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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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OneWorld is simply an alliance between a number of airlines. They do not sell or issue tickets, and they do not make changes to tickets. In the situation you describe, they are simply acting as an intermediate between the various parties, but it's the airlines involved that actually need to do the work. Your ticket is issued by Qatar, which means that any ...


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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 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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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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No, in the specific case of AAdvantage Terms and Conditions as jpatokal has already noted, but also, no in general. Accrual of points in multiple programs is expressly prohibited by most programs in the T&C, not just airlines but for frequent dining programs (you can have multiple credit cards for one program, but a max of one program per credit card) ...


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No, you're not allowed to do that, and neither is it (usually) possible in practice. AAdvantage T&C: Mileage credit cannot be earned for the same flight, hotel stay, or car rental in more than one of the following programs: the AAdvantage program or any other loyalty program in which American Airlines participates. If the airlines are in the ...


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Based on advice from FlyerTalk, which suggested AA then CX then BA, I decided to try out the first two. (I know the BA ones from T5). It's a tough job, but those showers won't review themselves... The short answer - AA, by a nose The American Airlines lounges showers seem to be located between the two lounges, and I think everyone can have access. (Those ...


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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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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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Code share flight have two numbers, one for each airlines. So if XX airlines has a codeshare agreement with ZZ airlines the shared flights will have two number (still, it's one flight) XX123 and ZZ123. Now if you booked the flight with the same airlines as your loyalty program, you will earn the points just as you usually do. If you booked with the other ...


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Do you have a track record with BA flights, that were previously credited to your AA account? If so contact BA about switching alligiences while keeping your current status. Show them your past history and give them your anticipated travels (on BA) for the coming year. Airlines do bring in "new" members at status if they look like frequent travelers. ...


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Oneworld doesn't provide a public contact, and even if they did, this is nothing to do with them. I am afraid you are talking with someone at Qatar who is either completely clueless or being deliberately obstructive. If you have flown any part of the ticket, then control of the ticket can pass to the next airline on the ticket. Some airlines (AA, BA, CX, ...


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Simple: since you have qualified for Gold this year, you will drop back to Gold. And yes, many airlines will "status match" top-tier flyers in other airline programs, just figure out which ones would be good for your flying patterns and Google. This may or may not require meeting a "challenge" to fly a certain amount with the new airline though, and you ...


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Yes, it's possible, but it depends on the benefit and your willingness to wait in line. For example, no airline is going to award you bonus miles based on your elite status in a different airline's program. But for other services, you can game the system a bit if you are willing to wait in line to have your reservation switched from one number to another. ...


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The Royal Jordanian Royal Plus partner airlines earning calculator looks to suffer the problem that most airline calculators do, which is they fail to update it often enough with the possible airports that their partners fly to Frankfurt is on their list for Cathay Pacific, and is a similar distance. Zurich-Hong Kong is 5776 miles / 9296 km, while ...


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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 across 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 passes ...


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You could stay a lot of nights at one of any number of hotels and/or rent cars similarly. For credit cards, your only option that I can find is the RBC British Airways Visa Infinite which has points that can be redeemed for flights on oneworld airlines. Alternatively you could use an American Express to generate points and then purchase the flight through ...


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While in general there are airline agreements that would allow you to check your bags through to the final destination, none of these applies when you are flying into the USA and then connecting onto an internal flight. The American law stipulates that you must claim your bags in your first point of landing in the USA and then re-check them on the internal ...


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After searching through my previous email contact with the service hotline, the numbers are: topbonus Platinum Hotline DE: +49 30 221 511 51 / Fax +49 30 221 511 52 topbonus Platinum Hotline AT: +43 1 928 00 99/ Fax +43 1 928 00 98 topbonus Platinum Hotline CH: +41 44 583 0 677 / Fax +41 44 583 0 678 (The number works on 8th April 2016, might not work if ...


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If you are buying all your flights together in one single transaction, then yes your baggage will be checkled through. You will not need to collect your luggage in Heathrow. You should recieve all your boarding passes at the check in desk in LYS but even if you do not, you can collect your Malaysian Airlines boarding pass once you get to Terminal 4. Simply ...


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Yes, it is possible but it is at the discretion of the airline you want to obtain status from. They usually do this one per lifetime of the account, meaning you can possibly get BA to match your status from AA for one year but then if you lose the BA status, you cannot ask to match again. This is called Status Match. Some people report their success or ...


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Could you give a few more details on which ticket you have? I am guessing it is the one world explorer, but I cannot be sure. According to the inter-airline documents on the One World Explorer ticket the airlines are allowed to change your itinerary dates without fee. Changing stops would have a $125 USD fee. If they are offering to change stops for free, ...


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As others have said, you are not entitled to the upgrade, but will be fairly high on the list if operational upgrades are being done (coach is oversold and BA is moving people forward). Note that you can also upgrade a BA flight using AA miles if the BA flight is booked in an eligible fare basis. On a BA flight with premium economy, the upgrade from ...


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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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