EXP better off booking as AA or QR?

Old Jan 24, 23, 11:50 am
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EXP better off booking as AA or QR?

Hello - I'm a bit confused. I know as AA I earn $ x 11.
However, if I book as QR it says I earn 100% plus 50% bonus for I/R class and 100% plus 150% for A class. The part I don't get is the 120% status bonus.
Here is the itinerary:
1 QR 708I IADDOH
2 QR1305A DOHCAI
3 QR 1302A CAIDOH
4 QR 709R DOHIAD

Does this mean for the I/R class sectors I earn 270% of the base miles IAD-DOH 6912 and between DOH-CAI 370% of the base miles of 1276?
so...
6912 x 270% = 18662 x 2 IAD-DOH = 37324
+
1276 x 370% = 4721 x 2 DOH-CAI = 9442
TOTAL EARNED BOOKING QR = 46,766

Thanks.
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Old Jan 24, 23, 11:55 am
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Originally Posted by chuck1 View Post
Hello - I'm a bit confused. I know as AA I earn $ x 11.
However, if I book as QR it says I earn 100% plus 50% bonus for I/R class and 100% plus 150% for A class. The part I don't get is the 120% status bonus.
Here is the itinerary:
1 QR 708I IADDOH
2 QR1305A DOHCAI
3 QR 1302A CAIDOH
4 QR 709R DOHIAD

Does this mean for the I/R class sectors I earn 270% of the base miles IAD-DOH 6912 and between DOH-CAI 370% of the base miles of 1276?
so...
6912 x 270% = 18662 x 2 IAD-DOH = 37324
+
1276 x 370% = 4721 x 2 DOH-CAI = 9442
TOTAL EARNED BOOKING QR = 46,766

Thanks.
Your calcs are correct. Whether it's better to book as AA or QR flights depdends on how much the fare is.
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Old Jan 24, 23, 4:55 pm
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I usually use lpcalculator.com to compare the difference between booking an AA flight number or other codeshare.
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Old Jan 24, 23, 6:49 pm
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Thanks. AA fare x 11 is almost the same.
In the event we don't go, both AA and QR are non-refundable.
I'd prefer to have AA credit.
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Old Jan 25, 23, 9:04 am
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Originally Posted by chuck1 View Post
Thanks. AA fare x 11 is almost the same.
In the event we don't go, both AA and QR are non-refundable.
I'd prefer to have AA credit.
Also, ​​AA's customer service will be 1,000X easier to work with than QR's.
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