Miles Credit For Partner Flights

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  1. sembach

    sembach Active Member

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    I am UA 1K. If I fly business class on Asiana or Thai Air, will I receive the same award miles as if I flew on a UA flight? Also, will these miles count toward my making 1K status again in 2014?
     
  2. ChrisUNC

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    The short answer is YES. The amount of miles you accumulate depends on the class of service and fare class of your ticket. Check out the following links for details:
    Click Here for Asiana
    Click Here for Thai
     
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  3. Wandering Aramean
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    Wandering Aramean Gold Member

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    No and yes. You will receive credit based on the fare class paid per the charts on the UA website (Mileage Plus | Earn Miles | Airline Partners). They will earn at lower rates than flying on UA metal in premium cabins. And you will not earn the 100% RDM bonus for being a 1K on those flights.


    Also, if you are a US-based member and need to worry about PQDs note that you will not earn for those flights unless it is issued by UA and that's not going to be easy in most cases.
     
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    Much more thorough than my answer :)
     
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  5. sembach

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    thanks for the feedback. Still seems attractive given that UA business tickets are almost $4K more. But i want to keep1K status and not sure of how many trips i will have on UA later this year.
     
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    But you got the links; I was having trouble loading them up from my phone. :oops:
     
  7. Steve GadFly
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    Also, keep in mind that PQM earned on partner flights (except Copa) do not count towards MM status.
     
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  8. KenInEscazu

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    Tip: Search for award flights. UA will often show you partner flights for award searches that will not show up on revenue searches. When you get to the page where you review your itinerary, you will see (usually) two options above your flight schedule.

    On the left, they almost always show an option to buy this ticket in Economy for $XXX.XX. On the right, they almost always show you a premium cabin option that you can buy for $XXX.XX. Choose one of those options (assuming the price is right), and you will be able to buy your ticket on 016 ticket stock. That will give you PQD credit, but as stated above, the 100% RDM bonus is out, and the number of miles awarded is determined by the OAL.
     
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  9. sembach

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    Thanks for the feedback. Will put to use.
     
  10. sembach

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    Yes, guess that was too good to be true!
     

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