Member since 13 Apr 2018
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Member since 21 May 2014
Total posts 173
You cannot book the QF codeshares within America on a standalone ticket - it needs to be booked with a QF flight to/from Australia.
AA flights will earn points and sc provided they are booked within the following classes
Member since 06 Jun 2017
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Just book directly through AA on an AA ticket, pretty much all of their tickets earn points and credits even on an AA ticket, and you will also get lounge access (assuming both airports have AA/OW lounges). AA have an Australian website in AUD too which is great.
Member since 04 Apr 2014
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Just make sure you put your Qantas FF number into the booking. I do it all the time, also via Expedia. Remember to keep your boarding passes, throw them out once the points / SC credit to your Qantas account. They have that down pat these days, it only takes a couple of days.
Member since 24 Apr 2012
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As a little tip, try searching for your flights in both USD and AUD. I booked some North American flights recently and found the price was actually cheaper in AUD by about 5%, and that's before taking into account things like international transaction fees on credit cards for booking in USD (which would make it more like 8%, if your card has that).
Member since 24 Apr 2018
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I'd start with Skyscanner to get an idea of the market before moving to the AA website. I know that you want lounge access and points etc but it's good to be informed as to the premium you might be paying for that.
Member since 23 Feb 2015
Total posts 259
I recently booked direct with AA and it worked perfectly. Definitely put in your FF#, it gets you points and status but also promotes you up the boarding group order.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 14 Dec 2016
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If you fly out of JFK you can also access the better AA lounges. I also once did a multi-leg flight with AA, and goin gfirst/business was aonly $100 more and l reaped a hell of a lot more status credits.
Just take a photo of all you AA boarding passes, but generally AA is really quick in loading up your points and status credits.
Member since 09 May 2013
Total posts 345
Totally agree with Chris. My bookings with AA.com as always been via the Australian website, price is cheaper and no international transaction fees and very reliable. However, i always do a comparison on orbitz to see if any other major airline was more affordable (first).
Member since 06 Sep 2018
Total posts 1
I’m QFF Gold as well but for those flights I would forget about AA/oneworld altogether and book with Porter Airlines who in my experience are fantastic value. They fly to/from smaller airports but YTZ is so close to downtown Toronto (with free shuttles - insanely convenient), and EWR in NY/NJ and MDW in Chicago are also easier to get to the respective city centres than JFK/ORD. AA lounges are nothing special and I’d bet on Porter being a lot cheaper too.
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 14 Jun 2017
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Couple of things:
Member since 21 Mar 2011
Total posts 428
Make sure you get your US ESTA too.
Member since 21 Jul 2018
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Member since 12 Dec 2012
Total posts 290
If you are going to book directly with AA online, don't use AA's AU website. It has less options and charges more.
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