Air Berlin flights ex-Australia to Europe. QFF status credits and points?

Hi all

I’ve just noticed that Air Berlin codeshares on the Etihad flights out of Melbourne to Abu Dhabi with onward connections to Europe. I’ve been trying to decide if this meets Qantas FF’s definition of an ‘eligible flight’ for the purposes of earning status credits and points.


16:45 Melbourne, MEL 23:55 Abu Dhabi, AUH AB4201 (on Etihad)
02:10 Abu Dhabi, AUH 06:30 Dusseldorf, DUS AB4009 (on Etihad)
07:50 Dusseldorf, DUS 09:50 Florence, FLR AB8882

What are your thoughts? QFF points or not?

Isn’t too difficult to discover. You just have to look at status credit earn for airberlin on Qantas website, which says “Qantas Points and Status Credits are earned on all eligible fare or booking classes, except on airberlin and airberlin affiliate codeshare flights operated by an airline other than Qantas or a oneworld® alliance airline.” Etihad is an example of an airberlin codeshare flight operated on an airline other than oneworld, so no, you cannot earn Qantas status credits.

Right. Thanks for your help. I’ve now found the tables which are very helpful.