Old Nov 8, 19, 10:51 am
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The thread is based on "facts" known only from a clickbait blogger.

But, the underlying principle seems fair enough. OP did not pay for his ticket (whether the currency is cash or miles is immaterial) and that resulted in the suspension of his ticket. He should count himself lucky that the ticket was not simply cancelled, leaving him to purchase one-way tickets at walk-up prices to get home.

Even if AS should have notified him (and for all we know it is sitting in a spam filter for him to find on return), this does not change the fact that it is the card user / passenger's responsibility to track this, all the more when it involves $9K in merchandise returns.
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