I'll be flying to New Zealand on 15 Dec. My itinerary is DFW-LAX on AA and LAX-AKL on QF. I know AA and QF are oneworld partners. Does this mean I should be able to check in for my flight to AKL in DFW? I remember the last time I visited New Zealand I wasn't able to do this because AA and QF weren't partners yet.
Also, I am an AAdvantage member. Will I be able to get miles on AA for flying on QF? I tried reading the AAdvantage website, but it made it sound like I could only get AA miles if I was booked under the AA codeshare. I went ahead and booked with QF directly because I wanted to get a preferential seating assignment.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.