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Use Qantas or AA FF with Qantas flights to get Sapphire faster

Use Qantas or AA FF with Qantas flights to get Sapphire faster

  1. JohnW

    I am an American living in Sydney. I have Virgin Australia Platinum and UA 1million mile flyer Lifetime Gold. I have AA and Qantas FF accounts with zero status on either. I have to start traveling regularly to Asia and will be on Qantas aircraft as my boss decides this 🙂 and they have non-stops from Sydney.
    Goal is to get lounge access with Qantas and priority boarding/seating and maybe long haul premium economy or business upgrades. I can only book Econ and or Premium Econ due to work rules. I am also looking at attempting to status match with Qantas. Hopefully they will at least offer me a bonus Status Credit period as I get going.
    Question is should I use my Qantas FF or American Airlines FF number when booking the Qantas Flights?

  2. Gaurav

    [USER=1606]@JohnW[/USER], it sounds like status is currently more important for you than collecting miles. In that case I would credit to Qantas since you will need four segments on AA to qualify for AA status and it doesn’t sound like you are going to have any travel on them.

  3. JohnW

    Thanks @Guarav, I have a trip to the USA in April and could possibly get those legs. Would that change your answer at all?

  4. Gaurav

    Well, the AA program is generally considered much more rewarding than QF so for someone who was looking for free flights I’d recommend that. If you are going to be traveling a lot on Qantas, probably best to get status there since you’ll benefit more from additional services, help during IRROPS etc.

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