AA miles on AB coded flight operated by BA?

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  1. rwoman
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    Hi Everyone,

    I hope you all had a good weekend.

    I flew LHR-STR-LHR this weekend - it was a BA flight, but SATO booked it as AB. Fortunately, I was able to use OW Sapphire benefits.

    However I'm thinking I will not get miles for the flight...thoughts?

    Thanks!
    Robin
     
  2. MSPeconomist
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    What's AB? It's not in the pop-up dictionary. Could you mean IB? (=Iberia)
     
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    If it's IB (Spain's national carrier), since they're now tight partners with BA and AA, maybe even with a joint venture, it shouldn't be a problem to get miles, although one always must be careful about booking classes one you go beyond USA legacy carriers. I assume your FF number was properly attached to the booking and you've kept boarding passes and other documents.
     
  4. rwoman
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    Air Berlin :)
     
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    As in my other post, it was Air Berlin...who is eventually joining OW. My AA# was in the booking, so we'll see what happens. I'm not expecting to get the miles, but will be glad if I do. :D
     
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    Oh, sorry, I missed that. If they're not yet an AA partner, I'd be surprised if you get AA miles unless the fact that it was BA operated matters for oneworld. I've learned during the NW-DL merger to avoid codeshares unless absolutely necessary. I think they're basically deceptive anyway.
     
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    No chance..I believe
    I cannot think of a any instance where OW code share flights operated by other carriers earn AA miles.
     

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