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FF Miles For Award Itineraries?  
User currently offlinePA101 From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 491 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1729 times:

I was wondering, whether it is normal to receive FF miles even when travelling on award tickets.

I just checked my United MP-account and realized, they credited me the miles and bonus miles for an TATL flight on LH in C.

The joke is:
I used my UA MP miles to BOOK that itinerary...

Did they just mess up???
I surely don't want to complain about it ( Big grin ), but THAT amount of generosity really surprises me...

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User currently offlineIcelandair From Iceland, joined Jun 2005, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1720 times:

They messed up. Usually there is no accrual of miles on award flights.


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User currently offlineAWACSooner From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1934 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1700 times:

Count yourself lucky...and not utter another word!  Wink

User currently offlineFFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 733 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1694 times:

Isn't that the same things as with somebody mistakingly depositing money on your bank account; you can't keep the money, they will take it back, or actually you have to return it?

User currently offlineSFO2SVO From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 399 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1682 times:

This happens if your reservation had to be changed for whatever reason - or if you get bumped. Airline will often rebook you in full Y/C and you will get miles.


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User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1848 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1667 times:

The only time I've seen miles earned for an "award" flight is on a Cash/Miles promotion where you still pay some amount. You got lucky.

User currently offlinePianos101 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 365 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1647 times:



Quoting FFlyer (Reply 3):
Isn't that the same things as with somebody mistakingly depositing money on your bank account; you can't keep the money, they will take it back, or actually you have to return it?

Well i think money is somewhat different, since it is actually legal tender. I'm guessing the government can actually arrest you or something if you don't return money, since the bank might claim theft or something. Airlines miles, AFIK, have no cash value and are only regulated by the contract that you agree to with the airline in accruing/redeeming them. Sure, the airline can take them away, but if you don't tell anyone they'll probably never know/care.

Anyway, what are miles worth these days....


User currently offlineMarcoPoloWorld From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 645 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1551 times:

What if you pay Y fare and redeem miles to upgrade to J ? Will you still accrue miles?

User currently offlineTranceport From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1548 times:



Quoting MarcoPoloWorld (Reply 7):
What if you pay Y fare and redeem miles to upgrade to J ? Will you still accrue miles?

In the 1990's I upgraded a Delta deeply discounted economy fare to first class using frequent flyer miles. That was back in the day when Delta was giving a minimum of 1,000 per leg with 2x bonus for first class. The itinerary was MEM-DFW-SLC-GEG, and I received the miles (1,000 minimum per leg at that time) + 2x mileage for first class travel.

If memory serves me correctly, I earned more miles on that trip than it had taken to upgrade from the discounted Y ticket to first.


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