Old Dec 21, 12, 10:27 pm
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Originally Posted by DavidAL View Post
If you are wanting to pay for the trip instead, be careful because some of the fares will not earn miles on some airlines, even though it's a paid ticket.
Until very recently, that's been an old urban legend that may have been true decades ago, but mostly isn't today. I have experience with a wide range of consolidator fares and of course our own specialty contracts and I know of only one airline on which consolidator/unpublished fares earn differently than published fares: Delta. And that's only been a very recent change (Sep 2012). If you're interested in full details of consolidator mileage earning across a wide range of carriers, peruse all my posts in that thread.
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