QF to EK Status Match

Old Jul 22, 19, 7:02 am
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QF to EK Status Match

I had a good search through the threads and can't see any where someone has addressed this.

Recently relocated to Dubai and enquired with Emirates about a status match from QF Gold and they advised that it cant be done as it would be against the partnership agreement with Qantas.

Any other airline would be fine they said just not Qantas. Seems Mr Joyce is trying to stop QFF'ers from jumping ship too easily.

Anyone else faced this problem and found a solution?
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Old Jul 22, 19, 7:51 am
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There isn't anything uncommon about such a restriction

Solution would be to either earn status on EK or see whether you can match elsewhere to somewhere that EK would match from
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Old Jul 22, 19, 1:11 pm
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Originally Posted by bravoecho View Post
I had a good search through the threads and can't see any where someone has addressed this.

Recently relocated to Dubai and enquired with Emirates about a status match from QF Gold and they advised that it cant be done as it would be against the partnership agreement with Qantas.

Any other airline would be fine they said just not Qantas. Seems Mr Joyce is trying to stop QFF'ers from jumping ship too easily.

Anyone else faced this problem and found a solution?
Jump on board the current promotion.. you can get gold for a couple of quid..
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Old Jul 22, 19, 11:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Dave Noble View Post
or see whether you can match elsewhere to somewhere that EK would match from
That's what I was thinking about Dave. Are you aware of any other FF schemes that would match QFF that I could use?
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Old Jul 22, 19, 11:30 pm
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Jump on board the current promotion.. you can get gold for a couple of quid..
I looked into that Will and it looks like all flights have to originate outside of Dubai

(c) This offer is not applicable for travel to or from Dubai
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Old Jul 23, 19, 1:40 am
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I looked into that Will and it looks like all flights have to originate outside of Dubai
Grab a cheapo flight to Muscat and start there
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