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Earning and using frequent flyer miles, points, or other incentive bonuses awarded by airlines, hotels, credit cards, rental car companies, and others for your patronage.

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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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How often do Spirit $9 Fares get posted? [duplicate]

I'm a semi-frequent traveler (3-5x/year), and I'm debating whether to join the Spirit $9 Fare Club. My question is, how frequently do these club fares pop up? How does Spirit schedule these things? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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What happens to reward points/miles when you are rebooked?

I'm planning a short trip just to hit rewards status, which has me thinking about the specifics of earning rewards. With air travel you can plan as much as you want, but sometimes things happen - ...
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Booking a trip to earn airline status

My partner and I are both very close to getting reward status by the end of the year, each on a different airline. We are considering making a quick weekend trip to put us over the edge, but we don't ...
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What is “Rewards” in Ryanair dashboard?

I recently noticed that Ryanair has a "Rewards" section on their dashboard. Clicking this options only tells me that I don't qualify yet to any offer: I tried to find out a bit more on the FAQ, but ...
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Which hotel reward program should I sign up for? [closed]

I am getting about 20 consecutive days of paid stay in a hotel up to approx $100/night. This can make me qualify for a decent level of hotel reward program status levels. I currently do not have an ...
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Elite perks at hotel when staying at a rate that doesn't earn points

I will soon be attending a conference and staying at a hotel where my employer has negotiated a special rate. This is a large group booking and I will not be eligible for points or stay credit. ...
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Can I travel multiple one-way back-and-forth flights to the same destinations on one day?

Flying between KUL and PEN on Malaysia in Business yield 40 British Airways Executive Club Tier Points, and costs only £50-55, which is a very attractive £1.25-1.38 per Tier Point. If I book multiple ...
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Get frequent flyer credit for flights involving another person?

If I am booking a flight for somebody else, is it usually possible to get frequent flyer credit for that flight? Using American's booking interface, it complained when I tried to use my FF number ...
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Moving from one SkyTeam partner to another

I currently have Silver Medallion on Delta for 2018. However Delta has this stupid MQD thing which make it hard for me to move from silver to gold, plus Delta Skymiles are not very valuable now so am ...
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Maximizing travel points for paid travel [closed]

My company is paying for my relocation, 30 days in a hotel plus meals plus car rental plus flight. How can I maximize this in terms of airlines or hotel points ? For example, I have a United credit ...
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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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qualifying for AAdvantage elite status

According to AAdvantage elite status here are the pre requisites for getting into each of the various elite statuses for American Airlines: Do you need to have 25,000 EQMs -and- 30 EQSs -and- $3,000 ...
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Earning miles from a StarAlliance flight onto a single United MileagePlus Account?

For United, I understand that each traveler can only earn miles on flights they will take, and that miles cannot be accumulated into a single account for multiple travelers on the same flight (...
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Is Qatar Airways part of any air miles alliance?

I had flown Qatar Airways long-haul sometime back when and got some points for that. In few months, I will be flying again. I do not know if there are any other airways/airlines where I could use ...
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Claiming Avios / BA Tier points for a rebooked flight

My Icelandair flight to Denver via Keflavik was rebooked by the airline to a direct BA flight when the first leg was delayed (which would have meant missing my connection). I am a member of the BA ...
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Is is possible to have numbers from 2 frequent flyer programs for 2 passengers on the same reservation?

I've just booked a flight from Canada on Air France for myself and another person, on the same reservation. We have frequent flyer memberships with different programs (Delta Skymiles, Aeroflot Bonus). ...
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Picking between United, Delta, Alaska and Virgin Atlantic membership

Is there a mileage program that will allow me to earn and redeem miles on Delta and Alaska airlines?
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How can AA elite members get upgraded on a domestic codeshare?

I have a question about US domestic round trip travel. The flight is operated by American, but marketed by Alaska Airlines (AS) and the ticket is issued on AS stock (027). The passenger has Platinum ...
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Can you get frequent flyer miles from all code-share airlines, or only same alliance ones?

For example, Qantas and British Airways are both One World. If you fly with one, you can usually claim miles with the other (except some award seats). What about China Eastern Airlines, who code-...
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How often should I fly on StarAlliance airlines to be eligible for a Europe-to-USA business class upgrade?

As I expect to regularly go across the Atlantic and it often happens to be through Swiss or Lufthansa, I subscribed to the Miles & More frequent flyer program. Since I'm travelling on my own ...
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How do I get the most use of my BA Executive Club membership with QatarAirways? [closed]

How do I get the most use of my BA Gold Executive Club membership with Qatar Airways?
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What's the differences between miles programs [closed]

I wanted to book a flight and the flight engine ask me to provide my miles program number between multiple options. What's the differences between them? What is best option? (mostly I travel inside ...
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How do you get air miles?

I'm a British person living in Japan and I sometimes hear North American friends speaking about having something called air miles. Apparently a sort of reward scheme where flights are cheaper if you ...
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Do air carriers assign seats based on customer spending? [closed]

European carriers such as Air France, Norwegian, KLM, etc. charge their economy passengers to select a seat at booking time, resulting in most passengers letting the airline pick for them when they ...
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Buying a reward flight using Avios from Q points

God- I am so confused! So, hubby is member of Qatar and earns Q miles whenever he flies. He has about 60,000 in the bank and wants to use these to take a OneWorld alliance flight (probably with BA) ...
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Frequent traveller program

I am a frequent traveller with Etihad program, so I have miles there. Alitalia is in the Etihad Airways Partners program, so whenever I fly with Alitalia I still save my miles on the Etihad program. ...
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What “undocumented” benefits are there to being an “elite” frequent flyer?

I travel a lot for business, and so am fortunate enough to have reached an "elite" frequent flyer level. There are some well-documented benefits which are common to most of the frequent flyer programs,...
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How to change my loyalty program online before check-in?

I have made a booking with Lufthansa and initially listed my Miles & More account for credit of eventual miles gained. However now I want to credit the miles that will be gained from the flight to ...
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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 & More)?
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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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If I book but my employer pays for my ticket, do I still receive the AAdvantage benefits?

If I book a flight on American Airlines, but it is paid for by my employer, do the AAdvantage benefits still apply? Specifically the priority boarding and no fee for checked baggage at the airport.
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Should I create a new frequent flier account? [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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Can I use Korean Air's mileage for Delta domestic flights?

I am considering an airline credit card. I currently live in the U.S. and frequently fly domestic, say once a month. I also annually fly to South Korea. If I use the Korean Air's mileage program and ...
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Air NZ Status Tier renewal (downgrade from Gold to Silver)

I am an Air New Zealand Airpoints member, and I gained Silver status in mid January 2016, and Gold status in late November 2016. I have gained sufficient status points (by flights (>= 203)) since ...
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What's the difference between SkyTeam and Flying Blue?

I am going to reserve a flight with Air France and I just subscribed to the Flying Blue program (Air France + KLM). Is this program the same as SkyTeam? I mean, the miles I earn in Flying Blue ...
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Flight booked with AirNZ reward dollars, can I use my SA Gold (different loyalty program) to get extra baggage?

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 finally used my ...
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If I credit miles from my United flights to Singapore, can I still use the United app + precheck?

I have not switched my frequent flyer program to Singapore Airlines because I enjoy using Precheck + the United app. If I buy a United flight online and credit to Singapore Airlines program, can I ...