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Purchase reward flight with Airpoints, but add Star Gold number for status benefits?

Purchase reward flight with Airpoints, but add Star Gold number for status benefits?

Old Feb 13, 19, 4:17 pm
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Purchase reward flight with Airpoints, but add Star Gold number for status benefits?

Is it possible to purchase a flight on NZ with Airpoints, but add my Aegean *G number for status benefits (baggage allowance, lounge, etc.)?

I seem to remember reading that this used to be possible, but NZ closed it down so that if you redeem Airpoints for a flight, the Airpoints number must stay on the PNR as the sole FFP number.
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Old Feb 13, 19, 4:25 pm
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You haven't been able to change the FQTV/FQTS on an award booking for a number of years due to an exploit that existed with cross crediting
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This is very different to the recent (12 months or so) where there have been issues changing FQTV/FQTS on paid tickets.
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Old Feb 13, 19, 10:57 pm
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We paid for a VA flight with APD and VA wanted to put my VA number in for status benefits for seating. I didn't care as we weren't earning anything. Couple years ago now. Slightly different in being VA metal.
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Old Feb 14, 19, 8:35 am
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Originally Posted by sbiddle View Post
You haven't been able to change the FQTV/FQTS on an award booking for a number of years due to an exploit that existed with cross crediting
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This is very different to the recent (12 months or so) where there have been issues changing FQTV/FQTS on paid tickets.
Thanks sbiddle. I thought that was the case.
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Old Feb 16, 19, 2:19 am
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I recently flew AKL-WRE booked with airpoints by my father in law: I could add my TK*G number to the booking, while my wife (with the same surname as my FIL) couldn't add her A3*G number.

I'm sure my number was in there because at the regional lounge my BP scanned green, while that of my wife scanned red.
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Old Feb 19, 19, 5:18 am
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I flew AKL-ZQN return in Oct of last year, paid for exclusively with airpoints for both pax. Neither NZ call center nor website allowed me to change the FF number from airpoints to OZ*G, though the lounge staff at Auckland managed to do it for me and on the return flight the OZ number was showing during online checkin, so guess it stuck after the lounge agent edited it.

So to answer your question, yup seems possible but youíll need the agentís help.
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Old Feb 19, 19, 5:22 am
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Originally Posted by cuzzybro View Post
I flew AKL-ZQN return in Oct of last year, paid for exclusively with airpoints for both pax. Neither NZ call center nor website allowed me to change the FF number from airpoints to OZ*G, though the lounge staff at Auckland managed to do it for me and on the return flight the OZ number was showing during online checkin, so guess it stuck after the lounge agent edited it.

So to answer your question, yup seems possible but youíll need the agentís help.
Seems to be a running theme that lounge agents have a little more power with these things. Question is whether they're technically allowed to or if they are bending the rules to keep pax happy when they're face-to-face with them. And also whether there's any consistency with this.

For now, I've ended up just paying for the flight and loading my *G card in at booking. It was a ridiculously cheap flight anyway (no miles earn, but on this trip the luggage allowance is more important).
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