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Topic # 60343 24-Apr-2010 21:14
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Hi All

I am flying to europe and I will be flying Airnz to london and coming back I am flying Lufthansa from Munich to Hong Kong.

The flight from Munich to Hong Kong has a NZ**** flight number does this mean Airnz considers it to be their flight and will pay the full allocations of airpoints?

Anyone flown Lufthansa, the plane I will be flying in is a A340-600 would be good to know if they are a good airline?

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  Reply # 322480 24-Apr-2010 21:36
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You better ask this to Air NZ, however... You earn Airpoints when you fly on any Star Alliance partner airline. It may not be automatic though and you need to save your boarding passes just in case.




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  Reply # 322484 24-Apr-2010 21:48
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freitasm: You better ask this to Air NZ, however... You earn Airpoints when you fly on any Star Alliance partner airline.


The Rub is at what rate you will have "miles" credited, See the last point on

http://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/airpoints-airline-partner-earning-chart

+ some classes of fare are not eligble for points.


As Mauricio said best talk to your travel agent or AirNZ

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  Reply # 322490 24-Apr-2010 22:06
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mckenndk: Hi All

I am flying to europe and I will be flying Airnz to london and coming back I am flying Lufthansa from Munich to Hong Kong.

The flight from Munich to Hong Kong has a NZ**** flight number does this mean Airnz considers it to be their flight and will pay the full allocations of airpoints?

Anyone flown Lufthansa, the plane I will be flying in is a A340-600 would be good to know if they are a good airline?

Dion


Air NZ has a list of fare classes not eligible on their terms and conditions, under "Earning Airpoints Dollars on Partner Airline Flights"

http://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/airpoints-terms-and-conditions

Definitely agree with Wellygary though, keep your boarding passes, cos that's pretty much the only proof they'll take to say you flew with the other airline. I don't think having a NZ flight number will allocate full Airpoints though, cos it's not an Air NZ plane. I'm sure they'll be able to confirm that if you call them.

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  Reply # 322510 24-Apr-2010 23:35
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mckenndk: The flight from Munich to Hong Kong has a NZ**** flight number does this mean Airnz considers it to be their flight and will pay the full allocations of airpoints?

No - it will be considered a Star Alliance partner flight, so it will earn at the Star partner rate, not the Air New Zealand rate.

This is one of the bugbears of codeshare flights and Airpoints earning.

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  Reply # 322542 25-Apr-2010 07:58
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You will get points, it's just at the lower Star Alliance code share rate.

Rates do vary between airlines, Air Canada for example offer about the best rate out of all Star Alliance carriers.

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  Reply # 323258 26-Apr-2010 21:25
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Post your question at the Flyer Talk forums:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/air-new-zealand-air-points-440/

I always get codeshare Star Alliance Status Points credited. It's a great benefit.

 



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  Reply # 323259 26-Apr-2010 21:28
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I am going to the airnz shop this weeks so I will ask them what the story is about this

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  Reply # 323266 26-Apr-2010 21:54
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mckenndk: I am going to the airnz shop this weeks so I will ask them what the story is about this

You've already been given the answer: you will earn Airpoints Dollars, but only at the Star Alliance partner rate (which for Munich-Hong Kong will be APD35 for discount economy, APD45 for full economy, APD110 for business class, or APD210 for first class).

The Airpoints T&C are quite clear about earning points on Air NZ operated flights vs. partners (section 1.1.6, with a definition of Air NZ operated flights in the definitions section).

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