Qantas status credits on BA flights in Europe

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matsuuras

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Member since 08 Apr 2013

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I am flying on QF1/QF2 (SYD-LHR-SYD via Dubai economy class Q) and BA LHR-BUD, Kiev-LHR. I checked the earning status and it would be 120 points for Qantas flight. Trying to figure out how many status credit on Qantas FFP I could earn for LHR-Budapest (economy S) and Kiev-LHR (economy Q). Is there website showing BA-QF status credit converters etc.? No idea how avios and tier points are calculated.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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matsuuras, calculate the distance in miles for LHR/BUD and KBP/LHR. Then, using the miles/status credits table, identify the number of status credits for those sectors.

Google "miles calculations" to find a website that allows you to calculate the number of miles for any given sector.

Then Google "Qantas Status Credits" to find the Qantas webpage that details the miles/status credit table.

BA S and Q inventory is deemed Discount Economy for the purposes of earning Status Credits.

KG

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Member since 10 May 2011

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There is no converter or easy calculator. The only way to check is go to the Qantas website > FFlyer > Earning Points > Airline partners and click BA. You can see an "earn status credits" link on that page which shows you the amount of SC earned per distance. Use any website to determine the distance between city pairs (great circle mapper is good) and voila, you know how many SC will be added to your account after taking the flight. Booking class is not of inlfuence for SC earn rate, only for mileage earning (which is very poor on BA European flights)

KG

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Correction, you do earn less SC in discount economy

PeterLoh

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Member since 25 May 2012

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If you have a Google account, you can make a copy (which will allow you to edit it) of my spreadsheet which calculates this information.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AhgjxMBHS5y6dDg3VHVVdjY3Z1V4VnowQjJEeWJ1VVE&usp=sharing

Just enter the origin airport code, destination airport code (although this can be derived from the origin code on the next line), FFP, carrier code and fare code.

PeterLoh

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Member since 25 May 2012

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Note that the points values are based on QF Platinum and VA Gold.

I need make it more flexible to allow any status level to get a more accurate points value.

MikeM

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Member since 18 Oct 2012

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Hey mate, if your chasing extra credit points here is a hint.

BA often offers upgrades to the Club Europe cabin when you go to check in on line. The upgrade cost is normally pretty low and the SC return is high. 

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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Good point michael!

If you decide to upgrade, try to fly in the afternoon between 2-5pm.

BA does such a lovely afternoon tea service in Club Europe for flights at that time. It's just delightful with finger sandwiches, scones with Devonshire cream and a really good spicy fruit cake, washed down with an excellent strong tea. Almost as good as the Fortnum's afternoon tea service!

moa999

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Member since 02 Jul 2011

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Even easier than Peter's spreadsheet.

Use Mileage Monkey - google it.

Type the routing into oneworld explorer validator, tick ignore errors, voila

matsuuras

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Member since 08 Apr 2013

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Thank you everyone, this was my first ever question in this forum and I am so overwhlemed with these nice and practical responses!

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