Getting points from flying reward miles?

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  1. gambit78

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    I flew from IAH to LAS and back using reward miles. WOuld this flight count for accumulating my next miles on United points program? I don't see any point/miles additions to my total and I just flew ten days ago.
     
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    no - award tickets don't accrue mileage of any kind.
     
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    No, but you can still buy miles if you like through the reward maximizer (before you fly).
     
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    I don't think any airline gives FF miles on award tickets, although NW had a scheme where for example you could take a RT with half miles and half cash, where the cash part did earn miles,
     
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    Some credit card programs allow you to get miles for your flight. US bank's flexperks do. You save up points to buy a ticket through their travel agent. Then the flight produces airline miles.
     
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    Just to clarify for the OP, this is because the points have fixed value. They get redeemed for a credit, and then the bank's travel agency uses the credit to pay for the ticket. It's a normal revenue ticket that costs the same as any other ticket you would buy online from Orbitz, etc, so high fares on Orbitz will mean you need more points from the bank to pay for it. But it also means there are no capacity controls (you'll never see a notice that seats aren't available unless the flight is truly sold out). Most bank points have a value of 1 cent per point, or sometimes higher like 1.33.
     
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    QF does on some types of awards (specifically anyseat awards)

    Jeff
     
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    This is of course absent random IT glitches.
     

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