atrude777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3356 times:
Supposedly Code-Sharing is supposed to start April 6th I was told...(a tuesday no less...) However, it is about 3 weeks away and I haven't seen anything on either website.
Cape Air is training the pilot's on our MWA/CGI/DEC-STL flights, so it certainly IS in the works. I took two 9K flights and we now have 2 pilots instead of 2, due to American Airlines code share policy and such. Cape Air in their magazine is advertising the code-share stating that AA.com is allowing Cape Air reservations to be booked on AA.com and ticketed under the same Itinerary.
I went to the AA.com website to do so, but it failed to recognize MWA. Further reading in the Cape Air magazine specifies I have to select ALL AIRLINES in the drop down menu on AA.com for Cape Air to show up and get it booked in the same itinerary.
I have a flight I want to book in May, beyond when it is supposed to take effect. AA.com has a VERY cheap fare including MWA when I choose the ALL AIRLINES option. I would like to book this, but it is NOT a Code-Share/AA Flight Number for the STL-MWA segment. Would I get AA miles after the code share takes place for flying it beyond the codeshare and booking it on AA.com?
I am really surprised there has been no update or word on either airline's website regarding this code-share. Cape Air will be moving to Concourse C where AA operates out of, along with FL, F9 too in STL.
Any updates from 9K or AA members/employees that are allowed to say so? Every 9K agent I spoke to here repeats April 6th and says that is all the update they have themselves and that Cape Air inconjunction with AA is currently doing the pilot training as we speak!
On a side note, MWA-STL is doing IMPRESSIVE. The day I flew out, every single flight was sold out. I have had trouble booking a seat even days in advance 3 separate times. It has never been this hard to book a flight out of MWA before!!! Way to go Cape Air!!!
crosswinds21 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3276 times:
According to Jetnet, it says that the Sabre load date is (for whatever reason) 3/21/10 so that's why it's not available for booking yet. And yes, you can accrue miles for flying 9K if it's booked as an AA flight number. However, you can't redeem miles on 9K...at least not yet anyway.
commavia From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3183 times:
Quoting atrude777 (Reply 2): Right I knew that, but was curious if I booked AA.com 9K flights without the codeshare, and then it takes place, would I still be able to earn miles?
I could be wrong - but I do not believe so.
The policy as I understand it is that the PNR has to be ticketed with an AA-coded flight - period. Even if the ticket is issued on 001 stock, with 9K as the operating carrier, if the particular PNR itself is not booked with the AA* flight number - even if that given 9K-operated flight on that given day also ultimately carriers the AA* code - you will not get the miles.
Again - could be wrong - someone else feel free to correct me.
crosswinds21 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2862 times:
Quoting commavia (Reply 4): The policy as I understand it is that the PNR has to be ticketed with an AA-coded flight - period. Even if the ticket is issued on 001 stock, with 9K as the operating carrier, if the particular PNR itself is not booked with the AA* flight number - even if that given 9K-operated flight on that given day also ultimately carriers the AA* code - you will not get the miles.
Plus, this would make sense. It's very uncommon on AA (and most other airlines I think) that you could book a non codeshare flight on another airline and get miles credited to AA. For AAdvantage, the only exception, I think, is AS, on which all booking classes are eligible for mileage accrual. Even on OneWorld airlines, one can only earn AA miles on flights with non AA flight numbers in the flight is booked is a certain inventory.
With regards to 9K, they are not by any means a "partner" of AA. They are just codesharing on 3 routes (for now). That's why I think (that in addition to what is said in previous replies) it's perfectly logical to assume that only AA flight numbers on 9K flights will earn AAdvantage miles.
atrude777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2776 times:
Thanks Guys. I will just hold off and wait until the code-share takes place.
With the added code-share my possibility of becoming platinum increases because for every round trip I fly out of MWA now, that is 6 segments per round trip. Since due to closure of the AA Hub, I have to double connect every time, more miles, more segments!
Being elite gold will help with the bonus miles, and I have flown Cape Air 8 times already, and have missed out over 8K bonus miles just for flying MWA-STL segment! I am graciously awaiting this to take effect!!!!