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  • Haggis1969 1 post

    I have booked a flight from Edinburgh to Perth. The booking was made via BA but the flight is with Qatar Airways. Which frequent flyer number would be best to get the optimum number of Avios points? If I had booked direct with Qatar, they were offering more points than BA, but I assume it will be less if booked through a BA codeshare. Thanks.

    AJA 1,121 posts

    It depends on whether you think earning status in Qatar Airways is better than BAEC. Personally I think BAEC is also easier to retain status, and I also find redeeming easier so that would be my first choice. You might find differently

    Guernsey Globetrotter 627 posts

    It depends on whether you think earning status in Qatar Airways is better than BAEC. Personally I think BAEC is also easier to retain status, and I also find redeeming easier so that would be my first choice. You might find differently

    I have booked a flight from Edinburgh to Perth. The booking was made via BA but the flight is with Qatar Airways. Which frequent flyer number would be best to get the optimum number of Avios points? If I had booked direct with Qatar, they were offering more points than BA, but I assume it will be less if booked through a BA codeshare. Thanks.

    Sounds like a question for … https://www.wheretocredit.com/?utm_content=cmp-true

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,272 posts

    Indeed depends if you are also collecting for status with either programme or just the avios as to the nest place.

    Because you can now move avios between BA and QR once earned but not the TP element (not sure what QR called them but let’s use TP for consistency.

    The BA tier point calendar can be used to calculate how many avios you’d get (enter each leg of the trip separately) but I’m not sure if QR has something similar for you to compare BA against.

    davefl 1,409 posts

    That’s why wheretocredit is the way to go. You neeed to know the booking class otherwise you can’t work out how many avios you get.

    Some classes only earn 25% of the expected avios for example.

    When I view my upcoming Aer Lingus booking on BA, it’s clear that for my purposes I’m better off crediting to United.

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