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How does free baggage for Frequent Traveler status work?

I have gained Frequent Traveler status with Miles & More on my last travel. One of the benefits is additional free baggage. From Miles & More status comparison: Total amount of free ...
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Can I double-dip a flight and claim it for both United and Lufthansa status miles?

I've always booked United flights, but some legs of the "United" trips (ticket codes all starting 016) are operated by Lufthansa. I've already/automatically got these flights for United MileagePlus ...
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Can Apple Wallet manage US, EU, and Asia cards?

I'm searching on behalf of someone in the US who is currently using Key Ring on his iPhone, which doesn't support use in the EU. I have read that Apple Pay is usable almost globally, but I'm wondering ...
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How TAP airlines counts miles from a partner airline

The following flight has 4 different options for how much money to pay: I assume that "10% TAP Miles&Go Miles" means that a 1000 mile flight would only result in 100 miles being added to your TAP ...
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Can I collect miles from one alliance if the operating carrier is in another alliance?

Mostly when collecting miles with legacy carriers in one of the big three alliances, things are very clear: if the operating carrier is in the alliance, the marketing carrier and ticketing carrier ...
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On what tickets or flights are Flying Blue XP earned?

I am not sure if this applies generally to other loyalty programmes, or if this question should be about Flying Blue specifically. Flying Blue XP ("Experience points") are earned on flights with KLM, ...
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Seat selection on Economy MileSAAver [duplicate]

If I use my miles to buy an American Economy MileSAAver tickets, do I get to pick my seats when I book the flight?
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Is this still valid in 2019 - Do you earn miles for trips that you flew, but you didn't buy? [duplicate]

I know that this question has been answered back in 2012. But is the answer still valid as of today - 2019? Do you earn miles for trips that you flew, but you didn't buy?
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Earning Miles on an Expedia itinerary with two airlines in different alliances

I am looking to book some flights for Christmas and have found an interesting itinerary on Expedia that I am considering to book. However the outbound and return legs are operated by two different ...
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Skipping the last leg of a return flight; any impact on frequent flyer miles?

Suppose I have this itinerary: outbound: A -> B -> C inbound: C -> B -> D -> A A, B, D are cities in the US, C is a city overseas. I'll have only carry-on luggage. One detail: this ticket has ...
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Upgraded at counter - not receiving Krisflyer miles?

I upgraded one of my legs on a flight from economy class to business class at the counter for Singapore Airlines (and paid ~$1200 USD for that). I'm trying to go back to claim missing miles, but they ...
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Do “last-minute” upgrades qualify for airline reward points?

Sometimes when checking in for a flight online, I see that the operator offers an upgrade (for a better seat or class) for a lot less than the normal fare would be. In such cases, does the upgrade ...
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Uber — do you get rewards points when adding funds?

I've been using Uber Rewards for a while now, and have just noticed that Uber offers discounts if I pre-charge my account (e.g., I can buy $100, which never expires, for $95). My question is how do ...
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As Singapore Airlines (Krisflyer) Gold, can I bring my family into the lounge on a domestic Virgin Australia flight?

Singapore Airlines (SQ) has an extensive partnership with Virgin Australia, meaning that SQ Krisflyer elite members enjoy most of the same perks as Virgin frequent flyers. One of those perks is that ...
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Can I use Qantas Frequent Flier points to book flights with British Airways?

Qantas and British Airways are part of the OneWorld alliance; so air-miles/points, from British Airways get added to my Qantas frequent flier card. I am looking to do a short haul flight from the UK ...
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When do you get frequent flier miles - when you buy, or when you fly?

When are you awarded your frequent flier miles and the corresponding benefits? For example, if I have 5 miles left before I get to "gold" status and I'm about to depart on a round trip, will I get ...
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How does the bus fare payment work in Israel?

I try to find prices for intercity buses in Israel, but I always get to weak designed website of a company representative (Egged Transport) with huge tables of stops and “other currency” instead of ...
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Which frequent flyer card to use?

I am new to these programs, and my flight is always the Athens-Munich ale re tour, with a Lufthansa flight (booked via the Lufthansa website). I fly on the economy class, with my hand luggage only. I ...
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If I book a flight ticket and indicate a frequent-flyer number during the booking, will the number appear on the flight ticket or boarding pass?

If I book a flight ticket and indicate a frequent-flyer program membership number during the booking, will the membership number always appear on the flight ticket or boarding pass?
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Why do I get fewer miles on MNL-IST-GRU vs MNL-IST on Turkish Airlines?

If I book Manila to São Paulo (with a stopover in Istanbul) on Turkish Airlines I only earn 1,250 miles in my account. But if I book Manila to Istanbul, it's 7,082 miles. Why does the shorter flight ...
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Do any Oneworld loyalty programs allow retrospective miles/points claims for a non-member at time of travel?

I had some flights on Cathay Pacific recently that I would like to claim miles/points for retrospectively. As Marco Polo Club of Cathay charges a 100 USD membership fee, I will not use that program. ...
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Stopping miles from expiring on American Airlines

I have about 35k AAdvantage miles with American Airlines that are about to expire. I understand that if I fly with American this will reset the clock for another 18 months. (Alternately I could ...
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Is it possible to collect Nectar points via Trainline?

Since I am not eligible for any Railcard, the only available discount/bonus scheme is Nectar Card for me. GWR, SWR, LNER and Virgin Trains allow to collect Nectar points and I have already linked a ...
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Can you upgrade a Qantas flight with Enrich points?

Is it possible to upgrade a Qantas flight with Enrich (Malaysia Airlines) points? Do Qantas allow flyers to use frequent flyer points from other one world airlines? I know that business lounge access ...
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Problem Claiming miles (Star Alliance) operated by SK

I had a roundtrip flight with Lufthansa to US via Frankfurt. This was four flights in total. So far I managed to claim all my miles from the first 3 flights however the final flight from FRA to ARN ...
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Using airline FF program shopping button (Chrome) on hotel websites - Double-dip?

asking if anyone tried this. Talking about Shopping button extensions from FF programs (AAdvantage eShopping, United MileagePlus etc.) They sometimes have hotel websites possible for mileage ...
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Crediting a Star Alliance codeshare flight to a third partner airline FF program

What mileage table is used in the case where there is a codeshare flight marketed by Airline 1, operated by Airline 2, but where the miles are credited to Airline 3 - if they were all part of Star ...
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Wait list for award redemption JAL

What is the "wait list" for award redemption with miles? I found it on the JAL airlines site. How does it work and which airlines have this practice? And maybe somebody could share some success rates?
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Old Marriott Gold perks after SPG/Marriott account merger

Last year, I acquired Starwood (SPG) Gold through staying a bunch of nights at SPG properties. When I linked my account with Marriott, I was comped to Marriott Gold, which provides a series of very ...
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International Travel - Travel Rewards Cards/Info - What to carry with me? [closed]

I am planning to travel internationally in the coming months. I had signed up for a quite a few rewards/mileage programs previously. I was wondering - should I take all the rewards/mileage program ...
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Would ANA still honour reward ticket if Jet airways goes bust

I have frequent flyer miles with Jet airways, with which I have booked a ticket with partner airline ANA. Now Jet airways is struggling with finances and things are getting worse. I have a confirmed ...
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If an airline goes bust or insolvent, what happens to frequent flyer miles and reward tickets?

I have a good number of frequent flyer miles with Jet airways, which is running into financial troubles. This is getting me a little worried and I have the following questions about it: I have used ...
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Honeymoon Trip: First Class & Economy mix on SQ & Star Alliance

[Please skip to the question at the end if you don't want to read the entire situation.] I'm planning my honeymoon far in advance because I will purchase Singapore Airlines's Round The World Trip ...
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Does adding your frequent flier number to a person's reservation grant them any of your privileges?

I know that if I enter my own frequent flier number on another person's reservation/check-in, I will get miles for their flight. But let's say I have a certain status with the airline - would entering ...
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What are the advantages of using the Flying Blue program?

I recently booked a ticket via Air France, and when I wanted to create an account on their website, it gave me the option of creating either an Air France account, or a Flying Blue account. I have the ...
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Hotels.com discount [closed]

I've accumulated 3 nights on hotels.com. Will hotels.com give me credit on those for a discount on a room now?
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Book a JAL flight, marketed by AA: mileage earnings on Alaska?

I noticed a JAL roundtrip that is somehow significantly cheaper when purchased through an AA codeshare. JAL has great mileage earning rates on Alaska, especially on premium cabins. If purchased ...
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Booking a BUD-HEL Finnair flight using Avios

I have some frequent-flyer points (Avios) in my Iberia.com account, but I am having difficult time spending them. I want to fly a nonstop return flight Budapest-Helsinki AY1252 with return AY1255 ...
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Emirates - Family bonus account with multiple frequent flyers

Me and two other family members all have skywards accounts and are currently all accumulating miles on our own. Does the family bonus program allow me to earn 20% of their miles on top of them ...
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Can I earn mileage separately for 2 legs of the same trip?

I'm flying ICN-DFW-EZE-DFW-ICN on AA in Premium Economy. ICN-DFW and DFW-ICN qualify for mileage on KE. Can I request AA mileage for DFW-EZE-DFW, considering that my luggage will be checked in from ...
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Privacy disadvantages of 'frequent flyer miles' program

I am flying quite often, but never signed up for frequent flyer miles card. I am skeptic about my privacy. I also don't understand very well how frequent flyer miles work. With a search engine I ...
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Airlines credit card booking for a friend using my credit card

This question is about earning miles. I have an airlines credit card, which gives me 2x miles and it is linked to my AAdvantage account. When I use my credit card to book tickets for a friend, do I ...
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Managing frequent flyer miles when split across many different frequent-flyer programs

Mint.com is convenient to have an overview of one's bank/brokerage/retirement accounts. Is there any similar website for frequent flyer miles?
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Is it better flying First Class Flex or a cheaper First Class option? [closed]

Is it better flying in First Class Flex (more Frequent Flyer points and a full refund) or a less expensive option (having to pay a bit for a refund and fewer Frequent Flyer points)?
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Virgin Australia and Swiss Airlines frequent flyer points

On Virgin Australia's Velocity Frequent Flyer program (gold status), if I fly Singapore Airline and Swiss Airlines in a multi ticket business class, will I get points and status credits? This ...
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Star Alliance programme with free expiry date extension

I'm currently enrolled at Victoria (by TAP). Even though I collected new miles over the holidays, my old miles will expire. What other Star Alliance programme would extend the expiry date of all my ...
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When are alliance frequent flier accounts mutually supported?

Say an airline alliance has airlines A, B, C, and D. I have only registered for a frequent flier account for A. I am booking on C. When I book on Expedia, I have a dropdown option for basically every ...
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Not able to manage award flight via Manage bookings

I had frequent flyer miles for Jet Airways and using those miles I booked an award flight with Lufthansa, which is a partner airline with Jet. But I am not able to manage my flight on Lufthansa's ...
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Which hotel chains offer paid membership for their elite status?

Which hotel chains offer paid membership for their elite status? Usually to get to an Elite status with a hotel chain you have to accumulate a certain number of stays or points. I wonder if there are ...
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What's the difference between bonus and status miles?

Turkish Airlines offers me on their website to convert my bonus Miles into status Miles. What miles are applied to get a ticket as a reward?