gilesdavies
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Earning US Dividend Miles On BMI - Question...

Wed Jun 14, 2006 6:10 am

I am a US Airways Dividend Miles member and was looking at topping up my miles and was thinking of flying LHR-EDI retrun in August using BMI...

BMI have got some really good fares for only £4 each way plus tax, these fares are classified as "Tiny" fares, and are designated as "N" tickets. BMI only award there own frequent flyers 25% of the miles flown on this ticket.

However if I go to the US Airways website it states with this kind of ticket I should earn the actual miles flown or a minimum of 500 miles if the route is less. Which is the case with LHR-EDI as it is about 350 miles.

Can I just clarify with anyone that knows the US Airways or BMI frequent flyers programme that I will actually earn these miles.

I just want to check otherwise I might as well fly easyJet, as I will pass LTN on my way down to LHR and is the more convenient airport.
 
Adam T.
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RE: Earning US Dividend Miles On BMI - Question...

Wed Jun 14, 2006 10:08 am

You'll probably earn whatever BMI say's you will earn. I believe when earning miles on another star alliance carrier you are subject to that particular airlines mileage rules (in your case BMI).......when I flew Air New Zealand a few times when I was studying abroad there I remember on the super saver fares NZ stating I would not earn miles. When I asked US Airways about it they told me that I was subject to Air New Zealand's mileage rules whenever I flew them....basically....I didn't get the miles when I flew WLG-CHC-WLG or WLG-SYD-WLG because I had bought them on super saver fares.

Of course I could be totally wrong but that was my experience.
 
afay1
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RE: Earning US Dividend Miles On BMI - Question...

Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:01 am

I don't think it is always the case that miles don't transfer as I have been on restricted student tickets with "no mileage" clauses and been awarded them anyway, always on a *A carrier using another *A carrier's program (in this case, UA). Other times, I have been subject to the restrictions. A crapshoot maybe?
 
FCYTravis
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RE: Earning US Dividend Miles On BMI - Question...

Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:15 am

I would call up the Dividend Miles Service Center and just ask the airline staff.
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A330323X
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RE: Earning US Dividend Miles On BMI - Question...

Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:16 am

Quoting Gilesdavies (Thread starter):
I am a US Airways Dividend Miles member and was looking at topping up my miles and was thinking of flying LHR-EDI retrun in August using BMI...

BMI have got some really good fares for only £4 each way plus tax, these fares are classified as "Tiny" fares, and are designated as "N" tickets. BMI only award there own frequent flyers 25% of the miles flown on this ticket.

However if I go to the US Airways website it states with this kind of ticket I should earn the actual miles flown or a minimum of 500 miles if the route is less. Which is the case with LHR-EDI as it is about 350 miles.

Can I just clarify with anyone that knows the US Airways or BMI frequent flyers programme that I will actually earn these miles.

If you had asked this a month ago, the answer would have been that the US website was correct, and you'd get whatever it said.

Now, with the website and FFP changes (read: problems), unfortunately, I honestly don't think there's anyone out there who could answer your question.

There is a chart on the new website here, and it does indicate that *something* is up with the discounted BD fares, but the footnote given talks about some NH fares.  Yeah sure

What I'd do...I'd credit the miles to US, and if it turns out they don't give you'll full credit, then call/write US and complain that their website said otherwise, and I bet you'll get the full credit that way. Just don't yell at me if that doesn't work.  Silly

Quoting FCYTravis (Reply 3):
I would call up the Dividend Miles Service Center and just ask the airline staff.

I guarantee you that if he called three times, he'd get three different answers.  Sad
I'm the expert on here on two things, neither of which I care about much anymore.
 
FCYTravis
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RE: Earning US Dividend Miles On BMI - Question...

Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:38 am

Probably true. And he'd probably end up talking to people in three different time zones... INT, RNO and GUA.  Yeah sure
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StarGoldLHR
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RE: Earning US Dividend Miles On BMI - Question...

Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:43 pm

I'm in UA and BD's programs.

I find crediting BD flights to UA gets the same miles as I would sticking them to my BD account.


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