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How to calculate AA eqm/eqd on CX marketed, AA operated flight

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by VN-elite, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. VN-elite

    VN-elite New Member

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    Hello friends. I have an upcoming flight, AA 193, from LAX to HKG in A class. The flight was marketed by CX and identified as a CX codeshare flight. I've read and re-read the the guidelines on the AA website for EQM/EQD and I'm still uncertain. Is this considered a "To earn AAdvantage miles when you fly on Cathay Pacific marketed and Cathay Pacific codeshare flights operated by oneworld carriers and affiliate" situation - even if that oneworld carrier is AA and I'm trying to get AA miles?

    If so, that seems to make this A class ticket eligible for 100% base, 50% cabin bonus, 1.5 EQM, and 30% of miles flown for EQDs.

    But that doesn't right to calculate AA miles and eqm/eqd this way for an AA operated flight.

    I'm sure all you experts out there know much better than I do. Any insight will be appreciated.
     
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  2. rickyw

    rickyw Well-Known Member

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    Where did you purchase the ticket? From American or Cathay?
     
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  3. VN-elite

    VN-elite New Member

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    Cathay.
     
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  4. rickyw

    rickyw Well-Known Member

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    Gotcha. Then, yes. As you said, you will earn 100% base, 50% cabin bonus, 1.5 EQM, and 30% of miles flown for EQDs.

    Earnings are based on how you purchased the ticket

    If you had purchased through AA, then you would have earned 2.0 EQM, EQDs based on the actual cost of the ticket, and redeemable miles based on your Advantage status and cost of the ticket. So depending on the cost of your ticket, you'd be trading lower EQM earning for higher EQD earning
     
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  5. VN-elite

    VN-elite New Member

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    Thanks for confirming this. I generally fly AS and don't have a lot of experience with the AA. This was one of those Cathay new year's eve fares for $1000. Where others ended up with CX flights, I couldn't seem to snag those - getting errors each time. But this option on AA A class ended up going through. I'm still delighted.
     
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  6. rickyw

    rickyw Well-Known Member

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    15 hours in first class for $1,000 is hard to complain! Enjoy :)
     
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