Ssides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 20 Posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3675 times:
I just booked an itinerary routed DFW-LGW-VCE on AA and BA. It was considerably cheaper to book the route in two separate segments, so I booked DFW-LGW on AA, and LGW-VCE on BA (I did not use the AA codeshare on the LGW-VCE leg).
Will I still get AAdvantage miles on the LGW-VCE leg of the trip? I know the oneworld rules on these things are weird; I flew Swiss a few times and never got AAdvantage miles because I was in deeply-discounted economy class.
QANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2041 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3662 times:
I don't think you will. My parents flew BA LAX-LHR-LAX and were unable to get AAdvantage miles. They are both partners of the same alliance, yet you can't get AA miles for some reason.
According to the AA.com website from the FAQ portion:
Q: Why haven't my British Airways transatlantic flight miles posted?
A: As part of our current agreement with British Airways, transatlantic flights are not eligible for mileage accrual.
Q: Can I receive mileage credit for traveling on a participant airline prior to my enrollment in the AAdvantage program?
A: No. Any transactions that you have made prior to your enrollment date are not eligible for mileage credit.
Hope this helps!
My posts/replies are strictly my opinion and not that of any company, organization, or Southwest Airlines.
Ssides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3568 times:
Thanks for the assistance. I love most of the oneworld airlines and will pretty much only fly them, but I wish the mileage accrual/redemption were simpler. I've heard Star Alliance is much better about this; you pretty much get miles on all Star Alliance flights. Is this true?
Flyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3549 times:
Swiss was never part of one world. The best way to fing out how many miles you will get is to find out the FARE BASIS code for your trips. Your travel agent of the airline should be able to provide this. The first letter or number of the code is the type of inventory that it is booked into. LEDSN would be "L"
First Class A, F, P 100% + 50% bonus
Business Class C, D, J, I 100% + 25% bonus
World Traveller Plus T, W 100% + 10% bonus
Economy Class Y, B, H 100%
Discount Economy Class G, K, L, M, N, O, Q, S, V 25% (Or 125 Miles, whichever is more)
Geoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3535 times:
BA really do take the p*ss for their Exec Club. 25% unless you pay *full fare*. Doesn't matter if you pay 95% full fare, you only get 25% of the miles flown. Even when paying for an upgrade to J. Bar stewards. It also took them 7 months to credit my account when I flew with Emirates. I don't know whether it was related, but the very next day after venting about their shoddy service on A.NET, the miles were credited!
Hope AA are better... remember to keep ALL your boarding passes for evidence.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13554 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3518 times:
I know that 2 years ago, and is still true today, you cannot get AAdvantage Miles on BA flights between EWR/JFK and the UK, as AA operates it's own flights. I didn't realize that until after my booking then - damm, I wanted those ~7,000 miles!
PA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2051 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3512 times:
To answer your question about Star Alliance, yes... with one exception - SQ.
Across the atlantic, all carriers give 100% of the flown miles in Economy class, regardless of carrier, class of service or codeshares. Business gets 125% of flown miles and First gets 150% of flown miles... even if discounted through a tour operator or consolidator. Redemption has been standardized for all Star carriers, so you have the option, based on availability, of flying any combination of carriers all the way through to your final destination at a standardized redemption level. And, unlike Skyteam, elite members accrue to their elite status, and accrue bonus miles, regardless of carrier or fare paid.
No matter what your opinion of the individual member airlines, there is no doubt that Star Alliance is the absolute best alliance when it comes to frequent flyer programs.
Radelow From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 426 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3511 times:
Their new earning system absolutely sucks. However when using miles for upgrades it seems to be better than other airlines. I am flying PHX-HAM in November and to fly Business class cost me $950 plus 25,000 miles. Lufthansa and others wanted $1000 plus 40,000 miles.
I have a BA Mileage Acct. and use their credit card as well.
Bartond From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 792 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3455 times:
SSides, I think you'll get some miles on your BA leg of your trip. I'm trying to think what I got on a MAD-LGW trip on my way back to Dallas a few years back. It was economy so I didn't get 100% of the mileage between the cities but I did get 500 miles or so. I don't understand why BA is so stingy with giving AA frequent flyers mileage...one more BS part of the AA/BA "relationship."