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One world Ruby through Qantas - does that mean anything when flying CO

One world Ruby through Qantas - does that mean anything when flying CO

 
Old Jul 22, 03, 10:08 am
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One world Ruby through Qantas - does that mean anything when flying CO

Hi,

I'm taking my first flight on CO since earning Oneworld Ruby status via flights on Qantas. Does my Qantas/Oneworld status mean anything on Continental? Can I use their lounge or get an upgraded flight? I'm new to this, so I appreciate any advice.

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Old Jul 22, 03, 10:46 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by aussiemate:
Hi,

I'm taking my first flight on CO since earning Oneworld Ruby status via flights on Qantas. Does my Qantas/Oneworld status mean anything on Continental? Can I use their lounge or get an upgraded flight? I'm new to this, so I appreciate any advice.
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Unfortunately not. CO is not a oneworld member. If you want to make use of your status on domestic travel within the United States, you'll need to fly AA.

[This message has been edited by cAAl (edited 07-22-2003).]
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Old Jul 22, 03, 11:31 am
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Oops. Why did CO say I can earn Qantas miles on their flights then? Do they just have a relationship for miles on each other's flights? Thanks for helping me out.

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Old Jul 22, 03, 11:36 am
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i think you can earn mileage on certain flights. but, there are not elite benefits.

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Old Jul 22, 03, 2:48 pm
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I think you better check your program...

If you are a Continental OnePass member, you can earn miles on Qantas, but they do not qualify for CO Elite Status....

"Travel Area for Mileage Accrual: Qantas-operated flights from North American gateway cities to Australia, New Zealand and Nadi, Fiji, and on connecting flights within or between Australia and New Zealand (Consolidator fares, unpublished or non-revenue tickets excluded. Only residents of North America can earn OnePass miles.)
Earn: Actual miles or a minimum of 500 miles. Earn a 25% mileage bonus in Business Class or a 50% mileage bonus in First Class.

Web Site: www.qantasusa.com
Phone Number: 1-800-227-4500"


However, if you are a Qantas Frequent Flyer member, there is no listing of Continental Airlines from their website. The only American airlines they have listed are American Airlines (AA) and US Airways (US). Therefore you will not get any miles flying Continental.

You will definitely get miles from AA because they are a oneworld member. For US Airways, I would check your qantas terms and conditions to make sure where you can get credit.

On AA, your Ruby status will give you benfits, but on US it may not.

Revelvant Qantas links:
http://www.qantas.com.au/fflyer/dyn/partners/airline
http://www.qantas.com.au/fflyer/dyn/program/terms
http://www.qantas.com.au/fflyer/dyn/program/index

Hope this helps...

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