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  • jms28 4 posts

    Hi,

    Is it possible at all to get the frequent flyer number on a recent OneWorld flight changed AFTER the flight took place already? Has anyone gotten experience with this at all?

    Also, do I rightfully assume that it’s easier to get A) QAPC Gold status from scratch VS B) retain BAEC Bronze AND get back to Silver?

    Context: I messed up my admin and now have points with both BAEC and QAPC and I’m trying to figure out a strategy which will get me back to my beloved OneWorld Sapphire status ASAP! I recently lost my BAEC Silver status and erroneously assumed that 300 tier points is what I need to get back to Silver. But I obviously misread, since this is just to RETAIN Bronze. By the time I had realized, I already decided to back the “BAEC horse” whereas I think it might have been more clever to accumulate the points w QA.

    Here the status quo:

    – BAEC: Bronze, 90 / 600 Tier Points (300 to retain Bronze, 600 to get Silver if I understood correctly – collection year ends 08 Apr 24)
    – QAPC: Burgundy, 94 / 300 QPoints (not 100% sure when collection year end – where can I see that?)

    The recent flights I’m talking about where from MUC- DOH + DOH – RUH (two way, both Economy).

    Pls pls help, am desperate :(((((

    Thks!

    John 947 posts

    In theory it is possible to “uncredit” a flight, and I have read forum threads of it being done.

    But your flights were on QR so you are going to need to call QR and try to get the customer service agent to understand what you mean by “uncrediting”. I think this will be a struggle.

    If you do manage to get it uncredited (for which there won’t be any confirmation if it gets done) then you would be able to file a missing points claim with QR and then the flights will credit there.

    Remember you need 4 BA/IB flights to get to BA Silver too. Also “retaining” status with BA is kind of a misnomer because (now that the covid stuff has ended) you still have to get 600 TPs whether you are already silver or starting from zero; it’s just a bit more comfortable if you are already silver. With some airlines retaining status has lower requirements than reaching it afresh.

    I don’t know anything about QRPC so someone else will have to answer.

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 1,899 posts

    As John says this is possible but it can be complex.

    Since these points were apparently credited to BAEC you need to call them to have the credit reversed and once that happens ask QR for the “missing points” by whatever missing points system they use – usually some sort of web form.

    Calling QR to have the transaction reversed won’t work as they don’t have access to BAs systems to do the reversal.

    This will be a lot easier if you still have the BPs, the booking ref and ticket numbers as QR may ask for them to apply the points.

    How recent were these flights? if only in the last week or so it’s easier to persuade BA to reverse the transaction as a “mistake” than if it was a couple of months ago.

    As an aside I can see your confusion as up until last December it did only take 300 points to get silver as a pandemic passenger support scheme. But that won’t apply to your current BA membership year.

    jms28 4 posts

    Thks for your answers! Just to confirm: I need to ask QA or Ba to uncredit? Flight was w QA, tier points got credited to BAEC.

    Also, is my calculation correct: Getting to OneWorld Sapphire (= QAPC Gold/ BAEC Silver) will be easier w QAPC than w BAEC, goven wherw I am w both programs currently today (see above status quo)? Just want to make sure I’m actually about to back the right horse here before asking to uncredit (if successfully, that is as well)

    Thks!!

    AJA 1,024 posts

    You need to call BA first to get them to reverse the points in your BAEC account and then call Qatar.

    But before you do that if I understand it you currently have 90TP in BAEC and 94 in QR? How many TP would be reversed from the booking?

    I think I’d stick with BAEC and just do a 5 night BAH holiday booking and use the double TP offer. You only need 2 holidays before 31 Dec 2023: one to an 80TP destination in Club and one to a 40TP destination and you’d be back at Silver.

    jms28 4 posts

    Thks for the info.

    Quick Q: My BAEC collection year ends 08 Apr 2024. What happens if I, say, manage to retain Bronze soon by cashing in on those required 210 TPs, but do not manage to hit Silver by 08 Apr 2024. Do I start again from 0 next collection year (from 09 Apr 2024), meaning I again need to attain 600, not 300 TPs to get from Bronze to Silver OR did I already secure Bronze for next collection year and can climb to Silver by attaining only another 300 TPs next collection year? Hope that makes sense.

    Thks

    nectar collector 278 posts

    Thks for the info.

    Quick Q: My BAEC collection year ends 08 Apr 2024. What happens if I, say, manage to retain Bronze soon by cashing in on those required 210 TPs, but do not manage to hit Silver by 08 Apr 2024. Do I start again from 0 next collection year (from 09 Apr 2024), meaning I again need to attain 600, not 300 TPs to get from Bronze to Silver OR did I already secure Bronze for next collection year and can climb to Silver by attaining only another 300 TPs next collection year? Hope that makes sense.

    Thks

    Tier pints reset to zero at the end of your collection year.

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