworld airline.

Loyalty just to Qantas earns more than to oneworld

mitchimus

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you mean those 'fairer and simpler' changes that are meant to force people onto crap EK 777's to get a QF branded flight (not metal) for most flights. Unless of course if you travel from Syd/Mel where you can get QF metal. 

FIFO Expat

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Member since 15 Jul 2015

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Thank-you to all for your answers. I understand now. Cheers Dave

Andrew Barkery

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Member since 21 Mar 2011

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Personally, if I were in the OP's shoes and wanted an easy way to keep QF WP, I would have flown MEL - DXB with EK on a QF code, in J (max points), and then from DXB - DOH with QR or EK as well, maybe no QF code on the DXB - DOH run.

The main point/gist is that when ever you fly, in OW, you MUST ensure that your carrier can carry a QF code, very few do, so you earn lower QF FF points and lower QF SC.

But lucky the EK and QF alliance came along.

Effectively what QF wants, is to keep more of the $ in their pocket, so if you choose to fly QF or anything with an EK code, you gain the most.  Scrimp in by flying a OW alliance flight, without a QF code, you loose big time.

Fly QR, you will need more flights to keep QF WP, than flying EK with a QF code.

Should have asked us on here first before booking!

Andrew Barkery

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Member since 21 Mar 2011

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Bit late for the OP, but for anyone else who sees this.

MEL-DXB (EK J as a QF flight number)-22500 QF FF points and 180 QF SC, status bonus is taken into account, then you can get QR J from DXB-DOH J for 180 QF FF points and 20 QF SC.  Multiply that by 2 and flying EK, your QF SC would be at least 400!

But if you get MEL-DOH direct (QR J)-5579 QF FF points and 80, as they (QR) don't use QF code on their flights.  Also no status bonus.

Longer to fly MEL-DXB-DOH than direct MEL-DOH, but you loose status earn flying QR direct.

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