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Delta Points Question

Delta has a policy on not using the last leg of an international ticket. Do I lose the frequent flier points on the whole flight, or just the last leg?
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American: Can credit be converted to frequent flier miles? [closed]

With American Airlines, can credit be converted to frequent flier miles?
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How much does one American Airline frequent flier mile equal in US$?

How much does one American Airline frequent flier mile equal in 🇺🇸 dollars ($)?
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Do Alaska MVP members still board in Group B if you purchase the Saver fare?

Alaska's boarding rules say that MVP passengers board in Group B. They also say that Saver fare passengers board in Group F. Which rule will take precedence if an MVP passengers buys the Saver fare? I'...
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How to get partner's booking reference on BA Avios reservation?

I booked an Alaska ticket using BA Avios. BA gives their own booking reference which Alaska doesn't recognize. How to find the Alaska booking reference for this reservation? It doesn't seem to be ...
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As a UK resident, what is the best way to use my Aeroflot miles which are expiring soon?

I have 42k of Aeroflot miles and now live in the UK, but unfortunately due to the Chinese pandemic restrictions, I didn't fly to China at all (on China Southern) in 2022 and 2023 and my miles are ...
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Why would an airline stop awarding frequent flyer miles and loyalty points to passengers who don’t book tickets directly with them?

I read this blogpost titled American Airlines Will Stop Awarding Frequent Flyer Miles and Loyalty Points to Passengers Who Don’t Book Direct. It makes me wonder: why would an airline stop awarding ...
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How do airlines make money or get some other kind of advantage when I book a flight using miles not earned from flying?

Let's say I have a credit card1 that awards me with miles for my expenses (each X dollars spent = Y miles earned). When I use my card to buy products and services, the money goes to the places I spent ...
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What can I do with less than 5000 expiring Hilton Honors points?

I have a couple of thousand Hilton Honors points expiring in July. I virtually never stay in Hiltons and have no plans to do so before or after July, so I'd prefer to just clear out my balance and be ...
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Websites to calculate probability of upgrade for flight

Are there websites that will try to calculate the probability of an upgrade for a particular flight and date? I suppose the occupancy rate of business and economy class and other factors would help ...
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Number of flight legs criterion for Star Alliance Gold instead of miles?

Typically, Star Alliance Gold status is granted on the basis of a number of status miles flown in a year. I am wondering, are there airlines which also grant status based on a certain minimum number ...
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Travel Credit Card To Alliance Partner? Capital One Venture X -> British Airways -> OneWorld -> JAL?

I was wondering if anyone has experience transferring points from a travel credit card to a partner of that credit card and then to an airline within that airline's point alliance? Is that something ...
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What was the issue with the proposed Delta loyalty program changes?

What were the proposed changes to the Delta loyalty program in mid 2023, and why was there such a backlash, and how is it set up now?
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Can I see how many EuroBonus points I will get for a SAS flight before taking it?

I have an upcoming flight with SAS which should net me a decent amount of points if past history is anything to go by. I would like to know this given that I'm very close to the number of points ...
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What happens when Expedia has two frequent flier numbers for you for the same alliance?

British Airways and American Airlines are both part of the Oneworld alliance and I have frequent flier numbers for both of them - for American AAdvantage and British Airways Executive Club. And they'...
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Are there any downsides if someone picks up my boarding pass and adds my reservation to their Business Extra account for small business program credit

I read on viewfromthewing.com (mirror): To be sure, your boarding pass still has a bar code. Someone with a bar code scanner or app could read it. But that’s not the person most likely to pick up ...
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Can I spend Etihad Guest miles even if they're very few?

Some airlines like Qatar Airways make it extremely easy to spend the few miles I have: Look for flight on main website Log in Select how many of the miles to use just before payment This is easy and ...
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Reward flight cancelled and denied rerouting

I had 3 BA flights booked using reward flights (Avios) cancelled for "operational reasons" well before 14 days and was told I would not be booked on next available flight but had to look for ...
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Avianca Lifemiles Round the World Award Redemption

Does Avianca Airlines (thru Lifemiles) offer a Round the World Award like Krisflyer/Singapore Airlines? Something similar to Oneworld's Multicarrier Award Ticket. If so, could you send a link to the ...
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Is it better to create a frequent flyer program with every airline or to use one from one of the alliances?

I have frequent flyer accounts with at least one US based member of the 3 major alliances. For ex, Delta, United, American Airlines When I fly internationally on partner airlines (say Japan Airlines &...
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Same airline and flight. Why were miles so different?

I and a friend flew on two different dates from the same origin airport to the same destination on the same Star Alliance airline (Air India). Both were economy class tickets and even the fare ...
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How can I quickly know how much mileage a flight ticket will earn?

Is there some convenient online resource that could tell me how much mileage a given flight ticket will earn, for a given loyalty program? E.g., input = (flight number=UA 2630, fare class=K, fare=100 ...
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why didn't i get frequent flier miles on American Airlines with my Alaskan Airlines flight?

Both Alaskian Airlines and American Airlines are part of the Oneworld alliance so I'd expect the frequent flier miles to be linked but they're not. I found my ticket number on my credit card statement ...
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Can I gain mileage if I don't get on the flight but pass check-in?

This might be a ridiculous act but I still consider it. You purchase a return ticket and go to the country, and while you stay there you change your mind and buy another ticket to another country. I ...
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How can I calculate the value of any given airline's miles?

Very often, I'm torn between taking a cheaper flight, and taking a slightly more expensive one where I will accumulate airline mile and loyalty status. I'm torn about how to decide in these ...
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Ticketing from SkyTeam and operating by Oneworld: Should the miles go to my SkyTeam-affiliated or my Oneworld-affiliated frequent flyer program?

A while ago, I took a flight. I'd like to add the miles from this flight to my one of my frequent flyer programs. I have a frequent flyer program with each of the 3 major airline alliances, namely ...
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Why did wife get 10% less miles than husband for same Amtrak trips?

Why did wife get 10% less miles than husband for same Amtrak trips? She's a senior citizen too. On: 08/11/2022 On: 08/11/2022 Travel Earning Travel Earning 46 41 On: 08/10/...
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Can I use United MileagePlus Miles to renew TSA PreCheck?

My TSA precheck is up for renewal. This will be my first renewal after being approved back in 2017. United has an information page for using Miles "for a payment code that covers the TSA PreCheck ...
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Is there a way to rescue orphaned and expiring Qantas Frequent Flyer miles?

My family member has some Qantas Frequent Flyer miles that are about to expire (18 months since last earn). My own account is not expiring, and I'm planning to use its miles for future family travel. ...
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Which frequent flier program to use for both Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines(Miles&More or Miles&Smiles)?

I have upcoming flights with both Lufthansa and then Turkish Airlines. In the end I would like the miles accumulated from both flights and possible future ones in account to be used for an award ...
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Iberia Plus vs. Vueling club, comparison of frequent-flyer programs

As a traveler that is making some flights per year mostly using Vueling. What is recommended to collect the Avios the Iberia Plus FF program or instead the Vueling Club? Any comment or consideration ...
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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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Buying points from websites

In travel hacking, one common option to earn miles is buy buying them from the frequent flyer programs of airlines. I just came across a third party company that sells miles. I was looking at some of ...
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KrisFlyer miles when booking a ticket for someone else

I used my KrisFlyer account to add my girlfriend as a redemption nominee and used my miles to buy a ticket on Singapore Airlines for her. She used her credit card to pay the remaining fare. In this ...
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Delta Medallion: Can you earn MQM's and MQD's by booking travel for others?

I am getting close to qualifying for Delta's Silver Medallion status by accruing 25,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQMs) and 3,000 Medallion Qualifying Dollars (MQDs). If I book travel with my ...
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Delta rollover status - better to not cross threshold?

I'm trying to understand the Delta SkyMiles Rollover policy. It seems like it would be better to not get status in certain situations. Delta has tiers at 25, 50, 75, and 125k miles. If I know I'll fly ...
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Do I a need a DATV for my onward journey while arrive and by depart by air same airline same terminal same day? [duplicate]

Hi I am an Indian and have residence permit in NL I am planning to a book a flight with British Airways from AMS to BOM via LHR I will have a layover of approx 2 hours in LHR Arrival and Departure ...
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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 a website of a company representative (Egged Transport) with huge tables of stops. Is there a way to calculate an exact cost of ...
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Can I keep Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points from expiring?

The Hertz rental car company has a loyalty program called Gold Plus Rewards, You earn points for each rental, which can be redeemed for future rentals. A note on my account statement says: Points ...
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Recurring roundtrip flights (every weekend)

As the title suggests, I am looking into the option of recurring roundtrip flights every weekend. Friday outbound, Sunday inbound. From Vienna to Paris and then back. To be with my family. I found ...
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Which are the benefits of having multiple frequent flier accounts in Star Alliance? [closed]

I have a mileage plan with Miles and Smiles by Turkish Airlines, but recently I'm taking a lot of Lufthansa and United flights. Currently I am using the alliance to reward me on these flights, but ...
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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 use American Airlines miles to buy a British Airways ticket?

If my uncle transfers American Airlines miles to an account I will create on AAadvantage, can I use these miles to buy a ticket from British airways?
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Is it possible to add a Frequent Flier number after the flight is booked?

My university is responsible for booking flights on my behalf. I wanted to know if it's possible to add my frequent flier number and credit the miles to it after the flight has been booked? Is it ...
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Is it possible to have different frequent flyer numbers for different flights on the same reservation?

I have 4 flights through JAL in my itinerary. Flight 1 and 4 do not receive points for Asia Miles (fare class O) but it can receive points on Flight 2 and 3. Can I apply my american airline FF number ...
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Do miles progress towards the elite status get reset on American Airlines?

I recently retained my gold status with the American Airlines by earning 32,545 EQM's and spending $3750 EQD's. As I retained my gold status from last year, I thought I would continue further with ...
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Can I credit mileage on Garuda to Singapore or Qantas?

I expect to do a fair amount of travel on Garuda Indonesia (GA) going forward. GA is a Skyteam member that does not grant direct credit to my preferred airline programs (SQ Krisflyer or Qantas); ...
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track airline miles in single location

Myself and my family travel domestic or international not more than twice a year. We have raked up many thousands of miles across many different airlines. However we have never been able to use any ...
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Can one upgrade to a next class using American award miles on other One world airlines?

I have 67,607 award miles on AA and I am planning to purchase an economy ticket on Qatar Airways for my upcoming travel. Can I use my award miles to buy an upgrade to the Q Suite (Business class) on ...
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Does the privilege status with an airline or alliance change if one redeems their miles?

I am a frequent traveler with American Airlines and I have accrued 84,022 miles over the last 4 years. I have 67,607 award miles right now on my AA account and I have been maintaining Gold Elite ...

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