Do I get miles for my flight?

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  1. corz123

    corz123 Silver Member

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    Hey guys. I booked an AA flight via BA Avios for a flight JFK to CUN. I'd like to understand how miles are rewards. Here is the sequence of events:

    1) Flight canceled due to blizzard. I called BA and the agent told me he booked me a seat that wasn't one for award flights. Would I have gotten avios miles for this segment?

    2) AA asked for voluntary deboarding for the flight i was rescheduled on to take a later flight. I accepted a voucher and AA booked me into a later flight the same day in business class. I checked my confirmation w/ BA and as far as BA was concerned they still think I was on the flight with AA that they re-booked me on. Do I get miles with AA or BA for this flight I ended up on? Do I get extra miles since it's business class?

    Just trying to get a better idea of how things work in the background. Thanks!
     
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    mattsteg Gold Member

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    You are supposed to get nothing, but may end up with something.
     
  3. flyforawg

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    "You'll get nothing and like it."
    -- Judge Smails

    I'd agree with the judge. Except you may not like it. You are technically entitled to nothing, but as mattsteg said, you may get lucky.
     
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    satman40 Gold Member

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    If you got a vouchers, you can keep the voucher...

    Was it for money....or was it for the flight that day...

    If for the flight you spent it....already...

    Please tell me you ask for money and a food voucher, I would have...

    Sounds like you had $500.00 on the table, did you take it...
     
  5. corz123

    corz123 Silver Member

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    I have a voucher. I took a flight later that day in J class.
     
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  6. corz123

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    haha only asking because i read somewhere on boardingarea that rebooking tends to end up w/ miles
     
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    Wandering Aramean Gold Member

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    It does. If you still have the BP stub for the flight you actually took you can try to claim the missing miles and there's a chance it will work. It tends to work better these days IME if you add the FF# during the trip rather than after the fact but retro claims still can work, too. Depends on the integration of the systems and what data is passed back and forth.
     
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  8. satman40

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    My last voluntary I received a free flight voucher, and was put on a later flight, it was with AA. I did not see any additional miles, I have seen them in the past.

    I did not follow up.

    Have a trip one way from PEK, 67,500 FC, next year that same trip is 210,000, BIS miles are not worth the same anymore. UA better on the outbound.

    Avios are working great, a real mile saver, especially with the merger.
     
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    As to question #2, when AA rebooked you in a later flight in Business class, as Seth notes you may be able to get miles for that depending on how AA did the booking, and you may be able to get the extra "class of service" bonus as well if you were booked directly into Business. However, it might cause confusion if you try to get BA miles for the flight since BA apparently still thinks you were on the flight they booked you on, so you're unlikely to get them to credit two flights between the same cities on the same day. You ask whether you can get miles with AA or BA for the flight; I'd suggest trying to get the miles with AA rather than with BA if you have an account with AA.
     
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  10. corz123

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    Thanks guys. On a side note, i'm on the return flight right now and the couple next to me told me that each each for $1200 checks for involtunarily denied boarding. :O
     
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    I have seen some decent checks for taking a bump...
     
  12. corz123

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    is it possible to take a check for a vdb?
     
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  13. Wandering Aramean
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    Generally not in the USA. But for IDB the airline is required to pay in cash/check and the dollar amounts are prescribed by the DoT.

    When I took a VDB bump in Japan I was paid cash on the spot. Lots of paperwork and gestures to make that happen.
     
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    They just gave me a voucher on future flights, for the agreed on amount.
    , and also put me on a later flight, and a meal.

    I have also had them pay for a hotel room for the night...

    With weather or and an event, one can do well if the loads are full.

    CES use to good for a couple of bumps,
     

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