Aug 14, 12, 3:29 am
I have a DJ Silver card and I reckon I can qualify for DJ Gold with one or two EY itineraries from DUB to BNE. Can I claim DJ points while enjoying the benefits of my EY Gold card? I was status matched to EY Gold recently.
Aug 14, 12, 4:35 am
I think you mean DBX to BNE. But correct me if I'm wrong.
Aug 15, 12, 1:31 am
I think you mean DBX
I think you meant DXB.
DXB = Dubai
DUB = Dublin
DBX - not assigned to any airport
Aug 17, 12, 1:14 am
Seeing as no-one has answered the original question, I guess that no-one has direct experience of earning on one card while enjoying the benefits of another in this particular combination.
In some cases, airlines will allow this, while others are not so keen on the idea.
Some airlines have two fields in the PNR for frequent traveller info - an "FQTV" and an "FQTS" field - the FQTV being the account which miles are sent to, the FQTS being the account that is used for status benefits - normally these are the same, but the fact that two fields are provided (and I am in no way certain that ALL airlines provide two such fields, let alone whether Etihad and/or Virgin Australia do). Not everyone is familiar with this, and you may struggle to find an agent that can set these fields correctly (if they even exist with Etihad/DJ, I don't know). It seems to be most common with Star Alliance carriers - you can see some discussions about this in these threads, for example
(Don't post in any of these following thread to ask about your case - it would be inappropriate)
Air NZ: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/air-new-zealand-air-points/646492-fqtv-fqts.html
In your case, I would not worry about the FQTV and FQTS fields. I would just use the number of the program you wish to earn on in your reservation (as a passenger/user, you will not be able to check, let alone edit, separate FQTV/FQTS fields, so this means when you put in your number, it will be filled in both fields). If you have any reason to talk to an agent as regards your booking, you may want to enquire, and if they seem to know about FQTV/FQTS and understand the question you are asking, then perhaps you could ask them to list the number of the program you wish to use status from in the FQTS field. Beware, though, that there is always a risk that this may be done incorrectly, and that the miles will be earned there.
So safer to stick with the correct number for earning. Try and get into the lounge on the basis or to obtain the extra luggage allowances (etc) on the basis of your "status" card. If the person you are dealing with objects to this, and states that this number/program is different to the one on your card, then ask if it is not allowed to earn on one while taking status from another. If it is not, and you really want to have the status benefts, etc, then you may have to swap your numbers around and just accept that you will have to earn in EY rather than in DJ (You will NOT be able to have the miles/points/credits transferred back to your DJ account after they have been posted to your EY account - so when you make the decision where to post, it's final).
And let me re-iterate once more - even if you find an agent who knows about FQTV and FQTS and says they have done it correctly, there is always a chance that they have done it incorrectly and that the points will end up in the "wrong" program. By the time you find out, though, it will be too late to do anything about it.
Aug 17, 12, 2:08 am
Thanks for that answer. I guess that is the pragmatic approach, put down the number I want to earn on and know that I may not be able to enjoy status benefits from the other card.