Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 13 May 2016
Total posts 23
Hi All - dumb question... I have never flown a codeshare. I am flying to Europe with Emirates in business on a QF flight number. I am QF platinum. Do I check in at Qantas or Emirates counter in Sydney? I have read elsewhere people saying you always check in with the operating carrier. Thinking that maybe the QF/EK partnership might be different from a regular codeshare?? I realise that there won't be a Qantas check in counter for my return, so it'll be the Emirates counter coming home, just wondering about Sydney for the flight out.
Member since 22 Jan 2015
Total posts 86
You will need to check in at the EK counter in SYD - though you can go straight to the First Class queue on the right hand side of the check-in area (closest to the terminal entrance).
Member since 12 Dec 2012
Total posts 290
With codeshares, in almost every case, you will always check in with the operating carrier. The only times you would check in with the marketing carrier is when the operating carrier is a contracted carrier (eg, check in with Qantas for a QantasLink flight [QantasLink is a brand name for 3 different regional carriers], or American Airlines when on an American Eagle flight).
Member since 21 Mar 2011
Total posts 428
Go straight to the QFi SYD F lounge for a while and then the EK lounge.You can do both.I have flown F to NZ on codeshare EK & QF, and was able to visit both lounges (QFi SYD F and the EK lounge).1 hour in the QF F lounge, 1.5 hours in the EK lounge, and half an hour for zone B boarding. F class is zone A.Right hand side gate, left hand side slopes down to Y class, right hand side gate rises to upstairs J and F cabin.Enjoy the EK lounge at the back of J! Prawn and mango reslish sliders if they provide it is nice.
Member since 06 Oct 2015
Total posts 12
Dont make the mistake I did and turn up to the airport more than three hours before your flight without checking in prior as the EK desk will not be open and QF desk will not be able to check you in.
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