Qantas will offer codeshares for all Emirates European destinations as well as for upcoming points, Lyon and Warsaw. While Germany, and in particular Lufthansa (or any other country), may challenge a significant part of the Emirates Code on another airline, there would be no need to harmonise Emirates` and Qantas` frequent flyer programmes in the event of disruptions; an interline line would have the same effects, but with differences in the distribution of tariffs in the different GDS”. They may be waiting to see how the lockdown unfolds in Melbourne and whether other states will return to lockdown before making a final decision. It is possible that codeshares for flights departing from Brisbane and Sydney could return, with Melbourne being added at a later date. Emirates, meanwhile, has added more direct flights from Dubai to Sydney and Auckland. Airlines also announced plans to increase the number of Trans-Tasman codeshare flights as well as updated schedules. Despite the lack of Qantas-Emirates code-sharing, legitimate Qantas members can continue to access Emirates Lounges, including Terminal 3 Concourse B in Dubai, although they will notice some changes. If you are a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer or Emirates Skywards loyalty programmes, this alliance also allows you to collect and redeem points for flights flown by one of the two airlines via codeshare bookings. Depending on your membership status and fare, you also have access to airline lounges operated by both Qantas and Emirates. The network is good for customers who want to use Qantas as an anchor carrier and/or loyalty program.
With significant codeshares and interconnections with Emirates, Qantas also generates significant partner sales. Routes from Dubai to other European points could be of interest to Emirates, as Australian airlines have a plethora of air deals, while UAE airlines face bilateral restrictions, with opposition from Germany being strong. Etihad bypassed it with a stake in airberlin, which allows it to allow codeshare on Airberlin Abu Dhabi-Germany routes, including Berlin, the capital that Germany bans UAE airlines. It seems to me that the ability to resuscitate all these codeshares would be more costly in terms of work and cost than it would be worth leaving them in place. In addition to the liquidation of British Airways JSA, Qantas will end its long-standing relationship with Air France, which includes Qantas Codeshare on Air France routes between Asia and Paris CDG. It is estimated that Air France carries 100 passengers per day on Qantas routes with Australia. Qantas will also end its only long-distance codeshare with Cathay Pacific from Hong Kong to Rome. Codeshare with Finnair Asia in Helsinki continues for now (Emirates serves Paris and Rome, but not Helsinki). .