PQMs for "1 Stop?"

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  1. marcocean

    marcocean Silver Member

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    Do I get all of the PQMs for an itinerary that has a "1 Stop" in it? I want to make sure I get the 500 miles from LAS to LAX which then goes on to IAH and FLL.

    It says...
    1 Stop. Time on the ground in Los Angeles, CA (LAX) is 2 hours 48 minutes. Change Planes. Equipment changes in Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to a Boeing 737-800.

    Total Distance:
    2,187 miles

    It should be 2,687 with the stop in LA.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Mackieman
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    This is marketed as a, "direct" flight which means you only get PQMs for LAS-IAH and not LAS-LAX-IAH. If you find a good agent, they can break the segments apart.
     
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  3. marcocean

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    Cool. Thanks!
     
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  4. KenInEscazu

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    IME, if the flight number is the same on each segment, the miles will be credited with the same distance as a non-stop, and the segments as one. Even if the stop requires a connection to another flight, if that flight carries the same number, there is no benefit in milage or segments for having made the stop. For connections to gain separate calculation, each flight must have a different number.

    Please don't shoot the messenger. I've been there, and I don't like it when I have the added inconvenience without the added benefit, but that's the way the software sees it.
     
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  5. Rob
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    That's not quite right. If the segments actually have separate ticket coupons (this is different from boarding passes) then even if they're the same flight number you'll get credit for the individual flights.
     
  6. ssullivan
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    And the easiest way to determine that is to look your reservation online. If it shows up at as a one stop flight without the words "Change plans. Connect time in…," they're going to treat it as a single flight for millage purposes. You'll also see something that indicates that it is a one stop flight. If it shows up as a connection, with the words "Change plans. Connect time in…," you'll get mileage for each segment.
     
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  7. KenInEscazu

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    Upon reading your post, I must ask. Do you write copy for UA's website? ;)
     
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  8. ssullivan
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    Nope. Just fly them an awful lot.
     
  9. Rob
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    If ssullivan wrote the copy for UA's website, I suspect there would be a lot less confusion and contradictory statements on there.
     
  10. SuperKirby

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    Was there pun intended in there? ;)
     
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  11. ssullivan
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    Not really.
     
  12. UAL747

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    You might try to get different seats on each segment which will give you 2 boarding passes. Just a thought.
     
  13. Wandering Aramean
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    Usually they cannot assign them like that in advance. There are also issues where some seats won't show on a direct flight even though the same seat is available on the underlying segments. It all sucks.
     
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