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First, to clear what do they mean by rafts, we have three different things here: Slides: Slide are embedded in airplane doors (main doors), and are used to slide out of airplanes in case of emergencies. Slide/Rafts: They are slides as above, in addition to that they are capable of floating is case of over water emergencies (ditching). It can be separated ...


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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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I suspect this is a result of Jet streams. This is most commonly observed by different flight times between the same cities. It generally takes longer (25% or so) to fly from Europe to the U.S. than from the U.S. to Europe. This is because the high-altitude jet streams across the Atlantic blow from west to east, providing a boost in one direction, and 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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Assuming you accrued their 'Asia Miles' for the flight, you can log in and have a look at that. When you click the 'compare fare types' link, 'mileage accrual' will be shown in Fare Types section, indicating the specific fare class code. Failing that, the code may be on your ticket. If it's Fare classes W, R and T on Qantas Airways earn 110% ...


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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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It's against the T&Cs on two points. First, transfers are allowed only to family members, and second, they can only be transferred as gifts, not in exchange for money: 11.3 Members must not require or receive any consideration (in the form of a payment or otherwise) for any transfer to an Eligible Family Member. While you're unlikely to get ...


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You can (officially) only transfer points to a family member. Family members are defined on their website as : Husband/Wife Parent/Step-parent Domestic Partner/De Facto Child, including foster & step-child Brother/Sister Half Brother/Sister Grandparent Grandchild Son/Daughter-in-law Brother/Sister-in-law Father/Mother-in-law Uncle/Aunt Nephew/Niece ...


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I will add some points to the reasons MeNoTalk already mentioned. As I already mentioned in the commentary, people dying from a crash alone is a myth. A human properly secured can withstand enormous g-forces retaining full health, typical values are 20 g for less than 10 seconds, 10 g for 1 minute, and 6 g for 10 minutes. Civil planes have a typical ...


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As I noted in another thread about pooling frequent flyer miles, Qantas does not allow you to accrue to a shared account, but does allow you to transfer miles between family member accounts. Family Transfers Family transfers enable you to transfer a portion of your points to an eligible family member, who is also a Frequent Flyer member, up to four ...


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Officially Qantas allow bookings up to 353 days in advance, although if you're booking through a 3rd party that can sometimes be reduced down to 330 days which is more of an industry standard. The exact number of days (or at least, your perception of it!) can also vary slightly depending on timezones - Sydney is 10 or 11 hours ahead of the UK, thus it can ...



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