BA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1910 times:
Good question - I would love to understand the real detail. I suspect it is very complicated! I understand that Swiss failed to join OneWorld because of a dispute over the accounting for FFP points with BA.
Cory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2730 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1870 times:
I believe that the airline issuing the ticket with the miles pays the operating carrier a fixed amount for each seat on a certain flight. For example, if you were to use CO OnePass miles on a NW-operated flight, CO pays NW for the ticket. It's much lower than full fare, but they still pay nonetheless. However, NW also issues WorldPerks awards on CO, so I would wonder how much it balances out in the end.