WestJet Gold on AF

Old Dec 8, 19, 9:20 am
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WestJet Gold on AF

Iíve been browsing this thread a bit and couldnít locate the answers. Iím about to embark on a trip to Western Africa flying PE on AF later this month.

- Does WJ Gold give any perks with AF? All signs point to no.
- For this trip, would you recommend accumulating WJ dollars or sticking to accumulating points with a SkyTeam partner? (Assuming I have 0 rewards accumulated in either program, Gold status for WJ and no status with Delta).

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Old Dec 8, 19, 11:53 am
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Originally Posted by yulflier View Post
- Does WJ Gold give any perks with AF? All signs point to no.
Absolutely nothing.

Flying AF (or DL, or AM, or any other WestJet ďpartnerĒ) when you have status with WestJet nets you zilch. In AFís eyes, youíll be a no-status, unknown, infrequent customer.


Originally Posted by yulflier View Post
- For this trip, would you recommend accumulating WJ dollars or sticking to accumulating points with a SkyTeam partner? (Assuming I have 0 rewards accumulated in either program, Gold status for WJ and no status with Delta).
If you booked anything with a WS flight number, you should credit to WS. At least youíll get some qualifying credit towards status.

If you have a shot at making status on any other airline (AF or DL), credit to their program.

Otherwise, it doesnít make much difference. The spend would at least earn you a few WestJet dollars back (if you credit to WestJet) ó but they wonít count towards status.
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Old Dec 8, 19, 1:00 pm
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I find the Westjet dollars scheme rather pathetic in its earning potential. The base earning is something like 10 WJD for a 3,000+-mile flight in PE on AF. Earning for the same flight using SkyMiles or Flying Blue is a lot better. SkyMiles awards often start at 12.5K miles for North American itineraries involving WestJet and Delta, so if you build up enough miles for that, I would recommend that over WJ unless credit toward WJ status is very important.
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Old Dec 8, 19, 4:52 pm
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Thanks to everyone for your feedback, Iíll be crediting points to my Delta account.
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