Does LX stock AF codeshare accrue miles with FB?

Old Jun 21, 17, 6:32 pm
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Does LX stock AF codeshare accrue miles with FB?

Flew CDG->GVA on full fare economy ticket (M) on 724xxxxxxxx stock.
Does it accrue miles on AF?
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Old Jun 21, 17, 6:55 pm
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IME plate does not matter as long as it is AF marketed.
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Old Jun 22, 17, 12:11 am
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Originally Posted by bodory View Post
IME plate does not matter as long as it is AF marketed.
Correct

Originally Posted by andre1970 View Post
Flew CDG->GVA on full fare economy ticket (M) on 724xxxxxxxx stock.
Does it accrue miles on AF?
Thanks!
You don't give us the most important information : were you booked under LX or AF code ?
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Old Jun 22, 17, 7:39 am
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Originally Posted by Goldorak View Post
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You don't give us the most important information : were you booked under LX or AF code ?
Apologies, 724 is meant Swiss stock (as opposed to 057 for AF)
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Old Jun 22, 17, 12:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Goldorak View Post
You don't give us the most important information : were you booked under LX or AF code ?
Originally Posted by andre1970 View Post
Apologies, 724 is meant Swiss stock (as opposed to 057 for AF)
No , I'll try to make it clearer : are your flights booked under AF or LX code ? e.g. AF1256 or LX7896 for instance.
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Originally Posted by Goldorak View Post
No , I'll try to make it clearer : are your flights booked under AF or LX code ? e.g. AF1256 or LX7896 for instance.
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Old Jun 22, 17, 10:19 pm
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Then no FB miles.
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Old Jun 22, 17, 11:53 pm
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Originally Posted by bodory View Post
Then no FB miles.
Thanks a lot guys. Much appreciated!
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Old Jun 23, 17, 6:36 am
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Originally Posted by bodory View Post
Then no FB miles.
Really? Are you sure? With Star Alliance, I was of the understanding that operating carrier was what determined mileage earnings etc. But the AF/LX tie up on the Geneva Paris route is somewhat unique, I believe.
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Originally Posted by Concerto View Post
Really? Are you sure? With Star Alliance, I was of the understanding that operating carrier was what determined mileage earnings etc. But the AF/LX tie up on the Geneva Paris route is somewhat unique, I believe.
Nothing unique about this route.

With FB, the operating carrier is of secondary importance.

The marketing carrier MUST be FB affiliated. In case the marketing carrier is neither FB nor FB partner, then no miles are accrued.

Where the operating carrier matters, is in case of code share flights for marketing carriers other than AF/KL.

In that case, the operating carrier must be Skyteam, bearing in mind that ALL AF/KL coded flights accrue miles irrespective of the operating carrier.

For example:

- AFXXXX operated by LX : mile accrual
- AZXXXX operated by LX: no mile accrual

There may be other subtleties, but this is the broad idea.
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Originally Posted by Concerto View Post
Really? Are you sure? With Star Alliance, I was of the understanding that operating carrier was what determined mileage earnings etc. But the AF/LX tie up on the Geneva Paris route is somewhat unique, I believe.
Hi Concerto,

What makes the CDG-GVA route - or GVA-CDG from your perspective - unique?
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Operated by a Skyteam airline and marketed by *A is not very common I believe? The other way around seems to be happening more often.
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I think Xandrios answered it. Air France and SWISS aren't exactly buddies, so it seems an unusual tie up. And it seems that you can earn M&M miles on it, which would appear to go against the way Star Alliance mileage collection works. Similar to the AF OS tie up on PAR-VIE, no?

Also, in past years SWISS was able to justify running its own service as n the route. But not any longer, it seems.
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Originally Posted by Concerto View Post
I think Xandrios answered it. Air France and SWISS aren't exactly buddies, so it seems an unusual tie up. And it seems that you can earn M&M miles on it, which would appear to go against the way Star Alliance mileage collection works. Similar to the AF OS tie up on PAR-VIE, no?
Go to a *A airline forum and you will see people complaining that they did not get miles on flights marketed by OS but operated by AF on CDG/VIE route.

Regarding FB miles, same as for GVA:

- AF marketed (AF or OS operated): FB miles

- OS marketed (AF or OS operated): no FB miles
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Originally Posted by carnarvon View Post
Go to a *A airline forum and you will see people complaining that they did not get miles on flights marketed by OS but operated by AF on CDG/VIE route.

Regarding FB miles, same as for GVA:

- AF marketed (AF or OS operated): FB miles

- OS marketed (AF or OS operated): no FB miles
I had indeed this unfortunate experience many years ago. Flying CDG-VIE on OS-marketed / AF-operated and got no miles on my UA card (if I would have been a M&M member, I would have earned the miles). Similar rules with FB.
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