Qantas Frequent Flyers will earn full status credits on codeshare Emirates flights when the airline's partnership takes off in April 2013.
Following enquiries from Australian Business Traveller, a Qantas spokesman confirmed the status credits will be earned on the proviso that travel is booked under the Qantas QF flight number rather than Emirates' EK flight number – in effect, meaning that you're buying your ticket from Qantas.
If your booking is made under the EK flight number you'll still earn frequent flyer points for the journey, but not status credits.
The spokesman also confirmed that travellers will be able to earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points on all Emirates flights, even if they're not operated as a codeshare with Qantas.
As previously reported, Qantas and Emirates have also promised "reciprocal access to the tier status benefits" of their respective Frequent Flyer and Skywards programs such as priority check-in and boarding, lounge access and a higher checked luggage allowance.
About David Flynn
David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.