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@_sdizzle - all is not entirely lost if you are 'mid-trip', which is indicated by your post. You could consider joining the Emirates Skywards program for the return sector of your journey.
Use your QF Gold card to enter the EK lounge(s) and then ask the attendant to change your QF FF nbr on the booking to your new Emirates Skywards membership number. Although you won't be able to retroactively claim status credits / points for the already flown outwards sector (no status credits and the points already credited to QF FF), you will at least be able to claim the return sector(s) on EK into Skywards.
As a direct EK booking, you'll get more mileage points in Skywards than with QF (under an EK flight number) and will also attract EK status credits. It might not be an ideal solution, but is better than getting no status credits at all on this trip.
As has been stated correctly by others above,- to gain status credits in QF FF when flying EK, always book the QF codeshare flight number. You will then attract maximum mileage points and status credits in QF FF. Booking an EK flight number (via QF) sees no status credits awarded by QF and a reduced level of points.
- if booking via EK's website using an EK flight number, maximum status credits and mileage accrue when you are assigning your Skywards membership number. Using your QF FF membership number on a direct EK booking will not accrue status credits into the QF FF program either.If you are regularly travelling to Europe via DXB on EK metal for business, you may well be able to slectively amass status credits in both programs, which can be handy for short Skywards reward redemptions within Europe on EK. You still are able to use your QF Gold card for lounge access and may eventually reach Skywards Gold as well.
The other alternative to consider for future bookings if you are flying to Europe via the Middle East regularly, is to book Qatar instead of EK. As a oneworld member, largely all of the issues you have experienced with EK are removed when travelling with a oneworld carrier. You will gain QF FF status credits and mileage points with QF for all oneworld members pretty much automatically..
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