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

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Probability of first-class upgrade with only Platinum status?

In the AAdvantage program, there are 3 statuses, Gold, Platinum and Platinum Executive. The Platinum has a "72-hour upgrade window". The Executive has a 100-hour window. I assume this refers to when ...
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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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How free nights are redeemed at hotels.com?

Once you stay for 10 nights with hotels.com you get 1 free night. However, how exactly does it work? Do you just pay for taxes? Or does redeemable value covers just part of the price? Or have limits ...
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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 find out how many Miles I will receive on Royal Plus?

I'm flying from Zurich to Auckland with Cathay Pacific via Hong-Kong next year, and am considering getting the miles accredited to a Royal Jordanian Frequent Flyer account (Royal Plus), as they have ...
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With Capital One rewards credit cards: if I book on United, do I get PQM?

I am reconsidering which credit card I want to be using for my business. I am thinking about the Capital One card with mileage as a reward. Here is an FAQ for the rewards: ...
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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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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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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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Is it still possible to find mileage run flights and if so, how?

I need about 8000 miles by the end of the year to retain my Elite status with Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles (and consequently my Star Alliance Gold level). In my mind, spending some money to do a ...
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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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How can I change my FF number on Iberia/British Airways to American Airlines?

I booked a flight from Buenos Aires to London through Iberia (one of the legs is via British Airways). When I get to fill my personal information, the frequent flyer number is already filled with my ...
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Is there an airline ticket like a bus pass with unlimited trips?

I travel to Sweden from The UK twice a year and it would be good to have an airplane pass for 10 years for example. To clarify I'd like to buy a ticket that allows me to travel on unlimited journeys ...
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What is the typical ratio of paid versus free miles in frequent flyer programs? [closed]

I realize that this varies from program to program and depends on various factors. But just as a general rule of thumb what is the ratio of miles you have to pay to free miles in a typical program? ...
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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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Is it possible to transfer miles between SkyTeam program members?

I have some miles in Aeroflot Bonus program, some more in the FlyingBlue (KLM / Air France) and some more in other programs, but my concern is regarding the Aeroflot and AirFrance programs. Is ...
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Joining and getting miles for prior flights?

I fly a lot.. stupidly I have never been in any frequent flyer program. I just come back from Europe to Korea last week flying Emirates, flew there 2.5 months ago on China Southern, apart from low ...
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How to contribute British Airways air miles to Qatar Airways without having first flown Qatar?

I've just flown on British Airways, and foresee flying with Qatar Airways (BA's partner in Oneworld alliance) in the near future. I haven't flown with Qatar, though. Is there a way I can "give" my air ...
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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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Using American Airline Miles

I'm trying to book a flight for my mom to Shanghai by using my AA miles but I'm not sure if I should use Anytime Miles or MileSAver Miles. If I booked her Anytime miles would the possibility of ...
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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 + ...
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Claiming air miles for Air Alaska with codeshares

I flew from CHC to AKL with AirNZ, claimed the points. Then from AKL to NAD to HNL with Air Pacific, claimed as partner of Qantas with OneWorld. Then flew from HNL to SEA to YVR with Alaska Airlines. ...
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How can I check my status on an American Airlines promotion?

I registered with an American Airlines promotion to get "elite" status if I flew certain numbers of miles before the end of the year. I assume that once I register I need to do nothing further. I have ...
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Using AA Aviator Awards

I signed up for a US Airways, now AA Aviator Credit card and earned 50,000 miles. When I go online to redeem there are two choices of seats, Economy Miles Saver (none available for my dates) and ...
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Changing Address to a US Address and Dollar Requirement

Suppose that as a non-US person, I have United Silver status. I thus have >25K PQM. However, what happens if I don't have $3K PQD but I change my address to a US address? Do I lose the status?
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How far in advance do Qantas release reward flights?

I do most of my earning and spending of miles on British Airways (BA), who normally post their award flights 355 days out. (That's the initial load, sometimes they post more seats nearer departure). ...
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Choosing an airline alliance [closed]

I never paied much attention to this. Is it worth being loyal to an airline alliance? What should I look for when choosing which alliance to be loyal to?
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Canceling points-booked United flight?

Does anyone know if it is possible to cancel points-booked United flight (with refund?)? I booked flights to Portugal for end of November, but now having second thoughts due to all that Ebola stuff. I ...
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How to use a “code avantage” discount code from the SNCF Voyageur program?

Thanks to this earlier question on the SNCF Voyageur program, I now know roughly how the program works, and I've signed up for it. Despite some issues with previously bought tickets, I've managed to ...
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BA Executive club avios expiration

My last flight with BA was 13-Aug-14. As I understand I have to have some transaction within 36 months to keep avios - eg till february 2016. I bought a flight in december 2015 but it is scheduled to ...
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How to make up miles to reach a United Airlines elite status?

I have accumulated 93,000 miles by 12/25 this year, 7000 miles short of United 100K status. What are my options to reach 100K status without actually making another flight? Can I buy a trip, but ...
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Questions about MileSAAver Economy rewards

I'm looking into using AA rewards miles toward a family flight next summer. I've looked at the AA award chart and the MileSAAver Economy tickets sound appealing because of the low cost in miles, but ...
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Is it illegal/against rules to combine miles from different airlines? [duplicate]

I have accumulated miles on different airlines, all of them are part of the star alliance but unfortunately I signed up for individual airline programs and accumulated miles on them. Can I consolidate ...
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Do I have a fighting chance trying to avoid $50 charge for miles credit with United MileagePlus? [closed]

I (actually a friend of mine, but I will use myself here for simplicity) have created for United MileagePlus account. I have flown twice in the past year with United and figured that it would help to ...
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Which frequent flyer program is best to be redeemed on Air India flights

Which frequent flyer program/credit-card will give me best value for redemption on a RT flight on Air India between US and India? Air India's own FF program is not that great, and it will take me too ...
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Which is the best frequent flyer program to join? [closed]

I am guessing it would be an airline in Star Alliance or One world based on the partner airline benefits. But which of these airlines would be better? I choose United because it has quite a few ...