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User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5925 posts, RR: 18
Posted (11 years 10 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2006 times:

How does it work with award tickets? Can anyone explain me how airlines settle the bills among themselves if someone uses his/her miles for an award ticket flight with a partner airline?

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User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1985 times:

Good question - I would love to understand the real detail. I suspect it is very complicated! I understand that Swiss failed to join OneWorld because of a dispute over the accounting for FFP points with BA.

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User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2741 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

I believe that the airline issuing the ticket with the miles pays the operating carrier a fixed amount for each seat on a certain flight. For example, if you were to use CO OnePass miles on a NW-operated flight, CO pays NW for the ticket. It's much lower than full fare, but they still pay nonetheless. However, NW also issues WorldPerks awards on CO, so I would wonder how much it balances out in the end.

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