Old Sep 10, 17, 2:58 am
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jimmielin
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Programs: AA PLT, FB Gold, DL Gold
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Originally Posted by craigthemif View Post
The airline that provides the status is responsible for paying for some of the benefits. Lounge for sure, not sure about luggage, seat selection etc.

And no matter how many people have give-away AB status, it is still a drop in the ocean for the major Oneworld airlines because the gamers, almost by definition, aren't travelling enough to earn status the usual way.
In oneworld, it's the operating carrier who pays for the lounge access regardless of which FFP you are using. This is in contrast to *A.
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