Old Nov 8, 19, 12:42 pm
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Originally Posted by nearlysober View Post
It's easy for us to assume this person was trying to game the system, but we really don't know.

Yeah, we don't know, but what we can infer is:

- travel with someone else ("we") to Maldives on an AS EK award (read: huge pile o' AS miles)
- sent a complaint to a blogger (read: is already a pretty sophisticated flier, this isn't Maw and Paw Kettle on their first airline trip to see the family on Thanksgiving, plus big pile o' AS miles)
- and in a stunning coincidence, they returned a few thousand dollars in merchandise purchased on their AS credit card to put their account into negative balance, and didn't bother to check or fix anything until AS told them "oh, we suspended your award ticket because you put the account into a negative balance" (this also means that person didn't bother doing much with their account or the CC other than book those EK tickets, apparently).

I mean, sure, maybe it was all innocent and they're the victim of an "aggressive" airline, but just based on what we were told (which often isn't the whole story), it's not a very good look.

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