Falling fowl of codeshare flights

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    On September 29th 2010, I flew LHR SCL via GRU with TAM.

    The LHR GRU sector was on a TAM flight, no problem with obtaining status and destination miles as a bmi Diamond Club member.

    GRU SCL was ‘marketed as JJ8213 but operated by LAN as LAN 754’

    BA tell me I’m not eligible for miles as it was only operated by a One World partner, not marketed as a One World flight and ..

    bmi tell me I’m not eligble for miles as it was operated by LAN and their agreement with TAM doesn’t cover flights by LAN

    When I flew home, both sectors were on TAM ‘branded’ flights so miles appeared within a week for both SCL GRU and GRU LHR

    Am i really not eligible for points / miles from either alliance?



    Hi Andrew,

    I’ve just had a similar problem.

    In November last, I flew BHX-ZRH-DRS return with LX. The ZRH-DRS-ZRH sectors were flown by Cirrus Airways. Despite having an LX code AND being shown as eligible for LH/LX Miles & More mileage, SK EuroBonus inform me that is not eligible for their points, despite the fact that SK, LH and LX are all part of Star Alliance.

    This, apparently, is due to some small print in the SK Term & Conditions about codeshares that, clearly, I didn’t read….

    This ambiguity may well cost me my EuroBonus Gold status so, as you can guess, I am less than pleased….




    re: “Falling Fowl”

    I thought this post would have been about a terminal birdstrike…..


    jaja, very good vk 🙂

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