QF miles flying MU?

Old Jul 20, 11, 2:33 am
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QF miles flying MU?

Just wondering if anyone has had any experience claiming China Eastern frequent flyer points with qantas?

According to the website:
"When flying on eligible China Eastern fares and flights with a MU flight number, you can:
earn points, and
earn a Cabin bonus. "
Note:
  • Points are not earned when travelling in classes other than those specified.
  • Cabin bonus is applied to the base earn rate for each individual flight you take.
  • Points are not earned on codeshare flights operated by an airline other than Qantas.



So is this saying that on particular flights even with an MU prefix, that QFF members can earn points? The part about codeshare flights confuses me a little.

Could someone a bit more experienced in this matter clarify it for me? I would be eternally grateful !!

Any light shed would be great!
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Old Jul 20, 11, 3:09 am
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Yes, although MU is now a Skyteam member, MU credits to certain OneWorld programs, QFF http://www.qantas.com.au/fflyer/dyn/.../china-eastern and Cathay Pacific's Asia Miles among them http://www.asiamiles.com/am/en/earn/...000ad21c39RCRD

The codeshare clause only affects flights sold by MU but flown on "other metal" (i.e. a non-MU plane) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_E...are_agreements . If a MU flight on MU metal or QF metal then you should get credited.

Note that cross-crediting other airlines' programs is always iffy, cos ground staff don't know what they're doing. There have been horror stories about Air China crediting one of its own members with similar name instead of the Asia Miles of the passenger travelling for instance http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/catha...ver-again.html .

If the MU ground staff can manage it and have the right FFP number keyed into the boarding pass, fine; but if not, leave blank and do a missing mile claim (claim needs to be sent to the Frequent Flyer Service Centre in Melbourne tho http://www.qantas.com.au/fflyer/dyn/...ts/claimPoints)
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Old Jul 20, 11, 4:36 am
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Just because you can earn points doesn't mean you can redeem award flights .
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Old Jul 20, 11, 6:49 am
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Originally Posted by percysmith View Post
Yes, although MU is now a Skyteam member, MU credits to certain OneWorld programs, QFF http://www.qantas.com.au/fflyer/dyn/.../china-eastern and Cathay Pacific's Asia Miles among them http://www.asiamiles.com/am/en/earn/...000ad21c39RCRD

The codeshare clause only affects flights sold by MU but flown on "other metal" (i.e. a non-MU plane) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_E...are_agreements . If a MU flight on MU metal or QF metal then you should get credited.

Note that cross-crediting other airlines' programs is always iffy, cos ground staff don't know what they're doing. There have been horror stories about Air China crediting one of its own members with similar name instead of the Asia Miles of the passenger travelling for instance http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/catha...ver-again.html .

If the MU ground staff can manage it and have the right FFP number keyed into the boarding pass, fine; but if not, leave blank and do a missing mile claim (claim needs to be sent to the Frequent Flyer Service Centre in Melbourne tho http://www.qantas.com.au/fflyer/dyn/...ts/claimPoints)


Oh that's great news, skyteam is an alliance i'd like to avoid where possible given their lack of presence in Aus.

So if travelling on a MU flight on MU/QF metal, it might just be easier to claim with QF post-travel?

Cheers for the information - very helpful!
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Old Jul 20, 11, 8:05 am
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Originally Posted by og View Post
Just because you can earn points doesn't mean you can redeem award flights .
you can for MU - well until recently at least.

Just i have never seen availability on line... only via the call centre. I have been offered MU award seats ex China to Japan, hong kong and thailand.
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Old Jul 20, 11, 3:28 pm
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Originally Posted by LHR/MEL/Europe FF View Post
you can for MU - well until recently at least.

Just i have never seen availability on line... only via the call centre. I have been offered MU award seats ex China to Japan, hong kong and thailand.
OK - this is a positive. I tried a year (or more ?) ago and was abruptly told by the QF phone agent that you could earn points but redemptions were not allowed " because it had not been set up".
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