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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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Letting someone else use your frequent flyer mile number?

Let's say it's you and your wife traveling together. You have a frequent flyer mile number and she does not. Can you use your frequent flyer mile number for both tickets or can it only be used for its ...
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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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If I book a Eurostar ticket through SNCB, how can I attach my Eurostar Frequent Traveller details to the booking?

When looking to book a Eurostar ticket, I discovered that it was cheaper (for this one journey - no promises in general!) to book it via the SNCB English website rather than via Eurostar themselves. ...
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Can I merge points from different flight companies to use in Star Alliance?

If I have points in multiple Star Alliance member companies, can I sum up all these points to get a Star Alliance flight ticket?
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Is it possible to use Hilton HHonors points at partner hotels?

Is it possible to use Hilton HHonors points at other hotel affiliated with Hilton? Or, put more generally, what are some strategies on making the most of Hilton HHonors points.
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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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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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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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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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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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Avios points awarded for BA partner airline flights

I am in the BA executive club. What are the rules for receiving points for flights operated by the partner airlines? Last time I flew Finnair, I got exactly 25% of the points that I would have ...
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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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Any Web service that helps you decide which mileage program to put your next mileage on?

Is there any Web application that shows you a list of mileage programs that you can gain mileage on, given that you get on an flight X? For example, if you get on a economy class with type S class ...
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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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Do I have to purchase tickets with the airline's credit card to get the benefits?

I'm planning a trip with my family and would like to take advantage of the benefits on my wife's Citi Platinum Select / AAdvantage® World Mastercard but purchase the tickets with another card. The ...
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Medallion Qualification Miles vs. regular miles

I'm considering applying for a Delta SkyMiles credit card. The Platinum card says you can get 5,000 MQMs (Medallion Qualification Miles) and up to 30,000 bonus miles. Based on the wording I think ...
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What is the most efficient way to use Best Western Rewards after staying at a hotel?

So I'm staying in a Best Western Hotel for around 7 nights and would like to use my rewards for either United Airlines, American Airlines, or Delta (or maybe for additional Best Western Hotel stays, ...
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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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Difference between AAdvantage “points” and “miles”

When I review my American Airlines AAdvantage account, I notice that I am accruing both "points" and "miles". Both appear to play a role in determining my elite status, but I can't seem to find the ...
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What is the Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club mileage multiplier for Premium Economy?

Here goes with a Flyertalk type question.... As a Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club member, I can earn frequent flier miles for Cathay Pacific flights. I can also earn miles for flights taken on any ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I earn SNCF Voyager points, for a booking made without the membership number?

Having now worked out what the SNCF Voyageur program is, I've gone ahead and joined it, as I've a number of TGV journeys coming up in the coming months. The slight wrinkle is that most of these TGV ...
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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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How often does United offer bonus miles for purchase?

Just yesterday I was ready to buy enough miles to redeem them for a business class ticket. But an uncertainty held me up. Today, the offer seems gone! Some Google searches seem to imply that United ...
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Can I credit travel on one RailTeam member to the frequent traveller program of another?

I know that with airline alliances and partnerships, you can credit flights on one airline in the alliance/partnership to a frequent traveller program of another. Does the same thing apply for travel ...
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How to claim Virgin Train tickets towards Virgin Flying Club air miles, if not booked through their official website? [closed]

I frequently travel by Virgin East Coast trains (in the UK), and I know that you can use these train journeys towards Virgin Flying Club airmiles - if you book them through the Virgin website. I use a ...
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Miles accrual comparisons [closed]

I am a Brazilian living in the US, and I (mostly my wife) travel regularly to Florida from Seattle, and sometimes I also fly to Brazil. I have some frequent flier numbers from Brazilian airlines, ...
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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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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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May I earn Aeroflot or Air France miles flying with China Eastern?

China Eastern, Air France and Aeroflot belong to the SkyTeam alliance. I'm a frequent flyer in Air France and Aeroflot and now I'm going to purchase a China Eastern flight. May I earn miles with any ...
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Maximizing Loyalty Programs - For a New Road Warrior

So basically from November, to at least some time in March I will be traveling every week for work. I pretty much must stay in Hilton family of hotels, pretty much have to rent from Enterprise or ...
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Can I do anything useful with a small number of soon-to-expire US Air Miles?

I have a small but not negligible stash of US Airways miles that are about to expire. I do most of my flying through other airlines, so earning more to avoid expiration (or using them on an upgrade) ...
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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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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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Can you transfer Qantas Frequent Flyer Points to other (non-family) members?

Someone's offered to sell me QFF points. I realise you can transfer between family members, but I was wondering whether this is in line with their terms and conditions for non-family members.
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Is collecting miles for Cathay Pacific worth it for semi-frequent long-haul flights?

I'll be flying two return trips a year, with a possible extra trip in the rare case of unforeseeable occurrences. This will be for at least 4 years. The flights are Heathrow - Hong Kong, 5990 ...
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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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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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Cancelling a mileage award ticket after check in American Airlines

If I booked a mileage award travel through American Airlines, and have checked in at the airport and passed security, can I still cancel my trip a few hours before I board, in the event of an ...
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Could I use American Express rewards points for Eurostar

Could I use American Express Reward Points to book my Eurostar from London to Paris?
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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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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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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 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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Free Amtrak Lounge Access with No Ticket

Amtrak Select Plus and Select Executive statuses provide Unlimited access to ClubAcela®, Amtrak's Metropolitan LoungeSM, First class lounges and United Club lounges. Can an Amtrak Select Plus/...
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Resource for information on airport lounges access for non-members?

I've been told sometimes you can get a club member with status to take you in as a guest. I've also had a friend tell me, for example, in Santiago (SCL) he paid $30 to get in, which for a shower, ...
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Best practice for using the SAS EuroBonus program as a family

We are a family of four, two adults and two children. What are the current best practices when flying using the SAS EuroBonus program? I already have an EuroBouns account but the rest of the family ...