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Upgrade BA flight with avios but earn on CX?

Upgrade BA flight with avios but earn on CX?

Old Aug 17, 14, 1:19 pm
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Upgrade BA flight with avios but earn on CX?

Hi folks,

I have a question that I absolutely can't find an answer to in previous threads. I am flying WTP on British Airways, and considering an upgrade with Avios to Club World. How will that affect my CX earn rate?

a) will it earn WTP rates?
b) will it earn nothing because BA "upgrades" me to an award fare bucket?
c) something else?

Many thanks in advance for your kind help
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Old Aug 17, 14, 4:17 pm
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I assume that you are trying to earn on Asia miles but use avios to upgrade?

Assuming that you are successful in making sure your CX member number is on the boarding pass after you have upgraded, you should earn in the original fare class ie as premium economy.
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Old Aug 17, 14, 7:15 pm
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Upgrade BA flight with avios but earn on CX?

No experience on these, but would CX see the underlying WTP ticket straight off, or would they just see a CW ticket in the redemption fareclass(and hence requiring a manual credit)?
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