One pax, three tickets, same flight = triple miles?

 
Old Nov 12, 04, 11:43 am
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One pax, three tickets, same flight = triple miles?

If I bought three tickets for the same flight and attached my ff number to all of them (for instance if I wanted to lie down in coach on a transatlantic) would I get the miles for all three seats? Does American even allow this? Apologies in advance if this is covered somewhere, I couldn't figure out how to search for it.
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Old Nov 12, 04, 11:50 am
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No, one credit per flight, no matter how many tix. Unless they mess up
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Old Nov 14, 04, 10:49 am
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Now the question: why? Wouldn't it be in the airline's interest to encourage (or at least not discourage) people who want to buy multiple tickets? There's a lower fuel cost (less weight), so that's a good ticket to sell one would think.
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Old Nov 14, 04, 12:13 pm
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Originally Posted by sipples
Now the question: why? Wouldn't it be in the airline's interest to encourage (or at least not discourage) people who want to buy multiple tickets? There's a lower fuel cost (less weight), so that's a good ticket to sell one would think.
LOL! Trying to find logic in the decisions of airline executives! That's funny!
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Old Nov 14, 04, 12:32 pm
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Not only would you not get triple miles, but imagine the situation on a packed flight:

You: "Hey, you can't sit there."
Fellow pax: "Why not?"
Y: "That's my seat."
F: "Uh, which one is it? The one you're in or the one I'm about to sit in?"
Y: "Actually, this one, the middle, and the one you're about to sit in."
F: "Yeah, right. I'll just sit here."
Y: "I have ALL three seats!"
F: "Sure, and I'm really in First."
Y: "I bought three seats so I could spread out!"
F: "Show me your BPs."
Y: "Well, err... they only gave me one."
F: "Ha, that's what I thought."
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Old Nov 15, 04, 12:49 pm
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This thread talks about getting credit for two tickets on the same flight. A brief summary is that, if the flight is a code-share, you might be able to get credit for one seat in each of the two programs by buying one seat with each FF number, getting two boarding passes, and checking in with both (so both BPs are collected for credit). You could either say you got the second seat to be comfortable, in which case they ought to be adjacent, or put your cello in it.

Three might be tricky, though flights operated by one airline and code-shared by two or more others exist. Maybe if you carry two cellos?
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