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Old Jun 5, 12, 9:08 am   #1
 
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Should i have my wife create a FPP for one time travel and then transfer miles to me?

My wife is taking following itinerary and is not at all a frequent flyer, neither domestic nor international. She doesn't hold any FFP program with any airlines where in i am Silver with 9W and have more than 100k JP Miles accumulated. Plus, i also have FPP for AA for my domestic travel within States. Now is it worth creating a FPP account with air france or any other airline for that matter so the miles she accumulate can be gifted or transferred to my account? Is it even worth it?

AF 085 S 09JUN 6*SFOCDG HK1 1835 1400 10JUN
AF2580 W 10JUN 7*CDGLHR HK1 1610 1625 10JUN
AF1981 W 11JUN 1*LHRCDG HK1 1245 1500 11JUN
AF2220 W 11JUN 1*CDGTLV HK1 1845 0010 12JUN
RJ 347 B 13JUN 3*TLVAMM HK1 1745 1830 13JUN
RJ 192 B 13JUN 3*AMMDEL HK1 2035 0435 14JUN
AF 225 K 26JUN 2*DELCDG HK1 0035 0600 26JUN
AF 084 K 26JUN 2*CDGSFO HK1 1035 1245 26JUN

Am i just better of creating a 9W account for her and then transfer those miles to me? Since Air france a partner airlines with Jet airways?

I would like to get some benefit since i am spending more than 2 L on these flights... lol
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Old Jun 5, 12, 10:29 am   #2
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it won't make sense to transfer the miles to your account since you would have to pay for that....it would be better to just keep the miles in her account & use them whenever you want....
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Old Jun 5, 12, 10:30 am   #3
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My wife is taking following itinerary and is not at all a frequent flyer, neither domestic nor international. She doesn't hold any FFP program with any airlines where in i am Silver with 9W and have more than 100k JP Miles accumulated. Plus, i also have FPP for AA for my domestic travel within States. Now is it worth creating a FPP account with air france or any other airline for that matter so the miles she accumulate can be gifted or transferred to my account? Is it even worth it?

AF 085 S 09JUN 6*SFOCDG HK1 1835 1400 10JUN
AF2580 W 10JUN 7*CDGLHR HK1 1610 1625 10JUN
AF1981 W 11JUN 1*LHRCDG HK1 1245 1500 11JUN
AF2220 W 11JUN 1*CDGTLV HK1 1845 0010 12JUN
RJ 347 B 13JUN 3*TLVAMM HK1 1745 1830 13JUN
RJ 192 B 13JUN 3*AMMDEL HK1 2035 0435 14JUN
AF 225 K 26JUN 2*DELCDG HK1 0035 0600 26JUN
AF 084 K 26JUN 2*CDGSFO HK1 1035 1245 26JUN

Am i just better of creating a 9W account for her and then transfer those miles to me? Since Air france a partner airlines with Jet airways?

I would like to get some benefit since i am spending more than 2 L on these flights... lol
Why would it not be worthwhile? The cost of opening an FPP is zero.
Other pertinent factors are costs of earning and transfer and value of miles to you. Spending all that money to go from from SFO to DEL and worrying about some 20,000 miles (or 30,000 with COB) is what I don't understand!
Unless she is on a whirlwind business trip, or compelling family circumstances, I fail to understand why someone would pay $2500 or more to get miles worth no more than $500, ($1000 max).

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Old Jun 5, 12, 4:25 pm   #4
 
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Why would it not be worthwhile? The cost of opening an FPP is zero.
Other pertinent factors are costs of earning and transfer and value of miles to you. Spending all that money to go from from SFO to DEL and worrying about some 20,000 miles (or 30,000 with COB) is what I don't understand!
Unless she is on a whirlwind business trip, or compelling family circumstances, I fail to understand why someone would pay $2500 or more to get miles worth no more than $500, ($1000 max).
I should have mentioned earlier... There is no way this is planned for miles. She is doing this for reasons, wedding in India, on the way a business meeting in london and then a quick trip to Holy City of Jeruslam.

Since i take a decent amount of flights, i was wondering why waste all these miles that she can get.

So again, should i set up a FPP program for her with Air France and Royal Jordanian and let the miles just stay there or transfer them to my account.

I have 9w (Primarily) AA and Lufthansa
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Old Jun 5, 12, 4:26 pm   #5
 
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it won't make sense to transfer the miles to your account since you would have to pay for that....it would be better to just keep the miles in her account & use them whenever you want....

Lets say the cost of transferring if $200 and value of these miles is $500, it makes perfect sense because we know she isn't going to travel again for years and the miles might just expire?
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Lets say the cost of transferring if $200 and value of these miles is $500, it makes perfect sense because we know she isn't going to travel again for years and the miles might just expire?
Not quite. If the miles are enough for an award by themselves (i.e. without pooling with your miles), then it's better if the miles just remain in your wife's account. When you need the award ticket, she can use her miles and get ticket on your name.
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Old Jun 6, 12, 12:55 am   #7
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Lets say the cost of transferring if $200 and value of these miles is $500, it makes perfect sense because we know she isn't going to travel again for years and the miles might just expire?
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Not quite. If the miles are enough for an award by themselves (i.e. without pooling with your miles), then it's better if the miles just remain in your wife's account. When you need the award ticket, she can use her miles and get ticket on your name.
exactly....my wife doesn't travel all that much but whatever miles she earns remain in her account....i don't transfer any of that over to my account & in case i need to use them then i just do that from there....
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Only reason to transfer is if you are booking a large value award ticket and don't have enough miles to do it. Otherwise, just leave it in a separate account and use as the need arises.
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Old Jun 6, 12, 11:12 am   #9
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If you have status and your infrequent traveller spouse does not, it's better to have all the miles in your account. Your status will be helpful when redeeming those miles.
As for me personally, I wouldn't lose my sleep over 20,000 miles or so. There is not a whole lot one can do with 20,000 miles.
To the OP do not take my valuation of your miles at face value.
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If you have status and your infrequent traveller spouse does not, it's better to have all the miles in your account. Your status will be helpful when redeeming those miles.
he has silver status with jet which pretty much means nothing....specially with all of jet's devaluations as of late....
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So, last question... Should i sign her up with 9W program or Air France? Also, about these two RJ flights, should i set up any FPP or just let this go? i don't see them partner with 9W but IT may be?
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So, last question... Should i sign her up with 9W program or Air France? Also, about these two RJ flights, should i set up any FPP or just let this go? i don't see them partner with 9W but IT may be?
sign her up for whichever program you see yourself using the most....
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he has silver status with jet which pretty much means nothing....specially with all of jet's devaluations as of late....
Shhhhhhh. People will hear. Thatt's good point. If he intends to soar to higher staus, whic neither of us knows, consoldating miles could be advantageous.
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Old Jun 6, 12, 1:40 pm   #14
 
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Guys i know i am a little kid when it comes to our status with these FPP programs but come on, honest question for a some-what frequent traveller.

Show some love!

I am silver with 9W and yea, going to just enroll her with 9W program and keep the miles there and may be transfer to my account if i ever plan to redeem.

Thanks for all the help and yea... for RJ flights, just forget about it?
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Thanks for all the help and yea... for RJ flights, just forget about it?
Create an AA account for her.. Credit the RJ miles to AA and then transfer those to your account.
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