Earning Qantas status credits on Emirates flights

By michaeljs | Jan 05, 2019, 12:01 PM
Just note - even with oneworld carriers, Qantas will give you fewer status credits than for comparable flights with a QF flight number. It’s not as bad as getting zero status credits when on an EK flight number, but the status credits on oneworld carriers (e.g. Cathay) can be significantly less. If you are chasing status credits, you need to buy flights with a QF flight number.
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By YK | Jan 11, 2019, 06:05 PM
You won't get status credits as you booked directly with them. I have given up travelling with EK code share. Much better to fly Red Tail directly. As a Gold Life member, you get better treatment with QF even if slightly longer flight time.
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By Ataylor1 | Jan 13, 2019, 07:24 AM

Hello all. I have a couple of (hopefully helpful) things to add to the great responses above:

- Booking a QF coded flight on EK can also be done on many third-party (intermediary) apps/ sites and is not limited to the QF site and/ or travel agents. An example is Skyscanner which I often use in the initial planning stage to find QF coded flights on non-QF aircraft.
- A very handy way to map it all out and compare or contrast your options and subsequent status earnings is to use the QF website calculator which I am linking below. You can change airlines, routes, class of travel and your FF tier and then see the effects on both status credits and points that you would subsequently earn. It is a little bit non-intuitive on first use but play around and you'll see the benefits. See the calculator here: https://www.qantas.com/fflyer/do/dyns/initialPointsEarned- Lastly, a big word-up for these forums (and indeed AusBT) which are so helpful in learning how to maximising our benefits and ease the pain of long-distance travel!
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