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

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Spend miles from one loyalty scheme, earn on another (within Skyteam)

Due to poor miles management, I end up owning ~4,000 miles on Flying Blue (Air France) and ~8,000 miles with SKYPASS (Korean Air), both of which belong to SkyTeam. I'd rather own Flying Blue miles as ...
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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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Do any hotel chains do something like a Europe Pass? Like the EuroRail pass, but for hotels

I am doing a tour of Europe for 3 weeks, and thought it would be convenient if I could flexibly book all my accommodation with the same hotel brand, for one flat price? Like the Euro Rail pass. E.g. ...
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Better off using Flying Blue for Air France flights? [closed]

I have 28,000 miles on Skymiles, but will be flying almost exclusively AirFrance (8-10 transatlantic flights/year) for the next year or two. Is there a big difference in the amount of points AirFrance ...
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Is The Mileage Club a legitimate business?

Is The Mileage Club a legitimate safe business to buy miles from?
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How is Delta's MQM minimum per leg affected by fare class?

Under Delta's SkyMiles program (both the old one and the new one that began in 2015,) Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQMs) are earned per mile flown, but earn a minimum of 500 per leg. Additionally, the ...
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Ability to earn double miles on 2 different airlines. (AA and BA) [duplicate]

I am an awards member with both American Airlines and British Airlines. I work in the Middle East and every month I'm either flying to the Middle East or flying home. My company only has an account ...
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Is Spirit Airlines's $9 Fare Club worth it?

Has anyone tried Spirit Airlines's $9 fare club membership ($60/year)? What do you get with your membership, and what makes it worth it?
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Airberlin Platinum Service hotline

Do anyone know what's the new hotline number for Airberlin's Topbonus platinum service hotline? From https://topbonus.airberlin.com/web/tb/platinum-service, it says: +49 (0)30 - 3434 3434 When I ...
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Sum miles in only one miles program

I'm a member of the Executive Club of BA. I'd like to understand if I can earn and put together miles form flights of other companies of the One World alliance. For instance, assume that I have 1000 ...
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How did the cabin crew know that I didn't get my preferred meal in a previous flight?

In a recent flight, I ordered fish, but it was not available, the crew apologized and offered me another meal. Anyway, I flew after that with the same airline, and when they started serving meals, ...
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Is it common practice to allow frequent flyer account access with easily available personal details?

Is it common practice for airline frequent flyer miles programs to allow account access using publicly available personal details? I've just discovered (in the most unfortunate way) that a frequent ...
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What's the cheapest “Digital Reward” in IHG Rewards Club?

I'm registered in the IHG Rewards Club Accelerate 2016 promotion and one of my "challenges" is to redeem a Digital Reward - last one remaining! - to trigger bonus points. What's the cheapest (in ...
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Can I get miles for flights I pay for someone else Alaska Airlines

I traveled to Hawaii with my wife but I forgot to include my Alaska Mileage plan when I reserved the tickets. I submitted my request trough Alaska retro credit website and mine went trough but when I ...
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Flight booked with AirNZ reward dollars, can I use my SA Gold (different loyalty program) to get extra baggage?

Strange question... I have two loyalty programmes, well actually I used to have AirNZ but then switched to SA KrisFlyer as my primary. My AirNZ is just standard level, but my SA KrisFlyer is Gold. I ...
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When canceling a flight purchased with miles, do I get the miles back?

It seems that when you buy a flight using miles, trip insurance doesn't restore or pay for the miles spent purchasing a flight, at least when purchased through a third party. Is it possible to ...
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Weird points calculation at Qantas Frequent Flyer

My wife and I travelled with LAN/TAM last year, together. I bought 2 tickets at the same time/session, that is, same price and conditions for both of us. I entered both of our Qantas Frequent Flyer ...
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Would a non-business traveler ever benefit from collecting air miles, as compared to simply buying the cheapest ticket available?

Looking at various air miles programs around the world, it seems to me that they're only useful for business travelers, who basically get free flights out of their employer's pocket. However for a ...
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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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Frequent Flyer (Downgrading)

I am holding a platinum topbonus card (oneworld emerald) from airberlin but I am quite sure I cannot clock up 100k miles such that I sustain my status by June 2016 this year. Currently, I have 52k / ...
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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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What techniques, tricks or otherwise have you used to get upgrades on flights?

I've travelled a lot. Living in New Zealand or the UK means anywhere is likely a flight, but I've always flown economy. Twice between LA and Auckland I managed to get the exit row after talking ...
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Can I switch OneWorld airline loyalty schemes and retain my benefits?

I am currently American AAdvantage Executive Platinum, and am considering switching to earning through the British Airways Executive Club instead, with the hope of reaching Gold this year (the ...
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Collecting bonus miles from family flights on the Emirates Skywards program

So my sister and grandfather are travelling from SFO-DXB and since it is a one off trip for them, I though I could add them to my family bonus program and collect their 20% miles for myself. How do I ...
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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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Are there any InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) properties in Sri Lanka?

I'm looking at doing a mattress run / mileage run for my IHG Rewards Club account while I'm travelling in Sri Lanka later this month. However, on the IHG site I can't find any rooms for dates in ...
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How do I benefit from flying business class out of Montreal with Swiss?

For the first time, I got upgraded and will fly out of Montreal in business class with Swiss. Now obviously I don't know what perks I can expect. Therefore my question is: Compared to an economy class ...
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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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What ways are there to retain/gain AAdvantage status with American Airlines, apart from flying?

Let's say one is interested in gaining or retaining AAdvantage frequent flyer status with American Airlines (I am happy to broaden the question to other airlines if that's useful). Normally, this ...
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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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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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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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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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Will I get American AAdvantage miles when flying a Qantas flight operated by Emirates?

I normally collect AAdvantage points with American Airlines. I'm considering booking a Qantas flight (LHR->DXB), but some of the flights, whilst having a Qantas flight number, are operated by ...
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How can I pay with both miles/points and cash for a flight on Delta?

I received 50K miles from the Delta Gold card signup bonus and would like to cash in. However, this particular flight would take me 3.5K to 5K miles over. Am I able to use my miles and pay the ...
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Can I earn miles with the skyteam program if a friend of mine buy the ticket for me?

I'm new with any kind of miles program and I am wondering some questions. As assumption I'm considering the SkyTeam program. If a friend of my mine buy two ticket one for him and one for me, he'll ...
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What's the difference between Skyteam and Flying blue?

I am going to reserve a flight with Airfrance and I just subscribed to the Flying Blue program (Airfrance + KLM). Is this program the same as Skyteam? I mean, the miles I earn in Flying Blue are added ...
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Can I claim miles if I bought the Tickets but didn't take the flight?

Due to odd circumstances I didn't have a chance to take a flight. I already bought the tickets and I wasn't able to cancel anything. Can I still Request Miles (Miles and More)?
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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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Does Delta give SkyMiles credit for Aero Mexico flights to Cuba?

I've claimed a few flights with Delta. All seem to have gone through easily, except for a TIJ-MEX-HAV flight. I emailed them the details separately, and they said they've put them through manually. ...
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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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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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When buying flight with AAdvantage points do you still pay $ at the end?

So I am looking at signing up for the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® MasterCard® However, I am pretty confused at how all of the miles redemption options work. I understand that the AAnytime ...
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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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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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What is the difference between Saver and Standard awards on United Mileage Plus?

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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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 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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Collecting hotels.com rewards points for a third-party booking

I'll be staying in a hotel in NYC next week, and the reservation was made by a third party via hotels.com. The email confirmation, which they forwarded to me, included this little snippet: I ...