Credit for award travel?

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  1. Handleman20

    Handleman20 Silver Member

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    I know this is probably a ridiculous question, but do you get any sort of credit for an award ticket? In my situation specifically, I'm using some pesos to go on a small trip. Do I get any MQM/Million Miler Miles/Pesos for this? Or is it a "No no, you aren't paying for this so to heck with ya!"

    I get the feeling it's the latter, but I'm hopeful!
     
  2. lycidas1

    lycidas1 Silver Member

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    As Dante wrote: "Abandon hope (of getting any mileage credit) all ye who enter (the plane on a ticket purchased using miles)."

    Nothing for you, I'm afraid.
     
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    Handleman20 Silver Member

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    No soup for me! ;)
     
  4. daemon14

    daemon14 Gold Member

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    There are a couple instances where you might accidentally get credit, but it shouldn't be expected.

    Once flew ATL-ORD-BDL R/T on an AA AAnytime award (50K in Y ... last-minute price was sky-high) and got mileage credit even though it was an award (bought with someone else's miles).
     
  5. gleff
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    Well if you face irrops and get rebooked into a revenue booking class... I've also flown BA on an AA mileage award and gotten credit (both in an AA account and then a different flight in a BA account). But as a general matter, no credit for award flights.
     
  6. USAF_Pride
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    Remember that Pay With Miles tickets also do NOT get mileage credit even though you have cash with them. Rumors were the NWA system which allowed you to get a portion of miles was going to be implemented, but I learned not to hold my breath waiting for DL to do customer friendly things a long time ago.
     
  7. Stils

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    Yeah. i've learned that if I'm going to pay with miles I might as well use as many miles as possible to "pay with miles" because I'm not earning any miles on the money I spend on that trip.
     

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