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Qatar Airways Business Class – Mileage accrual on AA
I’ve been following all your posts for a while, but new to the points game here! I have an upcoming Qatar Airways Trip: Chicago – Doha – Bangkok – Doha – Chicago all in business class (R) (Managed to get it during the 2for1 promo). Trying to figure out what that will yield me in terms of EQM and EQD on AA….would love some input on this calculation (I don’t have any AA status yet – starting off with zero miles as most of my miles are on Delta).
Also….Would it also be worth booking another ticket on Qatar Airways (Cairo-Doha-Colombo-Doha-Cairo) in First (A) for the Cairo Doha flights then Business (I) for the Doha Colombo flights….having trouble figuring out the EQM/EQD on that one as well.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated!!
If crediting QR flights (ticketed by QR) to AA, earnings are based on this chart: [URL]https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/partner-airlines/qatar.jsp[/URL]
For your entire round trip, butt-in-seat miles are 20,835 miles. This is also your base redeemable miles earned since QR Business in the R fare class earns 100% miles. You’d earn 31,252 elite qualifying miles and $4167 elite qualifying dollars toward status with AA. You would have AA Gold (oneworld Ruby) status after completing your trip.
For Cairo to Columbo, that’s 7048 redeemable miles, plus an additional 2819 redeemable miles – the elite mileage bonus as an AA Gold member. You’d earn 10572 elite qualifying miles and $1409 elite qualifying dollars. You’d be close to Platinum status with AA in another $500 elite qualify dollars and over 8000 elite qualifying miles.
Thanks a lot! Very helpful.