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Qatar Airways Business Class QPoints/QMiles

Qatar Airways Business Class QPoints/QMiles

  1. Samuel Cope

    Hi Ben, I recently Booked six business class flights from Birmingham to Singapore (Return) on the 3rd to the 16th of august with Qatar Airways. I rang and asked Qatar how many points I would get for the flights (As all the miles would go into my account), And they said my personal ticket would get me 17,000 QMiles Roughly, And 120 Q Points. However for the rest of my family, I would only receive 25% of those miles per person!! This is ridicules as we are paying for 6 fares and only getting basically 25% of the points on 5 of the tickets. Anyway I have points accounts with American and Finnair, and I was wondering if I transferred all the miles to one of those, I would Receive 100% of the miles ? ( Also which points account is better? American or Finnair?). Thanks Ben, love the reviews ๐Ÿ™‚

    Also quick side note, the flights are operated on the 787 and the A350, Do you know if we get mattress covers on a night Flight? Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Anonymous

    Hi [USER=1913]@Samuel Cope[/USER], and welcome!

    Typically, each person earns their own miles — does Qatar have a program that allows you to earn miles for other people’s travel?

    If you can let us know what fare code your flights are booked in we can tell you the best places to credit the trips (for all six of you). There are almost certainly better options than Qatar.

  3. David W

    Looks like QR Privilege [I]does[/I] allow family pooling. [URL]http://www.qatarairways.com/PrivilegeClub/family_programme.page[/URL]

    But the agent is correct – you only earn 25% of family member’s flown miles if you have no status with QR at all. BA Executive Club is the only other program I can think of where a family can pool miles. (jetBlue does but that’s not useful for you at all)

  4. Anonymous

    Pooling the miles may not even be the most useful option though, it will depend on the fare class. That’s about 14k flown miles, so there’s potentially more lucrative choices.

  5. Samuel Cope

    Hi Tiffany, thanks for the Reply. I believe Qatar said that we can create family member accounts in order to let more people have the miles, However Since I have paid, I want all the miles and don’t really want to only get 25% of the miles :/

    Do you know if I transfer them to my Finnair account, I will not get 75% of the miles taken away ?

    I believe the fare code is ( I ), at least that is what is says in brackets next too the bit that says “Business”

    All the best ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Samuel Cope

    [QUOTE=”David W, post: 16892, member: 29″]Looks like QR Privilege [I]does[/I] allow family pooling. [URL]http://www.qatarairways.com/PrivilegeClub/family_programme.page[/URL]

    But the agent is correct – you only earn 25% of family member’s flown miles if you have no status with QR at all. BA Executive Club is the only other program I can think of where a family can pool miles. (jetBlue does but that’s not useful for you at all)[/QUOTE]
    Do you know if I’m able to move my miles to BA from Qatar and still keep all the miles? Since the flight has not happened, I have not been awarded the miles yet and so it gives me the option to send them to any one world member account once I receive them. Do you know if i transferred them to BA, If I would receive 100% off my miles?

  7. David W

    You can credit miles to BA, just put in your BA number when checking in. An I fare earns 125% of flown miles with BA’s program. However, BA Executive Club may be the best program out there since their award chart is distance based.

    If family pooling is a MUST for you, there arent many choices since not all programs have a family pooling option. Some programs allow you to transfer points to another member in the same program but charges a fee.

  8. MidSouthSkier

    [USER=1913]@Samuel Cope[/USER] – Note what [USER=29]@David W[/USER] and [USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER] are saying – change the frequent flyer number BEFORE your flight leaves. Once it’s credited to a FF number there’s no going back or transferring those miles to another partner.

    Also, I believe that if you credit the miles to BA, each person will need their own account, though you can set yourself up as the Head of Household and list the other members. See more info here: [URL]http://www.britishairways.com/en-us/executive-club/household-accounts[/URL]

    So even though each person will accumulate miles separately, they’ll all end up in the same household account and you’re eligible to use those miles.

  9. Samuel Cope

    [QUOTE=”MidSouth Skier, post: 16912, member: 184″][USER=1913]@Samuel Cope[/USER] – Note what [USER=29]@David W[/USER] and [USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER] are saying – change the frequent flyer number BEFORE your flight leaves. Once it’s credited to a FF number there’s no going back or transferring those miles to another partner.

    Also, I believe that if you credit the miles to BA, each person will need their own account, though you can set yourself up as the Head of Household and list the other members. See more info here: [URL]http://www.britishairways.com/en-us/executive-club/household-accounts[/URL]

    So even though each person will accumulate miles separately, they’ll all end up in the same household account and you’re eligible to use those miles.[/QUOTE]

    I have entered my BA account into all of fares, It seems to have worked. The flight is not till august though so I still have time. are there any better recommendations of what to do ? Thanks for all the Help

  10. MidSouthSkier

    I really think each member of the household needs their own account based on this from the link I posted above:
    [I]
    It doesn’t matter if the rest of the household are existing Members or not: [B]they can sign up as part of the Household Account application process[/B]. The Head of the Household will then be able to change Household Account Members at any time.[/I]

    That implies that each person in the household must have their own BA account and their number tied to their reservation. But you, as Head of Household, would dictate who is in the household and thus whose miles pool together.

    I think that even though it accepted your BA number, when it comes time to actually award the miles it won’t work because the name on the ticket does not match the name on the BA account.

    Maybe someone who’s actually used this can chime in here.

  11. Anonymous

    [QUOTE=”Samuel Cope, post: 16914, member: 1913″]I have entered my BA account into all of fares, It seems to have worked.[/QUOTE]

    Yes, but [B]you will only earn miles for the seat that your butt is in[/B]. Your family members will earn their own miles (with their numbers, or none at all (if you leave it as yours). These are frequent [I]flyer[/I] miles, not frequent [I]buyer [/I]miles.

    Follow [USER=184]@MidSouth Skier[/USER]’s advice above — she’s 10000% correct on the process.

    Also, keep in mind that regardless of what name the miles are in, you can use them for anyone. So you don’t have to pool them (though that is probably best in this situation).

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