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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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Why are no upgrades with miles available on United?

I plan to buy 2 economy tickets from Newark to Edinburgh on United and then use miles to upgrade them to BUS. But every single date I check has "no award upgrades available". I am more than six ...
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Is the Travelodge chain in the UK part of any loyalty programme?

I know that the Travelodge chain of hotels in some regions of the world is part of the Wyndham Rewards programme. However, I'm not quite sure whether the UK chain (it doesn't seem to be affiliated ...
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Converting Virgin Australia flights into AirNZ Airpoints

Evidently, Virgin Australia flights can be used to earn AirNZ airpoints, something I wish I'd found out a few months earlier so that I could have claimed a flight last year. However, I'm struggling ...
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How does one search for flights with miles? Or is it simply a post-selection operation?

I have started to accumulate a few decent miles with some airlines. In the past, I've merely used miles to reduce the cost - choose a flight, apply points, voila. However, I was wondering if there ...
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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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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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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: http://www.capitalone.com/...
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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 already ...
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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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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 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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Can air miles be applied retroactively when registering a OneWorld (BA) account?

Can air miles be applied retroactively when registering a OneWorld (BA) account? What is the time limit if possible?
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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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Will I receive Explorer card benefits if my employer pays for my flight?

My employer flies me out every couple of months and pays for my flight, and it always seems to be with United. I was wondering, if I get the Chase Explorer card, will I still be awarded miles for ...
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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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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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Convert Emirates Skywards Miles to British Airways Avios or Delta Skymiles?

Is there a way to convert Emirates Skywards Miles to either British Airways Avios or Delta Skymiles? I'm a UK citizen and willing to get a new credit card if it would make the conversion possible.
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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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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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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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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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Will Alaska always give credit for flights if both marketing and actual airline are partners?

As an example, KLM flight 6162 is not on their list of KLM flights that they credit for mileage. But the funky thing is that both KLM (the marketing airline) and the actual airline (Delta) are both ...
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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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How do I evaluate the HHonors “Earning Style” options?

Hilton gives one the option to earn points and points; fixed or variable miles with airline partners. How can I decide which one is better for me? I have Delta as airline provider.
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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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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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How can I apply Disney Reward points toward a vacation that is several years out?

I have a Chase Disney Rewards credit card and some of my accumulated points are beginning to expire. Our family will likely not visit Disney for another 3 or 4 years. Are there any reward purchases ...
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Reinstating expired MileagePlus miles

Just realized when booking some travel that I forgot to take action last October to prevent some mileage from expiring. As per http://www.ualmiles.com/ReinstatementMiles.jsp, it is possible to ...
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Which loyality program should I use for my Aerolineas Argentinas flights?

In December 2013 and January 2014 I did a couple of flights with Aerolineas Argentinas. Since some of them would let me earn a lot of miles, I'd like to join a loyalty program where I'll get miles for ...
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Can I earn points for Accor if I book with booking.com?

If I use booking.com website to book a room at Novotel (which is part of Accor chain), can I still earn points for Accor Le Club loyalty program?
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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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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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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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Has United recently changed calculating miles based on distance to based on fare?

From United's page on earning miles, it seems that for most United flights, miles are awarded based on the fare rather than on the distance. As far as I've noticed, the miles I get from calculation ...
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Do Hilton Points and Money stays count toward elite status?

I'm going to taking a trip next week where I've booked a room with rewards points. When I look at it some more though, I'm starting to think that it might make more sense to use Hilton's Points and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Best option to get cheap flights for flying Vancouver to Geneva return 10 to 15 times

For the coming 5 years, my fiancee and I will travel once a year (maybe even twice a year for my fiancee) between from Vancouver to Geneva and return. I know nothing about how one can accumulate ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?