ASTROJET707 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 299 posts, RR: 6 Posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 848 times:
I was wondering, has anyone tried this. With most carriers, if you dont call rez and make changes prior to flight time the ticket value is lost. Has anyone or should flyers get miles for the ticket in this case. The airline has your money, why shouldn't you receive miles? Thoughts?
BAxMAN From St. Helena, joined May 2004, 671 posts, RR: 3 Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 831 times:
A restricted ticket is a contract between passenger and airline to fly on a specific flight at a specific time. If you fail to fulfil your part of the contract, you lose out, unfortunately. That is the essence of a restricted ticket - No use, no comeback! Flexible tickets are sold so that traveller whose schedule may change, can change his flight reservation with ease.
And how would an airline manage all these new miles accounts? Would you expect the airline to maintain 10000's of accounts with a handful of miles held by Mrs & Mrs Twice a Year Passenger?
And how about those airlines that don't have or have done away with their FF programmes?
The idea, I believe, would be thoroughly impractical and devalue flexible tickets. Restricted tickets are sold cheaply for one reason - use them, or lose them.
Geoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 7 Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 653 times:
In my experience, they are extremely fussy about having proof of boarding and thus flying. BA took 6 months of arguing before they accepted the fact I hadn't walked from BKK to DXB in 6 hours, but was instead on board an EK flight for which I had every proof except the damn boarding pass.
So, in most if not all cases, yes you have to fly to receive the mileage.