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Points based on ticket issuing airline or operating airline?

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Old Aug 6, 19, 12:22 pm
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Points based on ticket issuing airline or operating airline?

I would appreciate any help with the following question.

I wish to earn points to my Turkish Miles & Smiles account when flying with Star Alliance. Are the points earned based on the issuing ticket airline / ticket number (e.g. Air China) or the operating airline (e.g Lufthansa). A ticket issued from Air China e.g. PEK ->MUC (flying with Air China in Business -R) followed by MUC->FCO (flying with Lufthansa in Business -P).

If the MUC->FCO is considered a Lufthansa flight for earning points I earn zero points. If it is considered an Air China flight (LH code shared) I would get double (which seems unrealistic).

Many thanks in advance for any information.
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Old Aug 6, 19, 12:30 pm
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Miles are determined by the operating carrier. I think TK earns 125% on Air China class R but nothing with Lufthansa P.
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Old Aug 6, 19, 12:49 pm
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Many thanks for your answer, very much appreciated.
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Old Aug 6, 19, 10:02 pm
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Star Alliance is always based on the operating carrier and their underlying fare class. On a codeshare flight these may or may not be mapped to the same fare class as the marketing carrier. In the case of the big JV partners, they are usually the same (UA, AC, LH, LX, OS, NH) but many of the other *A airlines have quite different fare class structures and therefore may not map to the code on the operating carrier you might expect. Fortunately in your case, the flight in question is fairly short and you don't lose out on much.

The reason you are seeing CA P as 200% on TK Miles and Smiles is that it used to be the code for Deluxe First Class, however it's been changed and is now a code for Deep Discount Economy. TK updated their earning chart for flights as of June 1st, so CA P is no longer 200% to M&S.

Worth note, this is specific to Star Alliance, not all alliances work the same in terms of code share flights, OneWorld for example credits based on the marketing carrier code.
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Old Aug 8, 19, 7:05 pm
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Originally Posted by dvs7310 View Post
Star Alliance is always based on the operating carrier and their underlying fare class.
Yes.... but that's not the whole story. On United, RDM earning is based both on operating carrier and ticket stock. Each carrier has two earning tables - one for 016 tickets, and one for non-016.
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Old Aug 14, 19, 2:10 am
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Star Alliance = Operating Carrier.

The only exception is if you use United MileagePlus as your FFP, if you book on a 016 stock ticket you will earn based on ticket price not fare code.
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