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Old Jan 30, 14, 12:18 pm
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dcpdxtrans
 
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
If miles are owned by the airline, when one purchases miles, exactly what is the property right being purchased? How can I purchase something (miles) from an airline, but the airline continues to own the miles? How do airlines commonly make the distinction that they can sell you something that you can't own?
it's called a license.
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