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FRA>DXB>SIN>SYD>LAX with Emirates / Quantas. Collect AAmiles or Avios?

FRA>DXB>SIN>SYD>LAX with Emirates / Quantas. Collect AAmiles or Avios?

  1. Monsieur_Bruno


    I live in NYC and use [I]Delta[/I] 90% of the time (160k miles).

    For the end of year, I am visiting friends doing an around the world 2.5 weeks trip, all Economy, paying with $.

    1) First part of the trip is going to be [U]NYC[/U] > [U]FRA[/U] with [I]Delta[/I].

    2) Then comes the question: I am doing a lot of [I]OneWorld[/I]
    [*][U]FRA[/U] > [U]DXB[/U] on Emirates
    [*][U]DXB[/U] > [U]SIN[/U] on Emirates
    [*][U]SIN[/U] > [U]SYD[/U] on Qantas
    [*][U]SYD[/U] > [U]LAX[/U] on Qantas

    [B]Would you book on [COLOR=#0000ff][/COLOR] to get AAmiles (I have 34k) or [COLOR=#0000ff][/COLOR] to collect Avios (I have 120k) ?
    Is there any point in booking the different one-way legs on [COLOR=#0000ff][/COLOR] and [COLOR=#0000ff][/COLOR] directly?[/B]

    3) FYI, then last leg [U]LAX[/U] > [U]NYC[/U] back on Delta.

    Many thanks for sharing your views

  2. rickyw

    I would look at your fare classes and check for guidance. Sometimes the cheaper economy fares can earn a wide range of miles depending on where you credit.

    Also, someone can correct me if I’m wrong, but you won’t get any AA or BA credit for your Emirates flight. Typically Alaskan credit is the best for Emirates premium cabins, not entirely sure about economy.

  3. David W

    First, Emirates isn’t in oneworld or any alliance, though they partner with a few airlines. However, neither AA or BA is one of their partners and you wouldnt normally be able to book travel on EK from American/British nor would you earn any miles.

    You dont have to book directly with QF or EK to earn miles in either of their programs – it’s what you enter on the “Frequent Flyer Program” box on the ticket that lets you select where to earn miles.

    Qantas and Emirates have a very close partnership and I believe their fares should be the same. That being said, some blogs report that if you book on Qantas with all Qantas flight numbers, even for travel on Emirates, those flights can be credited to BA.

    BA Avios have always been good for short haul redemptions though personally, I’d prefer to credit Emirates or Qantas flights to Alaska Airlines.

    Lastly, I quite enjoyed my flights on Emirates economy on their A380.

  4. Monsieur_Bruno

    [URL=’’]rickyw[/URL] & [URL=’’]David W[/URL] many thanks for your answers. Indeed I got Emirates wrong. I think I will book all these flights directly on Qantas referencing my BA account.

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