Miles on Partner Airlines?

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  1. wcblack34

    wcblack34 Silver Member

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    I will be going to Southeast Asia in October/November, and I want to earn all of the frequent flyer miles that come with that. My question is this:

    If I book through United's website, but book a flight where the longest leg is operated by a United Partner, will I get United miles for the entire trip?

    Thanks!
     
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    Pay close attention to the fare classes you are booked in to on the partner flights. Even though earning is possible on all partners some fares (usually the cheapest ones) may not earn full or even any credit.
     
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    I will be sure to check on that. Thank you!

    On a secondary note, Air Japan is a subsidiary of ANA, right? So it would be considered a United Partner airline?
     
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    The Air Japan flights count as ANA for these purposes. It isn't always like that (SilkAir/Singapore Air is an example where it is not).
     
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    Excellent. All of ANA's fares appear to accrue United miles.
     
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    Yeah, I found out about this the hard way. I booked a flight on Ethiopian Air (SA) and it turned out to be in a class that doesn't give miles to partner airlines. I would have certainly paid more to get a class that moves miles to partner airlines. I'm leaving the area next month and no more Ethiopian Air travel scheduled...ever.
     

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