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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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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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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?
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Sum miles in only one miles program

I'm a member of the Executive Club of BA. I'd like to understand if I can earn and put together miles form flights of other companies of the One World alliance. For instance, assume that I have 1000 ...
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How to contribute British Airways air miles to Qatar Airways without having first flown Qatar?

I've just flown on British Airways, and foresee flying with Qatar Airways (BA's partner in Oneworld alliance) in the near future. I haven't flown with Qatar, though. Is there a way I can "give" my air ...
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Is “Flying Return” the only available loyalty program for Air India?

I'm flying with Air India and I was looking in which loyalty programs Air India is a member. It turned out, that Air India has its own loyalty program called "Flying Return". From the homepage, it ...
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Joining and getting miles for prior flights?

I fly a lot.. stupidly I have never been in any frequent flyer program. I just come back from Europe to Korea last week flying Emirates, flew there 2.5 months ago on China Southern, apart from low ...
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What to do with a small number of United miles, starting in New Zealand?

I have 23,000 miles and my wife has 36,000 miles from United (MileagePlus). They are going to expire in 30 days and I know I can prevent it by spending/earning miles, but I'd like to spend them in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Aeroplan mileage with mixed booking

I have two different trips this summer (YUL-SFO, and YUL-LIM) each booked as a single ticket where one leg is with United and the other with Air Canada (both Star Alliance members). Since I made the ...
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Spend miles from one loyalty scheme, earn on another (within Skyteam)

Due to poor miles management, I end up owning ~4,000 miles on Flying Blue (Air France) and ~8,000 miles with SKYPASS (Korean Air), both of which belong to SkyTeam. I'd rather own Flying Blue miles as ...
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Using American Airline Miles

I'm trying to book a flight for my mom to Shanghai by using my AA miles but I'm not sure if I should use Anytime Miles or MileSAver Miles. If I booked her Anytime miles would the possibility of ...
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Can I pay for one traveler's round trip fare to Scotland and use miles for the other traveler's fare on United?

My husband and I are planning a trip to Scotland this spring. I have enough miles for a round trip using saver and standard awards on United for one of us. I'd like to use miles for one ticket and ...
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La Quinta Returns nightly rate

I stayed last year in a La Quinta Hotel and I have about 15000 points. I would like to make a reservation using those points but I don't understand if the nightly rate is, for example, (15000 points + ...
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Claiming air miles for Air Alaska with codeshares

I flew from CHC to AKL with AirNZ, claimed the points. Then from AKL to NAD to HNL with Air Pacific, claimed as partner of Qantas with OneWorld. Then flew from HNL to SEA to YVR with Alaska Airlines. ...
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Can I book Xiamen Air award tickets using Delta SkyMiles?

I want to fly from Singapore (SIN) to Xiamen (XMN). Xiamen Air has direct flights, and their website says it would cost 30000 miles from Southeast Asia: https://www.xiamenair.com/en-cn/egretclub/...
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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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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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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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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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Changing Address to a US Address and Dollar Requirement

Suppose that as a non-US person, I have United Silver status. I thus have >25K PQM. However, what happens if I don't have $3K PQD but I change my address to a US address? Do I lose the status?
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How far in advance do Qantas release reward flights?

I do most of my earning and spending of miles on British Airways (BA), who normally post their award flights 355 days out. (That's the initial load, sometimes they post more seats nearer departure). ...
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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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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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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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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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Delta v/s United on international flight: quality v/s choice [closed]

I have two choices available for my award travel on economy class. Both cost the same taxes and fee (well few dollars plus minus) and the same amount of miles. Question is which would you use - I know ...
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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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What is the typical ratio of paid versus free miles in frequent flyer programs? [closed]

I realize that this varies from program to program and depends on various factors. But just as a general rule of thumb what is the ratio of miles you have to pay to free miles in a typical program? ...
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Canceling points-booked United flight?

Does anyone know if it is possible to cancel points-booked United flight (with refund?)? I booked flights to Portugal for end of November, but now having second thoughts due to all that Ebola stuff. I ...
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How to use a “code avantage” discount code from the SNCF Voyageur program?

Thanks to this earlier question on the SNCF Voyageur program, I now know roughly how the program works, and I've signed up for it. Despite some issues with previously bought tickets, I've managed to ...
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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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BA Executive club avios expiration

My last flight with BA was 13-Aug-14. As I understand I have to have some transaction within 36 months to keep avios - eg till february 2016. I bought a flight in december 2015 but it is scheduled to ...
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Questions about MileSAAver Economy rewards

I'm looking into using AA rewards miles toward a family flight next summer. I've looked at the AA award chart and the MileSAAver Economy tickets sound appealing because of the low cost in miles, but ...
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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 ...