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layz Aug 29, 13 2:34 pm


Originally Posted by our_kid (Post 21357912)
I wonder if my existing Q miles can be imported into BAEC at some point in the future

I don't think any oneworld programme allows direct transfers of miles between partners (some have ways of doing it that are inefficient such as going via a hotel scheme).

Only way I suspect that'd be possible is if QR took a large stake in IAG and QR decided to rename their miles as Avios.

Wozza2404 Aug 29, 13 2:47 pm

I'm certainly not expecting my little orphan QR miles to be able to be transferred to BAEC.

Hopefully I can use them for a short haul BA redemption.

irishguy28 Aug 29, 13 3:08 pm


Originally Posted by themapelligroup (Post 21357544)
I don't think they'll come up with a "double avios on all QR flights who joined oneworld two months ago but we didn't want to make you a Christmas present" promotion

And likewise, I don't think a potential BA double Avios promotion clashing with Christmas will have any bearing on QR's date of entry!

themapelligroup Aug 29, 13 3:23 pm


Originally Posted by irishguy28 (Post 21358729)
And likewise, I don't think a potential BA double Avios promotion clashing with Christmas will have any bearing on QR's date of entry!

This promotion is not BA exclusive but extended to all oneworld members. QR will give double miles for every journey its members will make on any alliance partner for the two months following the joining.
Since an official announcement hasn't been made yet I think it's useless to argue whether or not they have to join on a particular day. I have a flight with QR on December 26 and I really hope it's still under the promotion period, but up to now October 1st seems to be the most likely date.

irishguy28 Aug 29, 13 3:28 pm

Ahhh...I didn't realise the offer applied for all oneworld programmes....thanks.

It might have a bearing then, indeed.

themapelligroup Aug 29, 13 3:41 pm


Originally Posted by irishguy28 (Post 21358825)
Ahhh...I didn't realise the offer applied for all oneworld programmes....thanks.

It might have a bearing then, indeed.

Last year Malaysia Airlines was ready to join in December but the joining date moved to late January officially for "difficulties of having all the CEOs in that period".

Two months later only CX, MH and QF's CEOs were present. Epic fail IMO.

clarkeysntfc Aug 30, 13 6:57 am

Being able to spend Avios on QR will give a nice additional option going east. Hopefully their reward availability on the kangaroo route will be decent.

irishguy28 Aug 30, 13 7:05 am

And hopefully QR start SYD next year! As Qatar negotiated an open skies agreement with New Zealand earlier this year, they may perhaps serve AKL via SYD...

Wozza2404 Aug 30, 13 8:16 am

If the join date does turn out to be 1st Oct, will that be the earliest day I can book a BA codeshare on QR metal, or will I be able to book from the date it's announced, for flights commencing after the 1st Oct?

chongcao Aug 30, 13 8:22 am


Originally Posted by Wozza2404 (Post 21362375)
If the join date does turn out to be 1st Oct, will that be the earliest day I can book a BA codeshare on QR metal, or will I be able to book from the date it's announced, for flights commencing after the 1st Oct?

codeshare is separate from alliance. You can book codeshare any time as long as it is available.

However, whether you can earn tier points or miles that is up to individual cases.

Wozza2404 Aug 30, 13 8:37 am


Originally Posted by chongcao (Post 21362405)
codeshare is separate from alliance. You can book codeshare any time as long as it is available.

However, whether you can earn tier points or miles that is up to individual cases.

I should clarify. I want to book a RTW fare which restricts me to OW carriers.

irishguy28 Aug 30, 13 8:44 am

But then you don't need to book a "BA codeshare on QR metal". You can book any QR flight whether or not it has a BA code - and the vast majority of QR flights will never have a BA code.

As for whether all QR flights will be available to book as part of oneworld RTW itineraries as and from the day they join the alliance, I would expect this to be the case. What happened when Malaysia Airlines joined earlier this year?

Wozza2404 Aug 30, 13 8:50 am


Originally Posted by irishguy28 (Post 21362522)
But then you don't need to book a "BA codeshare on QR metal". You can book any QR flight whether or not it has a BA code - and the vast majority of QR flights will never have a BA code.

As for whether all QR flights will be available to book as part of oneworld RTW itineraries as and from the day they join the alliance, I would expect this to be the case. What happened when Malaysia Airlines joined earlier this year?

Fare point, "codeshare" was the wrong word. I need to book a QR flight on a 125 ticket.

I don't know how MH worked. They just seemed to suddenly appear in the alliance.

Cymro Aug 30, 13 9:00 am

When QR comes into the alliance, if the TP rules are the same, they will be very interesting, e.g., LHR or MAN - KUL (or BKK, HKG, etc.) will be 560 points. Find a nice connecting CE flight into Europe and fly from there, and instant silver for maybe as little as 2k.

Wozza2404 Aug 30, 13 9:10 am


Originally Posted by Cymro (Post 21362603)
When QR comes into the alliance, if the TP rules are the same, they will be very interesting, e.g., LHR or MAN - KUL (or BKK, HKG, etc.) will be 560 points. Find a nice connecting CE flight into Europe and fly from there, and instant silver for maybe as little as 2k.

You can easily do that now. Get a flight to ORD for 500 in Y and do the SJU run.


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