BA / QF Status Credit question

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neilc82

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 06 Oct 2015

Total posts 12

BA15  London to Sydney (stop in Singapore) in J on the points calculator will earn 140SCs


However London to Singapore on BA11 will earn 120 SCs then connect on BA 15 for an additioanl 60 SCs so 180 all up. 

Is this correct if you change flight? 

travel times are close enough for me. I know BA J is not highly rated but it is $1500 cheaper than QF J at present. 

Fatherdamo

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Feb 2017

Total posts 10

You are correct. Lots of people do the flight change to gain the extra credits and the lounges in Singapore both BA and Qantas are decent enough for a longer stop

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

The A380 BA11/12 is also more pleasant for the longer flight.

Ex-LHR BA11 leaves earlier, which allows you to connect to SYD at SIN.

If SYD is not your final destination, try to avoid the QF-operated BA codeshare services from SIN. You're missing the opportunity to earn 40 TP (40 SC as well?) on the SYD/XXX AU domestic sector.

In for a penny, in for a pound - you've already been travelling for close to 24h, what a few more hours in SYD?

RealKid

Member since 20 May 2014

Total posts 92

For maximum status credits, why not LHR - TXL - OSL - DOH - NRT - SIN - PER - MEL - SYD.

In for a pound, in for 100 pounds

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

For maximum status credits, why not LHR - TXL - OSL - DOH - NRT - SIN - PER - MEL - SYD.

In for a pound, in for 100 pounds

The $/SC rate would be too high since you have to do multiple legs on different OW airlines. Exploite the fare rules while you can but it would be quite moronic to put yourself out when the math doesn't work. 

Looking

Member since 10 Aug 2015

Total posts 29

But I want to go to Dubbo...

And yes you are correct, you could do something similar in the good old days of the QF/BA partnership when the points earned on this route with either airway were identical. Start on QF1 / QF31 then switch to BA in Singapore, alas  the Emirati and their oil money

neilc82

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 06 Oct 2015

Total posts 12

Thanks for the responses Sydney is my final destination. Will change flight for those couple of extra SCs.


Also delayed my loyalty bonus decision with QF so have an extra little boost for this membership year.

jf80

Member since 17 Nov 2016

Total posts 17

The BA fares ex Australia allow QF flights to be used to Asia then connect to London.


For example, you can fly QF SYD/HKG then BA HKG/LHR and same for the return.  You will get a minimum of 120 SC to HKG then another 120 on BA.

I believe the BA website will only give codeshares.  You may have to book through a travel agent or call BA.

ajstubbs

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 15 Mar 2016

Total posts 117

To book those QF flights with QF codes you do indeed need to ring BA :)

neilc82

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 06 Oct 2015

Total posts 12

Yup my  flight takes me to BKK first then onto to LHR so 240 to get to LHR.

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