Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 16 Jun 2011
Total posts 232
Qantas have just announced some changes to its venture with American AirlinesÃ¢â¬Â¢ Qantas will no longer codeshare on American AirlinesÃ¢â¬â¢ services between
Sydney and Los Angeles, for new bookings made for travel from 1
February 2017.Ã¢â¬Â¢ Qantas will adjust its Qantas Frequent Flyer
policy with American Airlines to bring it in line with other oneworld
carriers from 1 May 2017.The latter is reported to be around decreasing status credit earn when flying on AA.
Member since 18 May 2011
Total posts 40
I saw that the reason for this is because Qantas wants to convince the US Department of Transportation to allow a joint venture between themselves AA.
Member since 22 Jan 2015
Total posts 88
I wonder which routes will see reduced SC earn (I guess SYD/LAX would be a prime example) because some other routes operated by multiple OW carriers already have the same earn rate (e.g. JFK/LHR at 100 for J on both AA and BA). Unless they're doing what they did with carriers like MH and re-classifying J as Y for earn rates etc.
Member since 12 Dec 2012
Total posts 295
Don't AA coded flights already have the same reduced SC earn of other oneworld flights? AA just has the extra status bonus point earn.The QF release suggests that only AA codes on QF11/12 and QF codes on
AA72/73 are being dropped, while codesharing domestically on each end
and on QF3/4/7/8/15/16/73/74/93/94/95/96 and AA82/83 remain.
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,058
Will we start seeing AA reduce Business class fares for SYD/LAX to levels charged by United i.e. $5,000 odd fares?
Member since 28 Oct 2011
Total posts 261
Member since 11 Oct 2014
Total posts 401
So, to prove to the US DOT that a proposed JV alliance with AA will benefit customers, QF wind back existing benefits. Gee, the logic is astounding - and just a little bit 'smoke and mirrors' IMHO.
You know, with QF's continual propensity to fiddle with QFF earn rates and status credits ... the program is rapidly losing any gloss that it once might have held.
Somebody give Trump, Bannon and Kushner Qantas Chairman's lounge membership quick! LOL
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