Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 25 Jan 2013
Total posts 108
Does anyone know if you save anything by buying a flight under it's code share, rather then it's original name?
Member since 16 Jun 2011
Total posts 230
While Price, points and status earn could all vary, the main issue would be that AA can't sell you a purely domestic Australia itinerary. AA7360 would have to be sold in conjunction with an international flight, for example.
Good point Brinkers. What if it were a QF flight bought as a JQ code?
Member since 15 Mar 2016
Total posts 117
Sometimes you do. I have often booked J flights through KLM flying with other airlines and it's almost always cheaper. Eg in 2006 did four MH business legs, saved $2000 booking through KLM. downsides are status credits and points tend to suffer!
As a previous poster mentioned (AA not being allowed to sell purely domestic Aussie itineraries,) perhaps it's only a trick for international routes. Or is this just an Aussie thing?
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,118
Hi Jono, you might be interested in this article we ran a little while ago: How codeshare flights could be costing you thousands...There may certainly be times when booking a codeshare flight number can be cheaper than the actual 'operating' flight number, but in many cases the codeshare can be just as pricey, if not more so.
Bottom line - YMMV and you need to search each time and do the leg work :)
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