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The main source of income for Frequent Flyer programs is not selling your information, but instead selling points. Any time you earn points/miles from using a credit card that is affiliated with a frequent flyer program, the bank that issued the card has to purchase those miles/points from the frequent flyer program. The same is true for any other programs ...


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Almost all frequent flyer programs are designed to reward the flyer without regard to the purchaser, and that has always been the case since the first programs were devised in the early 1980s. There is nothing particularly odd about creating an account for a young child— there are many threads on FlyerTalk about toddlers who have earned gold status but can't ...


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No This is specified in the Terms and conditions of Miles and More. Specifically (emphasis mine), section 2.3.2: For each actually flown segment of a fully paid scheduled flight operated by Lufthansa, a joint operator or a Miles & More partner company, the member’s account will be credited with miles – subject to Sections 2.3.6 and 2.3.7. and ...


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You need to read the privacy policy and terms and conditions of your specific airline's program as they should detail if they share any information and with whom. Keep in mind some information sharing is mandated by the regulator or the country (such as API); this is simply a cost of traveling. The main source of revenue is selling points to other ...


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They expire after 3 years: Any mileage not redeemed within 36 months of the date of accrual (date of flight, start of hotel stay, time of car rental) will expire at the end of that quarter (e.g. miles expiring in August of any given year would expire at the end of September of that same year), failing other arrangements published in the Miles & More ...


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Upgrading with points is a horrible plan when you're using your own money. You can only do it from the most expensive fares, and it costs about half the points of just getting a business reward ticket. I recommend you replace some of your purchased tickets with business reward tickets, which will run around 100,000 or perhaps 120 depending on where you're ...


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According to Lufthansa twitter, an LH N fare marketed by LH and operated by SQ maps to an SQ P fare class and earns 150%. I couldn't find an up to date booking class alignment table for star alliance. There is an old one here but it doesn't have premium economy on SQ. SQ has T, S and P premium economy fare classes and all earn 150% on M&M according to ...


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Sadly no, here are the relevant parts from the Miles & More Terms and Conditions (bolding mine): 2.3.1 General provisions for earning miles Members can start earning miles after membership commences. Miles can only be credited to the member’s individual mileage account for services the member personally utilized. When using the services of the Miles ...


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If you are flying three CDG-FRA-ORD round trips per year on deeply discounted economy tickets on Lufthansa or Swiss, you should accumulate enough miles to redeem for a one-way transatlantic segment after about 3 years, or about 6 years for a round trip. If you can accumulate those miles faster through a credit card or other Miles & More partners, you ...


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You know you can't, come now. An airline will grant you miles as a form of gratitude for giving money with the. All sorts of other shenanigans (non-revenue flights, industry discounts, you are the chairman of Port Authority so United runs a flight into your weekend home essentially just for you and whatever else) do not qualify. Lufthansa's policy: In ...


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Depending on the airline, not all flight are eligible for earning miles. Sometimes very discounted fares will earn either a reduced number of miles, or possibly none at all. The Miles & More website has a page for each of their partner airlines that lists which fare classes are eligible for earning miles, and at what rate. According to their page for ...


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miles-and-more.com has an online form "Mileage request" to add a flight to your mileage account, if this hasn't happened automatically. I would just try to add the flight with this form, if that's not possible probably your used booking class is excluded from earning miles.


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According to the Swiss webpage on Business Class services, as a Business class customer you'll have access to the following services: Comfortable, reclining seats A larger food selection for meals Better entertainment More luggage allowance Access to lounges (there is a lounge in Montreal - AC Maple Leaf Lounge, Between gates 52 and 53) Priority check-in, ...


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There are up to 4 fields that a booking can contain to do with your frequent flyer number: - FQTR - FF# used as source of a redemption booking - FQTS - FF# used for status, i.e. lounge entry - FQTV - FF# of account that will be credited - FQTU - FF# of account used to upgrade They're not all available, and even if they were, often the airline ...


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International business is typically a big step up. You can check your airplane and seat configuration at websites like this http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Swiss_Airlines/Swiss_Airlines_A330.php It looks like Swiss is flying a spiffy A330 with flat bed seats in business from YUL to ZRH. Meal services has multiple courses, with real cutlery and a nice ...


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They have a section in the Terms and Conditions that addresses this: 2.5. Mileage expiry Any mileage not redeemed within 36 months of the date of accrual (date of flight, start of hotel stay, time of car rental) will expire at the end of that quarter (e.g. miles expiring in August of any given year would expire at the end of September of that ...


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Based on my past experience with AAdvantage (2016, so not so recent) and recent (late 2017) with Delta card: When I use my credit card to book tickets for a friend, do I get the 2x miles for the price of the ticket? Yes, the rules usually are that you're getting credit card miles for "any AA/Delta purchase" (gift cards may be excluded). In fact I've ...


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TL;DR: You need to present your M&M account number at the check-in or apply for retroactive credit for a flight online at miles-and-more.com under the menu point "Mileage request". There is no real harm in registering at all the frequent flier programs where you are able to earn miles on. The airline has your data anyhow already once you take a flight, ...


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While in general the answer is no as correctly stated in the other answers, there is one cheat/exception: Lufthansa sells tickets for trains operated by Deutsche Bahn and you can earn miles for those. Since not being controlled on the train is possible, you can claim miles for that segment, as long as you have checked in online before "boarding", even ...


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I have been a member of Aeroflot Bonus for close to 10 years now and I must admit that they have some of the most "expensive" redemption rules. A return (round-trip) travel between Moscow and London cost 30,000 miles, for example. By comparison, the old BMI (rest in peace) only required about 9,000 miles for the same trip. You can view how many are ...


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Doing so seems impossible before check-in but is no hassle at (online-) check-in. So I did call up website support and customer service of Lufthansa and Miles & More. Staff was not knowledgeable on my request and they even wrongly told me there was no chance to change the loyalty program selected during booking at all (but the same employee did take out ...


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Usually, it is better to keep an account one member airline per alliance. This lets you get rewarded for most flights and will allow you reach higher reward and privilege levels faster. This is also good way to reduce changes of points expiring since there is more chances that activity will occur within the period in the account. A few programs have no ...


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There is no one best option. It really depends on many factors including where you fly, how often, plus what kind of rewards and benefits you prefer. Some programs make certain routes easier to get awards on, others give perks such as free checked bags, discounts, etc. Given a list of choices, you can only choose a program you are already enrolled in. So, ...


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Considering the miles you get from a single flight is the same with both cards, either cards will maximize the number of miles you get for that one flight. When you get a more advanced tier level, some programs have a multiplier which makes a difference, for example getting 1.25 miles for each mile flown, instead of 1. The main point is not maximizing the ...


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You try to credit a Star Alliance flight to a Star Alliance bonus program. What counts here is the airline that operates the flight, which is SAS in your case. Who issued the ticket does not really matter. You should be able to claim miles if you did not fly in any of the fare classes I, R, X, N, or F (according to the current version of https://en....


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There are a lot of factors that go into this decision. The first rule would be to stick with the program where you do most of your flying since your primary airline benefits will be better than partner benefits. If you visit other forums where such topics are discussed, you will find travelers usually only make the jump when they can make significant ...


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There are some frequent flyer programs that allow claiming miles before enrollment in the program. I don't believe that there exists an overview of these, but here is one idea: Aegean Airlines accept retro-claims for star alliance flights for at least 6 months after the flight. Source: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/aegean-airlines-miles-bonus/1435148-retro-...


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