Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 22 Jan 2015
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Is it just me (perhaps it’s just because it’s a mainland China airline thing), or is the implementation of thr QF/MU reciprocal benefits very poor?
Member since 16 Jan 2018
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I have often used MU in mainland China and never had any issues getting into the lounge or use their members check in service.
Yeah we just had lots of trouble getting status recognition in Kunming. Being a Mandarin speaker and showing them the exact Chinese web page didn’t seem to make a difference. They ended up having to call the head office in Shanghai and even then they were still confused. In the end they just gave up and let us in, 20mins before boarding.
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
Fairly common on non-alliance codeshares and partnerships unfortunately, so a much bigger issue with Virgin Aus.
Member since 07 Feb 2015
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Member since 24 Apr 2012
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Flew China Eastern the other week and can confirm that QFF status appears on the boarding pass, but as a single letter ('C' means Qantas Club, for example). Having said that, Qantas does encourage travellers to keep their actual QFF card with them, if needed.
The C they confirmed means “regular traveller” when I was in Beijing and also Kunming, they have to manually update to S/G/P at check-in it seems.
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