Old Nov 8, 19, 4:01 pm
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Often1
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Originally Posted by azepine00 View Post
No, it appears he paid at the time of ticketing and miles were deducted.

The fact that his balance went negative later on is completely unrelated and should have been handled via some sort of communication. If your bank account balance goes negative bank will not go and seize your property purchased in the past; they may prevent future purchases, assess penalties, close accounts etc etc but not reverse a completed transaction or go after your property without court decision. The ticket was already pax' property and imo they should go after AS and claim the amount they spent in SCC.

BTW during some sort of promo (eg homedepot 5 mi/$ plu threshold bonus) it is easy to return a malfunctioning appliance and end up with such point debit...
Analogies never work.

The facts here are different and that yields a different result. OP did not pay cash, but rather with points which are subject to clear contractual terms to which the passenger presumably agreed.

The card issuer (bank) pays AS for the miles which it transfers to the passenger as he makes purchases and "claws back" as he makes returns or otherwise accepts credits against those purchases. The miles balance drops when the claw back occurs and there are insufficient funds to pay for the ticket.

Not sure exactly what one would say to a judge in any court besides, "AS did exactly what I agreed it could"
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