I’m a skeptic about frequent flyer points anyway. When Ansett collapsed in late 2001 I lost 58000 points in my private account, mostly through use of my diners club card as main credit card.
So when I was trying to get some points from Qantas over my emirates flights to Italy, I was hoping that there might be something, but I was not holding my breath. Today I got an email that I am not eligible for any points for those flights.
Totally OK. But why suggest people are eligible for any points with global partners then? Part of all those alliances is not having to bother carrying a squillion different loyalty cards.
Which means Qantas has just lost credibility with me. Big time.