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AA Codeshares in Europe
Since the Aadvantage devaluation, as a UK based PLT member I have been trying to find way to ensure that any European travel I take on partner airlines earns 100% base miles, which is now only possible if the flight is booked as an AA flight number. However there seems to be no facility to book these flights as codeshares? Tried AA.com, other flight websites and no joy. Perhaps I’m missing something fundamental, perhaps that it requires a leg via the US to be counted as a codeshare and thus bookable on AA.com?
[USER=1233]@mngg[/USER] unfortunately not all partner flights are codeshared, maybe you are running into this?
It’s hard to tell. For example if I fly JFK-LHR-GLA as I do, I can book this on aa.com and the LHR-GLA will be with an AA flight number even though it’s operated by BA. And yes sometimes you can see where the price is different for this reason. But if I try to book LHR-GLA on aa.com it says it has no routes under AA search, if expanded to a OneWorld search, it shows only BA flight numbers. Having flown a lot of BA flights, they are almost always codeshared and the IB/AA/ABerlin codes displayed at the gate, so I know they’re codeshared, just not sure if you can book them as such if they do not originate in the primary country of the airline or at least a previous leg originating there. Just can’t find any definitive info online either way. Just trying to figure it out since a good portion of my miles come from European travel, so this may impact elite status qualification and may have to consider other options to make the most of my Euro miles.
Hi [USER=1233]@mngg[/USER] — Unfortunately you can’t purchase intra-European flights as codeshares. It has to be part of a longhaul itinerary. The same thing applies in reverse for BA codeshares in the US.