Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 19 Oct 2015
Total posts 31
My understanding was that you had a checked baggage allowance of one, two or three bags for Oneworld ruby, sapphire or emerald status on AA internal flights. Recently I was told by the ticket attendant however that this is only the case if you check in with your QFF number and not your AAdvantage number. Is this true?
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,058
So this is a twist on the lounge access scenario?
Yes. I have Gold QFF status which equates to Sapphire Oneworld status. But this status is only recognzed if I accrue Qantas points and not Aadvantage miles on a non codeshare flight
Originally Posted by rk1 :
Yes, so unlike lounge access baggage allowance is similar to the benefit of "free seat selection", where your booking needs to include the FF number that has the status.
You might want to try changing the FF number after check in. Approach the lounge staff or airline customer service after checking in and ask for your boarding pass to reflect the Aadvantage number. There is still a risk however that you may still accrue to QFF.
But let's step back and ask a really important question: Why do you want to accrue Aadvantage miles by flying?
If you want Aadvantage miles that you've purchased to remain valid and not expire, buying additional miles or redeeming miles would be sufficient. You'd only really want to accrue Aadvantage miles through flying if you want to attain status with Aavantage. Since you are QFF Gold anyway, what's the rational for this move?
Thanks for that suggestion.
Member since 14 Nov 2015
Total posts 43
I have heard people talk on other forums about booking and checking in with one airlines's FF number, then changing it in the lounge or at the gate. The last one in there will be the one that accrues the miles. Don't know if this is true.
Thanks very much
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