Question about a codeshare...maybe???

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  1. Up&Away

    Up&Away Silver Member

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    I had a rt ticket booked for me and one leg of it was on UA metal. The rest was AA. The boarding pass shows a UA flight number, but has my AA frequent flier number on it. I was never able to access this leg on aa.com or united.com to choose a seat or print a boarding pass, but could see it on either site. My question: will I get AA miles for this leg? I was targeted for a pretty generous bonus for a rt flight on AA thru Business ExtrAA, so I'm hoping the whole thing will count and I'll get the miles I flew + the bonus. For information purposes, miles for the other legs flown have all posted, but this one leg is MIA on either site.
     
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    You will not get AA credit for the flight on UA metal.

    If you still have the BP you can claim retro-credit from UA or other *A programs.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Seeing the AA ff# made me think I might. I do still have my boarding pass, so I will request credit from UA.
     
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    The only time I had a flight on AA get me UA miles was when a flight that I had booked on UA got rebooked on AA by UA because of an irregular operation...
     
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    And in such a situation you can claim on both UA (original routing credit, a/k/a ORC) and on AA or an AA partner. Double dipping is fun.
     
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    However, and a big however, many invols are booked in non-accruable fare classes, so miles, if any, will come from the original carrier. I have had that happen twice with LHR-GIG flights (BA of course) and once JFK-NRT(JL put me on UA). Those seem to be rare, but when they happen seem mostly to be LH trips according to my airline friends.
     
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    I've never had a reroute in to a non-earning fare bucket. Bummer.
     
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    Same here -- in fact my experience has been just the opposite: often my orignial booking is on a cut-price fare, but the re-route is in Y. Once I had been upgraded on the original booking, and the re-route was into F so I got class-of-service bonus on the rebooked carrier.
     
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