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No, you don't! From the terms and conditions of American Airlines AAdvantage program: You may accrue mileage only for purchased, eligible, published-fare tickets on qualifying routes used in accordance with all applicable conditions of carriage, tariffs, rules and terms of ticketing and travel. AAdvantage mileage accrual eligibility on airline ...


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One thing to be aware of is that there isn't a OneWorld frequent traveller program, instead each airline in the alliance runs their own one. There are equivalences between the levels of the programs, see this for details. When flying on any OneWorld carrier, you can earn miles on the frequent traveller program of any others. (However, if flying on a very ...


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The answer really depends on the rules of your "native" program, which may allow for accrual whenever flights are booked using the code of a particular partner. Even within the same alliance, however, the rules will vary widely by carrier; in one program you may earn 100% for a certain fare class than only earns 50% in another program. Whether or not a ...


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The key in Star Alliance is "operated by". For example, at one time SAA was not in *A. Lufthansa operated some flights from Europe to JNB, and code-shared others on SAA. As an Air Canada Aeroplan collector, I would get *A miles if I flew on an LH plane, and not if I flew on an SAA plane. This is kind of moot now that SAA joined *A, but the point still holds ...


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Most airlines vary the number of frequent flyer points/miles you collect depending on the "fare class" of the ticket you purchase. Higher fare classes such as First Class, Business Class and sometimes "full fare" Economy will earn you more, whilst cheaper fare classes such as "discount economy" will earn you less. In the case of BA, they have pages on their ...


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As already mentioned, the answer depends on your travel patterns. In my case I did some calculations and I decided it doesn't make particular sense for me - I can save much more by choosing the cheapest airline (often one of the cheap ones) than getting the benefits from loyalty programmes. I think these loyalty programmes were designed for people who ...


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Any time this type of issue has happened for me (with BA, BMI Star Alliance, and one of the US airlines) I just call and tell them the website can't cope. Every time I have had a useful help person who did whatever was needed to make it happen. Sometimes you just need to get a human to make it happen.


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No. I think in a previous thread you mentioned that you had EXP status, which is a One World Emerald tier. 1W's published alliance-wide Emerald privileges include priority check-in, preferred boarding and seating, priority standby/waitlisting, and lounge access— but not free upgrades. To get into Premium Economy, you'll most likely need to pay for it, ...


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Well I a agree with the answer of @Grzenio in most cases. But there is a case, when choosing an airline alliance can be worth it. I had a friend who had to fly almost every week end / every other week end from Paris to London and vice versa because his parents are separated. By being a FlyBlue member (Sky team) he often got upgraded (not only on the Paris ...


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According to British Airways' website, World Traveller Plus falls under fare class T / W / E. On Cathay Pacific's oneworld benefits page, it states that you'll earn: Fare classes T, W and E on British Airways earn 110% mileage/sector accrual.


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There are benefits that you can get accross the OneWorld network. Things like early boarding, things like free checked luggage, etc... The only way to get those benefits would be to accumulate at least 25,000 (more likely - for more benefits - would be 50,000+) miles in a single calendar year. So, to do that you would have to get all of those boarding ...


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Earlier this year, Cathay Pacific launched their own Premium Economy Class on selected routes. As part of this, they've updated their mileage table to list premium economy too. As Ankur had previously spotted tucked away, but now in plain view: Premium Economy Class W, R You can earn Club miles: 110% of actual miles flown You can earn Club sectors: 1.1 ...



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