Earning QF Status credits between Heathrow and New York

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highflyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Apr 2012

Total posts 178

Is there any carrier that i can fly between Heathrow and NY in the oneworld alliance that will earn me QF Status credits? not just FF points?

dragonfly

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 24 Apr 2013

Total posts 36

Hi Highflyer, not sure if this is a trick question, as I would have thought the answer was straight forward. Let me know if I didn't understand correctly. QF status credits are earned on all 1W flights booked on eligible classes. (http://www.qantas.com.au/fflyer/dyn/program/terms#jump25)
All 1W flights between LHR and NYC are either AA or BA metal and, as long as you booked in an eligible class, you would earn QF FF points & status credits. 

moa999

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

Total posts 835

umm.. BA, AA are both oneworld airlines

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

Dear highflyer, to answer your question directly, flights on all oneworld carriers that are mileage accruable will earn you Qantas status credits. So that's AA and BA primarily on the direct LHR/JFK sector. BA also flies to EWR from LHR. They key when booking with either airline is to make sure the flights that you're getting are in a booking inventory that is mileage accruable. For information on mileage accruable inventory, refer to the Qantas website under the earning points section. Look for the partner airlines page and scroll down to the table that list the AA and BA booking inventories.

highflyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Apr 2012

Total posts 178

Thanks Guys, i think i got confused when i read the following on the QF Website:

  • For travel from 31 March 2013, members will no longer earn a Status bonus when travelling on British Airways fares and flights (with a BA flight number).

I neglected to read a few lines up where it says: "Status credits are earned on all eligible booking classes."

This doesn't apply to Emirates flights though does it?  I tried booking a flight from Dubai to Amsterdam, and only Emirates EK flight numbers would show, no QF Codeshare, so assume only FF Points, and no Status credits?

Waynec

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Aug 2012

Total posts 88

Highflyer, the status bonus issue applies only to the additional points you will earn as a Silver Gold or Platinum member when you fly with QF and a number of airlines (QF,JQ and AA). BA was axed from the list after the JSA ended on 30 Mar.

It certainly doesn't affect the SC earnings as all eligible OW flights earns you SCs. Hope this helps.

dragonfly

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 24 Apr 2013

Total posts 36

That is correct: status credits are only earned on EK metal flights when booked through Qantas as a QF codeshare; as EK is not part of 1W. 

highflyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Apr 2012

Total posts 178

Thanks Guys!  As you can tell i dont normally travel to that side of the world!  Now it's just the decision of Whether to try out AA new 777-300ER, or a BA 747-400... (in J Class) :P

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

I would try the new AA product...I will in September! Generally I find food on AA a lot better. But with BA, you have the option of increased frequency and consistency of product. AA only operates 1 flight a day from LHR to JFK on the new 777-300ER. There are 2 more flights from LHR where AA operates the 777-300ER, LAX and DFW. But it's not worth your while to back track, unless you're on a mileage run!

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