And there in lies the rub, you shouldnt need to do a lot of reasearch when booking to make sure you get points, especially something like one world with such major carriers, get best price, yes but points, no.
Sure I would expect it on skyteam or SA as they have so many smaller airlines.
I have 2 more round world in the next 3 months with BA/Cathay/AA and AE coming, will be intersting to see what points i get.
london-HK-LA-San D-seattle-chicago-lexington-chicago-philly-london. I can already see the 4 S’s on my tickets in the US…all those one ways!!