ASTROJET707
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Anyone Tried This...miles For Unused Tic?

Sat Jan 01, 2005 7:58 am

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?


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RE: Anyone Tried This...miles For Unused Tic?

Sat Jan 01, 2005 8:22 am

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.
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TonyBurr
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RE: Anyone Tried This...miles For Unused Tic?

Sat Jan 01, 2005 8:34 am

I like the idea! I sometimes have unused tickets which I do not use, and you have a good idea, since I paid for them, why not???
 
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RE: Anyone Tried This...miles For Unused Tic?

Sat Jan 01, 2005 8:54 am

The way I understand it, if you do not fly, you do not get the miles.
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ASTROJET707
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RE: Anyone Tried This...miles For Unused Tic?

Sat Jan 01, 2005 10:14 am

But the carrier has your money!
 
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RE: Anyone Tried This...miles For Unused Tic?

Sat Jan 01, 2005 10:18 am

There defense is you did not actually fly on them, so you did not fulfill you end of the contract so no reason to give you miles.
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geoffm
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RE: Anyone Tried This...miles For Unused Tic?

Mon Jan 03, 2005 1:07 am

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.

Geoff M.