Earning frequent flyer miles/points, redemption, inter-airline point transfers

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Do I have to purchase tickets with the airline's credit card to get the benefits?

I'm planning a trip with my family and would like to take advantage of the benefits on my wife's Citi Platinum Select / AAdvantage® World Mastercard but purchase the tickets with another card. The ...
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Award travel by combining money payment and miles with United Airlines

Is it possible to get a round-trip ticket using a combination of dollars and miles on United Airlines, in an economical way? For example, suppose I want to use miles for the outbound leg, but pay for ...
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Difference between AAdvantage “points” and “miles”

When I review my American Airlines AAdvantage account, I notice that I am accruing both "points" and "miles". Both appear to play a role in determining my elite status, but I can't seem to find the ...
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What is the Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club mileage multiplier for Premium Economy?

Here goes with a Flyertalk type question.... As a Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club member, I can earn frequent flier miles for Cathay Pacific flights. I can also earn miles for flights taken on any ...
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Determining All Nippon Airways class code - Class H or Class Y on a flight?

A flight I had says on the E Ticket under class - H(Y). On Air New Zealand's points claim (Star Alliance partner), it has both H and Y. Which one is it? If it helps, it was with All Nippon Airways, ...
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Which frequent flyer programs allow pooling of status credits?

I know the Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer program allows pooling of travel into a single beneficiary for a whole family. This can be useful where one person travels a lot while the rest ...
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Is there a database of hotels that shows what loyalty systems they accept?

When I travel I find it very difficult to find out whether I can accrue Delta or AA miles, or IHG or HHilton points. Often I have to call and talk to the hotel, and still sometimes the person on the ...
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Cheapest way to get HON circle status?

I'm looking for the absolute cheapest way to get the Star Alliance HON circle status. For that you have to collect 600,000 status miles in two calendar years. I don't care about long layovers or a lot ...
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Is having multiple air travel loyalty programs possible?

I have an account at Flying Blue, but I've never used it (I just signed up online). Now I want an account at Asia Miles. Will it affect me in any way if I just leave the FB account dormant and sign ...
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Maximizing Loyalty Programs - For a New Road Warrior

So basically from November, to at least some time in March I will be traveling every week for work. I pretty much must stay in Hilton family of hotels, pretty much have to rent from Enterprise or ...
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Can I do anything useful with a small number of soon-to-expire US Air Miles?

I have a small but not negligible stash of US Airways miles that are about to expire. I do most of my flying through other airlines, so earning more to avoid expiration (or using them on an upgrade) ...
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Can you transfer Qantas Frequent Flyer Points to other (non-family) members?

Someone's offered to sell me QFF points. I realise you can transfer between family members, but I was wondering whether this is in line with their terms and conditions for non-family members.
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Is it possible to use Hilton HHonors points at partner hotels?

Is it possible to use Hilton HHonors points at other hotel affiliated with Hilton? Or, put more generally, what are some strategies on making the most of Hilton HHonors points.
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Could I use American Express rewards points for Eurostar

Could I use American Express Reward Points to book my Eurostar from London to Paris?
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Are there any ways to get American Airlines systemwide upgrades, apart from having Executive Platinum status?

I used to have American Airlines Executive Platinum status, which entitles one to eight systemwide upgrades each year. These are extremely valuable and were easily the best benefit (essentially they ...
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Avios points awarded for BA partner airline flights

I am in the BA executive club. What are the rules for receiving points for flights operated by the partner airlines? Last time I flew Finnair, I got exactly 25% of the points that I would have ...
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Free Amtrak Lounge Access with No Ticket

Amtrak Select Plus and Select Executive statuses provide Unlimited access to ClubAcela®, Amtrak's Metropolitan LoungeSM, First class lounges and United Club lounges. Can an Amtrak Select ...
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Resource for information on airport lounges access for non-members?

I've been told sometimes you can get a club member with status to take you in as a guest. I've also had a friend tell me, for example, in Santiago (SCL) he paid $30 to get in, which for a shower, ...
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Why are no upgrades with miles available on United?

I plan to buy 2 economy tickets from Newark to Edinburgh on United and then use miles to upgrade them to BUS. But every single date I check has "no award upgrades available". I am more than six ...
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Is the Travelodge chain in the UK part of any loyalty programme?

I know that the Travelodge chain of hotels in some regions of the world is part of the Wyndham Rewards programme. However, I'm not quite sure whether the UK chain (it doesn't seem to be affiliated ...
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Converting Virgin Australia flights into AirNZ Airpoints

Evidently, Virgin Australia flights can be used to earn AirNZ airpoints, something I wish I'd found out a few months earlier so that I could have claimed a flight last year. However, I'm struggling ...
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Medallion Qualification Miles vs. regular miles

I'm considering applying for a Delta SkyMiles credit card. The Platinum card says you can get 5,000 MQMs (Medallion Qualification Miles) and up to 30,000 bonus miles. Based on the wording I think ...
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Is collecting miles for Cathay Pacific worth it for semi-frequent long-haul flights?

I'll be flying two return trips a year, with a possible extra trip in the rare case of unforeseeable occurrences. This will be for at least 4 years. The flights are Heathrow - Hong Kong, 5990 ...
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How does one search for flights with miles? Or is it simply a post-selection operation?

I have started to accumulate a few decent miles with some airlines. In the past, I've merely used miles to reduce the cost - choose a flight, apply points, voila. However, I was wondering if there ...
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What is the most efficient way to use Best Western Rewards after staying at a hotel?

So I'm staying in a Best Western Hotel for around 7 nights and would like to use my rewards for either United Airlines, American Airlines, or Delta (or maybe for additional Best Western Hotel stays, ...
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How do family members earn points in Qantas Frequent Flyer?

As far as I understood, the only way to get points from Qantas flights is being a Frequent Flyer member. If I'm a Qantas Frequent Flyer and my wife is not, and we are going to make a trip together, ...
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Can I earn SNCF Voyager points, for a booking made without the membership number?

Having now worked out what the SNCF Voyageur program is, I've gone ahead and joined it, as I've a number of TGV journeys coming up in the coming months. The slight wrinkle is that most of these TGV ...
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How can I use my new Miles and More membership?

After being extremely confused on how Miles and More and Star Alliance and the other big alliances (SkyTeam and OneWorld) work, I decided to register at the Miles and More website. From what I'm able ...
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Will I receive Explorer card benefits if my employer pays for my flight?

My employer flies me out every couple of months and pays for my flight, and it always seems to be with United. I was wondering, if I get the Chase Explorer card, will I still be awarded miles for ...
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Can I credit travel on one RailTeam member to the frequent traveller program of another?

I know that with airline alliances and partnerships, you can credit flights on one airline in the alliance/partnership to a frequent traveller program of another. Does the same thing apply for travel ...
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What are the choices of cost-effective Lounges at European Airports?

Assume Mathew's earnings per year are more than 30,000 euros. He pays now for lounges: about 30 euros for one visit. So he pays now about 500 euros every year for lounges. He needs to travel only ...
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How does the MileagePlus frequent flyer program work?

The Saver Award destinations are quite limited. Do the standard awards allow you to fly between any two cities in the continental U.S.?
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Will Alaska always give credit for flights if both marketing and actual airline are partners?

As an example, KLM flight 6162 is not on their list of KLM flights that they credit for mileage. But the funky thing is that both KLM (the marketing airline) and the actual airline (Delta) are both ...
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Is it possible to consolidate Virgin (Velocity) with AirNZ Airpoints?

I have, frustratingly, ended up with points in both the Velocity program, and the Airpoints program (Virgin and Air New Zealand). I know if I fly Virgin, I can choose either to have the points put ...
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How do I evaluate the HHonors “Earning Style” options?

Hilton gives one the option to earn points and points; fixed or variable miles with airline partners. How can I decide which one is better for me? I have Delta as airline provider.
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How can I apply Disney Reward points toward a vacation that is several years out?

I have a Chase Disney Rewards credit card and some of my accumulated points are beginning to expire. Our family will likely not visit Disney for another 3 or 4 years. Are there any reward purchases ...
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Reinstating expired MileagePlus miles

Just realized when booking some travel that I forgot to take action last October to prevent some mileage from expiring. As per http://www.ualmiles.com/ReinstatementMiles.jsp, it is possible to ...
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Which loyality program should I use for my Aerolineas Argentinas flights?

In December 2013 and January 2014 I did a couple of flights with Aerolineas Argentinas. Since some of them would let me earn a lot of miles, I'd like to join a loyalty program where I'll get miles for ...
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What is the most effective way to use United (MileagePlus) miles?

Over the past few years I've accumulated enough MileagePlus miles on United for a reward. I've never used miles before, and was wondering how to use them to get the most out of them. Is simply booking ...
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Do the SNCF fidelity “points monnaie” expire when switching status?

I am currently a member of the SNCF fidelity program and I am a "Grand Voyageur", a status that lets you collect points ("points monnaie") for every euro spent. Soon, it will be the anniversary of my ...
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Frequent travel between Berlin and London - what benefits/perks can I get?

I'm currently living in London, but I'll be moving to Berlin early next year - and I'll definitely be staying for a fair while. I've still got friends and family in London and Manchester, so it's ...
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Do Hilton Points and Money stays count toward elite status?

I'm going to taking a trip next week where I've booked a room with rewards points. When I look at it some more though, I'm starting to think that it might make more sense to use Hilton's Points and ...
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Will American Airlines let me fly first class by buying miles?

I have an interesting problem and am hoping you might have some insight. I want to book a ticket to go to Michigan for my sisters graduation Leaving on May 1st after 8pm or may 2nd in the morning and ...
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Best option to get cheap flights for flying Vancouver to Geneva return 10 to 15 times

For the coming 5 years, my fiancee and I will travel once a year (maybe even twice a year for my fiancee) between from Vancouver to Geneva and return. I know nothing about how one can accumulate ...
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Where to sell my reward airmiles? [closed]

I have 300 000 Delta reward miles and don't need tickets from my Airline. Where can I sell there airmiles? If it's not possible to sell them, where can I exchange them for miles of other airlines?
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Is “Flying Return” the only available loyalty program for Air India?

I'm flying with Air India and I was looking in which loyalty programs Air India is a member. It turned out, that Air India has its own loyalty program called "Flying Return". From the homepage, it ...
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What to do with a small number of United miles, starting in New Zealand?

I have 23,000 miles and my wife has 36,000 miles from United (MileagePlus). They are going to expire in 30 days and I know I can prevent it by spending/earning miles, but I'd like to spend them in ...
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Has United recently changed calculating miles based on distance to based on fare?

From United's page on earning miles, it seems that for most United flights, miles are awarded based on the fare rather than on the distance. As far as I've noticed, the miles I get from calculation ...
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Can I pay for one traveler's round trip fare to Scotland and use miles for the other traveler's fare on United?

My husband and I are planning a trip to Scotland this spring. I have enough miles for a round trip using saver and standard awards on United for one of us. I'd like to use miles for one ticket and ...
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La Quinta Returns nightly rate

I stayed last year in a La Quinta Hotel and I have about 15000 points. I would like to make a reservation using those points but I don't understand if the nightly rate is, for example, (15000 points + ...