Rebooked on a diff carrier

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  1. rookie10

    rookie10 Silver Member

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    DL rebooked me on United due to a cancelled flight. I tweeted DL assist to see if I could fly on DL metal only since I needed the MQMs. They informed me that I would receive credit. I have no status with united and am silver with US Air. Should I give United my mileage account so I can get miles credited to both airlines?
     
  2. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Yes, you can double-dip. If you prefer US miles, you can even give them your US #.
     
  3. rookie10

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    Thanks. This change has me coming in 3 hrs past my orig. scheduled time. I may call them to find alternatives. Plus United has me in the middle all the way back.
     
  4. NYBanker
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    When you write to DL for credit, ask for "original routing credit." Don't mention that you got miles on UA.

    A preferred seat assignment isn't really the carrier's priority. Getting you on another flight is. Since you're not a status pax on UA, tough to see you sitting in E+.

    If you care on AA points, put the UA flight on your US account and presumably it will merge into AA if their deal goes through.
     
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  5. Counsellor
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    Yes, being rebooked by the carrrier on a different one in a different alliance is like hitting the lottery -- double payoff!
     
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    It's a little late at this point, but you can always try to ask nicely at the gate for a seat change. Especially if they rebooked you into a Y-Class ticket (as happens sometimes with last minute changes).
     
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    The OP's *A *Silver status from US is slightly better than nothing on US. Having that show on th boarding pass, or discretely handing the GA the card with the current boarding pass when requesting a better seat might help a bit. Then again, the GA might be too busy to bother.
     
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