Is CDG-BSL with AF considered domestic?

Old Jul 21, 2022, 8:48 pm
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Is CDG-BSL with AF considered domestic?

Is CDG-BSL considered a domestic flight? I'm planning an XP run and found a pretty good routing that also times well with my business trip later this year with AF, while it's slightly more expensive with KLM. On wikipedia, it says that flights with the destination to BSL make it the Swiss code, but the airport is in France, being closer to Saint-Louis than Basel.
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Old Jul 21, 2022, 9:34 pm
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Originally Posted by physicsdude
Is CDG-BSL considered a domestic flight? I'm planning an XP run and found a pretty good routing that also times well with my business trip later this year with AF, while it's slightly more expensive with KLM. On wikipedia, it says that flights with the destination to BSL make it the Swiss code, but the airport is in France, being closer to Saint-Louis than Basel.
no, it is considered international so 15xp (in J).
it has been discussed in the mileage run thread where you can find many opportunities.
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Old Jul 21, 2022, 10:37 pm
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Originally Posted by physicsdude
Is CDG-BSL considered a domestic flight? I'm planning an XP run and found a pretty good routing that also times well with my business trip later this year with AF, while it's slightly more expensive with KLM. On wikipedia, it says that flights with the destination to BSL make it the Swiss code, but the airport is in France, being closer to Saint-Louis than Basel.
It's International for XP accrual, but domestic for service.
Thus, in C class, you will get 15XP, but no meal - just drinks (including wine/champagne) and snacks (nuts and chocolate).
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Old Jul 22, 2022, 1:34 am
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There was that very period when flights were sold as cdg-bsl and pry-mlh whilst going to the same airport! I think the ory flights have stopped now.
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Old Jul 22, 2022, 7:01 am
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Originally Posted by Andy82
It's International for XP accrual, but domestic for service.
Thus, in C class, you will get 15XP, but no meal - just drinks (including wine/champagne) and snacks (nuts and chocolate).
Appreciate this. Doesn't really matter for me at least because at least Euro J provides snacks on short hops, unlike US "First class."
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Old Jul 22, 2022, 7:04 am
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Originally Posted by canadavid
no, it is considered international so 15xp (in J).
it has been discussed in the mileage run thread where you can find many opportunities.
I looked there and couldn't find anything about this. Also, re-read my original post and you'll see that this is already a decent mileage run that fits my schedule.
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