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MAS C/I booked through BA scores no TP & no avios?

MAS C/I booked through BA scores no TP & no avios?

Old Sep 10, 18, 6:05 am
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MAS C/I booked through BA scores no TP & no avios?

Booked RTM-LCY/LHR-KUL-BKK-HKG-LHR/LCY-RTM with BA in I class where KUL-BKK was on MAS and BKK-HKG was on Cathay. Everything posted except for MAS which didn't show up at all. Retro claim through BAEC rejected "...because the flight details you submitted do not qualify for Avios and Tier Points". Agreed I don't see I class on MAS' list of acceptable fares but if this is correct, why do other partners like Cathay think I class is perfectly fine for credit and why is there discretion for one world partners to pick and choose - do BA grant MAS' Enrich frequent flyers credit for I class? I'm perplexed but keen to understand why the playing field is uneven!!
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Old Sep 10, 18, 6:09 am
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MH I class doesn't earn points, anywhere!
MH I class is used by MH internally for Y-->C upgrades but BA uses it on BA's I class fares for some reason.
Usual cheapest MH C class used on MH bookings is Z, which does earn in both MH and BA schemes. It's just an odd mapping issue - I would expect BA should be using Z class on their I class fares, but no-one realised years ago...
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Old Sep 10, 18, 6:30 am
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Originally Posted by nufnuf77 View Post
MH I class doesn't earn points, anywhere!
MH I class is used by MH internally for Y-->C upgrades but BA uses it on BA's I class fares for some reason.
Usual cheapest MH C class used on MH bookings is Z, which does earn in both MH and BA schemes. It's just an odd mapping issue - I would expect BA should be using Z class on their I class fares, but no-one realised years ago...
Exactly - I learned that the hard way too
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Old Sep 10, 18, 6:40 am
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Thanks - so it's an unintentional glitch and nobody has any inclination/motivation to put it right? I don't have any understanding of how Avios get "paid" for between oneworld partners but this seems inequitable for BA let alone us. Any point pursuing this?
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Old Sep 10, 18, 6:46 am
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Originally Posted by philco View Post
Any point pursuing this?
In a similar (but much lower-earning) scenario that I used to fall foul of, QF E class used to earn nothing in BAEC even when it was not used by QF for the lowest fares, so you would earn on QF's cheapest sale fares but not on more expensive E class fares. BA would not budge on this.

For clarity, I think that things have changed at QF so there is a little more sense in it: E class is now the cheapest class.
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Old Sep 10, 18, 6:52 am
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Thanks - so it's an unintentional glitch and nobody has any inclination/motivation to put it right? I don't have any understanding of how Avios get "paid" for between oneworld partners but this seems inequitable for BA let alone us. Any point pursuing this?
Problem is it makes sense why MH I doesn't earn.
Convincing someone at rev man to refile BA INC... fares to allow booking MH Z instead of I is gonna be impossible - sure Z class would be costlier and of no benefit to BA.
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Old Sep 10, 18, 6:56 am
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Any point pursuing this?
I wouldn’t waste my time.

Ultimately, what is required is a re-mapping of fare buckets, but it is not in BA’s (commercial) interest to do so.
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