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Same airline and flight. Why were miles so different?

Mileage earning rules are notoriously complicated (mostly by design). These days it has little or nothing to do with the actual distance flown but mostly its about how much you paid (and to whom). ...
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Who is responsible for the refund policy on a code-share flight?

When you buy an airline ticket there are up to 3 separate airlines that can be involved for each leg of the flight. These are common known as : The "Marketing Carrier". This is the airline who's ...
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Can United make me pay for rebooking a flight cancelled due to snowstorm?

The answer to the main question is NO. But... The problem you having is that the regular web booking engine is not 'aware' of the storm so it's just pricing out a regular change. One strategy that ...
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Which miles rules apply in code share

When it comes to putting miles into your account with Frequent Flyer Program X, it is always Frequent Flyer X's rules that count. The fact that ANZ would give your their miles for the flight if you ...
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Why are flights from Filipe Angeles airport to Tokyo so expensive compared to from nearby Mexico City airport?

Why does the Google flight search engine not offer this option to me? It does offer this and even cheaper one if you search for it correctly In this case the cheaper options require self connections ...
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Websites to calculate probability of upgrade for flight

Highly unlikely. Most airlines have very strict and complicated rules about upgrades with insanely detailed pecking orders. A few years ago someone leaked an internal list from United that had over 30 ...
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Same airline and flight. Why were miles so different?

Note that there are two classes concepts for airlines: The service class can be one of one to four different values (economy, premium economy, business and first), and described the cabin you will ...
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Air China/Star Alliance baggage drop at Heathrow?

Yes Air China has check-in counters at Heathrow Terminal 2. I'm not sure why you're asking about SkyTeam as Air China is a Star Alliance member, but Terminal 2 is also the one used for Star Alliance ...
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Redeeming miles from one program for partner airline ticket (Star Alliance)

Yes, it is possible to redeem Turkish M&S miles for flights between two Canadian cities. You might be able to find availability online, but you will need to call M&S in order to book your ...
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Access a lounge in non-Schengen area in Zurich, when travelling between Schengen destinations

I do this regularly for plane spotting. Border guards at ZRH do not require you to show a boarding pass. I just show my (Swedish) ID card and sometimes they ask where I'm going, in which case I just ...
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Which miles rules apply in code share

The simplest way of finding out your mileage earning on a partner airline or codeshare operating each segment of your trip is to plug the fare class into the wheretocredit web site. You can see the ...
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Can United make me pay for rebooking a flight cancelled due to snowstorm?

I ended up calling United, and they were happy to put me on a Lufthansa flight the next day, free of charge. Thanks to everyone for the answers/comments.
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Which miles rules apply in code share

One of the complexities of codeshare flights in the *alliance network is that the mileage earnings are based on the rates of the operating carrier, not the marketing carrier. (in your case the rate ...
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Why are flights from Filipe Angeles airport to Tokyo so expensive compared to from nearby Mexico City airport?

NLU is the shiny new public airport and is a very largely domestic airport (Only Houston, la Havana, Panama, Santo Domingo and Caracas are served from NLU), the only major international airline ...
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Priority Security / Immigration for Star Alliance Gold passengers

KLIA does that, both ways. On the plane, biz and first passengers are given a pass for arrival Immigration. I only have experience with OneWorld (CX and MH), but these passes also get handed over to ...
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Will I have lounge access when connecting in WAW?

Yes, you will - probably! The LOT website contains the details for eligibility to access the lounge, which includes : e) Passengers in Business Class in transfer to domestic flights – if passenger ...
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How will I receive my boarding pass when my itinerary involves several airlines?

As Johns-305 notes, it is likely that they can issue you with both boarding passes when you check-in at SBA, and it may be possible for you to get your own boarding passes in advance online. Some ...
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Frankfurt best Star Alliance lounge at Terminal 1 (international) departure

Terminal 1 at Frankfurt is broken into multiple different "concourses" - A, B, C and Z. Each of these concourse contains one or more Lufthansa lounges. In general, the best lounge to use ...
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Transfer between international Star Alliance flights at Newark airport arriving terminal B and leaving terminal C without immigration?

You will have to pass through customs and immigration in order to reach your connecting flight. This is typical in the US as they do not have sterile transfers. The Newark Airport says this about the ...
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Access a lounge in non-Schengen area in Zurich, when travelling between Schengen destinations

I visited the concourse E without any trouble. When the agent at passport control asked me where I was going, I simply told him that I'm visiting a specific lounge on the other side, and he let me ...
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Do Miles & More Frequent Traveller / Silver Members get Lounge Access?

Correct, lounge access for M&M Frequent Travellers is an M&M specific benefit, not Star Alliance related. So you get access to Lufthansa group lounges when you are flying on a Lufthansa group ...
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Priority Security / Immigration for Star Alliance Gold passengers

According to the official Star Alliance site, the following airports offer "Gold Track Immigration" lanes: Addis Ababa - Bole International Airport (ADD) Amsterdam - Schiphol Airport (AMS) ...
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Crediting a Star Alliance codeshare flight to a third partner airline FF program

The Asiana frequent flyer membership guide says on page 31: When a member boards a codeshare flight, the member earns miles according to the fare and the class of the ticket purchased and the mileage ...
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Access to Star Alliance Gold lounges at Singapore with children

Singapore Changi has only three Star Alliance lounges: the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Gold lounges in T2 and T3, and a Royal Silk Thai Airways lounge in T1. (There are a couple of contract lounges ...
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Same airline and flight. Why were miles so different?

To answer more precisely, Air India uses one of three ways to calculate the number of miles granted for a particular flight: For tickets booked through a specific list of sales channels, your are ...
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Is it possible to check in all the way through?

You must collect your bags in New York and bring them through customs After customs you can either drop the bags at the bag drop right after customs or you need to take them to a Delta check in ...
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Which are the benefits of having multiple frequent flier accounts in Star Alliance?

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 ...
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Which are the benefits of having multiple frequent flier accounts in Star Alliance?

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 ...
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Best practice for using the SAS EuroBonus program as a family

SAS launched Point Sharing in late 2018. From the website: When you start or join Point Sharing, all your existing EuroBonus points are transferred to the Point Sharing account. During the time you ...
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Best practice for using the SAS EuroBonus program as a family

It seems the current best method for a family is to each get their own EuroBonus account and earn points there. For family members that are eligible and will spend the requisite amounts connecting a ...
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