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Yes, there is: since transfers are free, unlimited and can be any number over 5,000 miles, you can transfer some miles to them, and transfer the combined sum back! Here's how it works: Family member has (say) 4,000 orphaned miles You transfer 5,000 miles (the minimum) to your family member Family member now has over 5,000 miles, so they can transfer the ...


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Generally, yes. On almost all airlines you can select/change frequent flier accounts as often as you want until check in. Final selection typically happens during check in and most check in processes have an explicit or optional step explicitly for this.


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In case you don't do it before the flight... As alluded in other answers, pretty much all airlines allow you to "claim missing miles" even after the flight. If the frequent flyer programme is for the same airline, then you usually do it online and it's pretty straight forward (I've done it quite a few times). If it's a partner programme (e.g. you're ...


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You are looking for a flight pass; various airlines offer these, sometimes directly but often in collaboration with a specialist vendor, Optiontown. That's the case for Air France, for whom the product is branded as 'Le Pass'. I'm more familiar with their product for BA, but they seem to work in broadly the same way. There are various parameters you can tune;...


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This is, as you say, airline dependent. I know several airlines that do, and the best way for you to find out in your case is to contact the airline. In your case I would also contact your university travel department and see if they will add a frequent flier number when booking.


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I don't have first-hand experience with the airlines you mentioned, but any other airlines I have seen lets you add frequent flyer numbers at any time. If you have the booking code and your name, you should be able to sign into view the reservation and add the frequent flyer number. You can also have it added at check-in (online or in person) and sometimes ...


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You can use American Airlines AAdvantage miles to buy tickets on a British Airways flight through American Airlines. The flight has to be listed as an available flight for miles redemption. Not all flights are eligible for purchase by redeeming miles regardless of if the flight is on AA or a partner airline. If the flight is eligible, it still must be booked ...


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You should look into buying overlapping roundtrip tickets - you use the outbound leg this Fri, and the return leg Mon in a week (10 days later). For the returnthis Monday, you get a second ticket (reversed directions), and use it equally spread. This is often substantially cheaper.


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One more way to keep your points active is by regularly adding more qantas points to your account. Qantas offers a free travel card which can be used in Australia as well (I'm assuming you are in Aus) https://www.qantasmoney.com/travel-money-card You just need to load up money in it and use it as a debit card and you get points for spending. I use this often ...


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Summary: This is technically possible, but in practice you may struggle to find an agent with the expertise and motivation to help you achieve it. Depending on your exact itinerary, a self-service work-around may be possible. As always with all things involving multiple airline IT systems, your mileage may vary. First, some background. The details of your ...


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As already stated more than once, it is definitely possible. However, you should check whether you have a contract saying that all frequent flyer benefits/points on university-paid travel belong to the university. I have had a contract like that (though it wasn’t with a university).


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It is always possible to add the Frequent Flyer number later. The easiest place to do so (in my humble opinion) is when dropping off bags at a manned terminal. They will request to see your passport/ticket/boarding pass (assuming online check-in) anyway and you can just hand them your frequent flyer card additionally to get it entered. If you are unlucky ...


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You can use your American Airlines miles to fly on a British Airways flight. Just go to search for the flight you want on American's web site or mobile app. It will show both American and alliance partner airlines' flights, and you can choose the one you want. If you're flying from the US to Europe (or the reverse) you won't see partner flights at the ...


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Yes! All you need to do is earn a single point to have them not expire. I track ways on my site to earn points without flying, and easy ways to earn Qantas Points should help. At the very simplest, the Qantas Wellbeing app tracks your steps, which gets you a few free points every day, even without an insurance policy.


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In most cases, you can either add it during the check-in process or ask any departure-gate agent working for the airline, after check-in and passing security. It doesn't necessarily have to be the gate agent for your flight, so you can go to a different desk (as long as it's the same airline) if that helps even out queues. Usually, this can also be done ...


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You should be able to do that on the airlines website once you have your booking code. As a last resort, you can always get it added at the airport, even after you checked in. Just make sure to do before the flight; afterwards is also possible, but a lot more tedious.


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I had a similar condition where the company booked a ticket for me. But while doing boarding, I asked the Airlines staffs to add credit on my frequent travel card as ticket was under my name. In addition, I took a flight from Finnair and forget to add my frequent flier. However, later I logged in to my frequent flier site and add the ticket number. It ...


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