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Direct contact for oneworld

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 ...
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Can you earn miles with different airlines for the same one flight, if they are part of the same loyalty program?

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 ...
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Can you earn miles with different airlines for the same one flight, if they are part of the same loyalty program?

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 ...
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Best OneWorld lounge for a shower at London Heathrow Terminal 3 (LHR)?

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... ...
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Can I switch OneWorld airline loyalty schemes and retain my benefits?

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 ...
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Do any Oneworld loyalty programs allow retrospective miles/points claims for a non-member at time of travel?

Depends how far back, but members of Australian Frequent Flyer group claim that Qantas, a member of OneWorld, allow you to claim for flights up to 30 days before joining. This is backed up on an ...
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Direct contact for oneworld

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 ...
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Frequent Flyer (Downgrading)

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 ...
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Can I switch OneWorld airline loyalty schemes and retain my benefits?

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 ...
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Can I use American Airlines miles to buy a British Airways ticket?

You can use American Airlines AAdvantage miles to buy tickets on a British Airways flight through American Airlines. The flight has to be listed as an available flight for miles redemption. Not all ...
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Direct contact for oneworld

Having had the OneWorld RTW ticket a few years back, I can confirm that you must go to the original airline to make any changes. OneWorld is not an airline but an agreement between airlines and so ...
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Can my luggage be transferred from my return flight on British Airways to Qatar Airways, while I have two separate tickets?

Probably. This requires what is called "interlining". As of now, Qatar Airways does allow interlining with British Airways. However, it is really up to the check-in agent, who may be following ...
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Book a JAL flight, marketed by AA: mileage earnings on Alaska?

We can say for certain you do not qualify for the JAL/Alaska rate on a JAL-operated, AA-marketed flight. As stated on the very page you link (emphasis added), Flights must fall within the eligible ...
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Which airline do I check in with on codeshare flights?

You always check in with the operating carrier of the first flight. In your case, that would be British Airways. This is true both for online check-in, as well as at the airport/baggage drop/etc. ...
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How to earn Qatar airways air miles without actually flying

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 ...
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How can I find out how many Miles I will receive on Royal Plus?

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 ...
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Where do I enter my British Airways executive club number when I'm booking American Airlines?

Select "British Airways" under the "Program" dropdown, and input your British Airways Executive Club number into the "Frequent Flier Number" field.
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Can air miles be applied retroactively when registering a OneWorld (BA) account?

From BA: If you find you’re missing some Avios or Tier Points on your account you can claim them back within six months of your flight. New members can even claim Avios and Tier Points for any ...
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Airberlin Platinum Service hotline

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 ...
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Flying from Lyon to Kuala Lumpur, do I need to recheck-in at London Heathrow transit?

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 ...
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Checking bags through on separate OneWorld bookings?

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 ...
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Which airline do I check in with on codeshare flights?

Always check in with the airline operating the initial flight in your itinerary. In this case, you'll check in with British Airways for your outbound flights, and with JAL for your inbound flights. ...
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Can I use American Airlines miles to buy a British Airways ticket?

You can use your American Airlines miles to fly on a British Airways flight. Just go to search for the flight you want on American's web site or mobile app. It will show both American and alliance ...
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Can I use Qantas Frequent Flier points to book flights with British Airways?

Yes, you can use Qantas points to book reward tickets on partner airlines, British Airways among them. The BA partnership offers both Classic Flight Rewards, where you use points to cover the entire ...
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What airline/airline alliance for frequent travel between KTM and various airports in the US

Would it be more beneficial to park all of my points in QA or AA? Unless you are earning a lot of points, it is usually better to put your points in one basket, particularly in the same alliance. ...
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Baggage interlining between BA And Qantas

As BA and Qantas have an interlining agreement, this is entirely up to the good will of the BA check in desk at London, as your travel is in two separate legs with separate tickets. There is no way ...
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Do any Oneworld loyalty programs allow retrospective miles/points claims for a non-member at time of travel?

How about American Airlines? https://www.aa.com/i18nForward.do?locale=en_GB&p=/AAdvantage/requestingMiles.jsp Or Iberia? https://www.iberia.com/gb/iberiaplus/not-shown-avios/ I would not ...
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Direct contact for oneworld

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 ...
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Am I entitled to a free premium economy upgrade on BA with AA Exec Platinum status?

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 ...
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