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Earning AAdvantage Miles On BA  
User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3200 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.

Many thanks for your help.


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User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1927 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3187 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!




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User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3183 times:

I'm flying AA on the transatlantic leg, so I will definitely get miles on that portion.

If I were flying BA on the transatlantic leg, I wouldn't get AAdvantage miles because of the DOJ/EU regulations prohibiting codeshares.

However, it is possible to get AAdvantage miles on the LGW-VCE leg of this itinerary. I just don't know if my fare class qualifies.



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User currently offlineKL808 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3144 times:

As a member of AAdvantage, I can tell you that you WILL earn miles on your LHR to VCE route however the earning scale really sucks.

depending on your booking class, and im assuming its a discount ticket you get only 25% of the miles on this route or 125 miles minimum.

however, if you booked it in full fare Y class then you get 100% credit./

BA has really pissed me off with this.

I usually fly BA from LHR to BRU or AMS and before you use to get 100% on all fares.

drew



AMS-LAX-MNL
User currently offlineTekelberry From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1459 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3137 times:

You will earn miles on all BA flights UNLESS it is a transatlantic flight into/out of the US.

User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3104 times:

Around 170 miles on BA for LGW-VCE. Double that if you are PLT or EXP.


Air Asia Super Elite, Cebu Pacific Titanium
User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3093 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?


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User currently offlineDeltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3085 times:


Skyteam is great. 100% of the miles flown is booked into your account - regardless of fare code. Only the "elite qualifying miles" depends on the ticket price.

I flew BA from LGW-AMS and only got 250 miles posted to my account - and I'm Platinum! Sucks.


User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3074 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"

Then, go to http://www.aa.com/apps/AAdvantage/ViewMileageProgramsDetail.jhtml?partnerType=Air

Click on the partner airline to see a chart.

For BA it is:

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)


User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3060 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.

Geoff M.


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13040 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3043 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!

User currently offlinePA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1995 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3037 times:
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Ssides,
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.



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User currently offlineRadelow From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 426 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3036 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.

[Edited 2004-07-14 20:30:46]

User currently offlineBartond From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 789 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2980 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."

User currently offlineNickofatlanta From Australia, joined May 2000, 1485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2964 times:

Bartond -
BA is not just stingy about giving AA members miles for their discounted fare BA flights, but also BA members too ...


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