Earning Krisflyer miles on SAS codeshare

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oneill

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 27 Feb 2016

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Does anyone have any idea on how Krisflyer miles are accrued if booked through SAS. I got flights on the 2019 SAS sale flying SQ metal to europe via CPH. From everything i can tell online, it looks like these should accrue the full Krisflyer miles rewards. But I don't really understand the complexities of flying on SQ metal, but booked under a SAS codeshare.

Any tips/experience?

djtech

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Sep 2018

Total posts 319

In this case you would earn KrisFlyer miles based on the SAS rate.

mspcooper

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 09 May 2013

Total posts 320

CPH is a great airport to navigate. It can be a mayhem at passport control depending on what time you arrive. SAS aircrafts on short haul is an absolute joke. The only saving grace is that you most likely would fly all the way from australia to CPH on SQ metal. Last year i flew to AMS on a SAS ticket for under $5000. The CPH-AMS flight was a little bit scary, but it worked.

Enjoy the SQ service and forget about the rest.

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,056

Originally Posted by djtech

In this case you would earn KrisFlyer miles based on the SAS rate.

Actually, Star Alliance is different to most others when it comes to codeshares, in that miles earned on codeshare flights reflect the operating carrier, not the marketing (codeshare) carrier. Because some airlines use different fare letters for the same thing, there's an internal mapping process where each of Airline A's fare letters are akin to each of Airline B's fare letters, and miles are then earned based on how the operating carrier (e.g. Airline B) categorises the fare type purchased (from Airline A).

From the KrisFlyer earning tables, "mileage accrual eligibility and levels on codeshare flights are determined by the operating carrier."

oneill

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 27 Feb 2016

Total posts 10

Originally Posted by Chris Chamberlin

Originally Posted by djtech

In this case you would earn KrisFlyer miles based on the SAS rate.

Actually, Star Alliance is different to most others when it comes to codeshares, in that miles earned on codeshare flights reflect the operating carrier, not the marketing (codeshare) carrier. Because some airlines use different fare letters for the same thing, there's an internal mapping process where each of Airline A's fare letters are akin to each of Airline B's fare letters, and miles are then earned based on how the operating carrier (e.g. Airline B) categorises the fare type purchased (from Airline A).

From the KrisFlyer earning tables, "mileage accrual eligibility and levels on codeshare flights are determined by the operating carrier."
Thanks Chris & others. Much appreciated.

Looks like the booked into Z - flexi business on Singapore, so that's a bonus!



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