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Credit Qatar Airways flights to BA Executive Club or Qatar Privilege Club?
We booked and paid for economy flights to Asia on Qatar Airways for later this year. We have a family account on BA Executive Club (Bronze level) where we collect Avios, but also have a Qatar Privilege Club account (0 balance). Trying to decide which mileage programme to credit the flights to: BA or Qatar.
Would we receive the same number of Avios if we credit the flights to BA Exec Club as with Qatar Privilege Club. Is it more advantageous to earn BA tier points or the Qatar QPoints. Any guidance here would be most appreciated.
For the Avios question you’ll need to look at the fare class you’re booked into. You can then find out the number of Avios awarded for the length of the flights here:
The question of BA Tier Points vs QPoints will be harder to answer, and will depend on things like your current year Tier point earning position, your future plans and membership year ends. The BA site has a calculator that will tell you how many Tier Points you would earn, as does Qatar for QPoints. Clearly it’s only going to make a difference if you will realistically earn enough within your earnings year to obtain or renew some kind of status.
Remember that BA has a minimum 2 sector requirement on BA/Iberia to achieve Bronze status, 4 for Silver, so you can’t earn BA status purely from partner flights.
Note that you can’t pool status earning using a BA Household Account and it doesn’t have a status level. Your Bronze status will be against one or more of your individual accounts.
Assuming at least one of the party will still have the BA Bronze status when you fly you would get benefits such as business class check-in, priority boarding and potentially savings on seat selection fees if you’re on a ‘lite’ fare. You probably do need that membership assigned to the booking though to realise the benefits (you might get away with business class check-in by showing the card).
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