cash&miles from *A FF accounts?

Old Sep 28, 06, 5:36 pm
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cash&miles from *A FF accounts?

Sorry for the OT but just to clarify on this point which I think has been asked before (perhaps even by myself! ) but can anyone confirm that Cash and Miles redemption cannot be actioned other than from a BMI FF account?

I initially thought they were a *A wide feature but I now think that it's only BMI - at least I cannot find any other reference elsewhere.

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Old Sep 28, 06, 5:41 pm
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Originally Posted by wobbly wings
Sorry for the OT but just to clarify on this point which I think has been asked before (perhaps even by myself! ) but can anyone confirm that Cash and Miles redemption cannot be actioned other than from a BMI FF account?

I initially thought they were a *A wide feature but I now think that it's only BMI - at least I cannot find any other reference elsewhere.

Sorry and thanks.
Only BMI miles in a BMI Diamond Club can be used for BMI Cash + Miles rewards. Other *A airlines could choose to implement this kind of thing but have hosen not to. You are tied by the rules of whatever programme you credit your miles to.

To be honest Cash + Miles is almost uniquely a British thing, as BMI and BA are the only two airlines I know who have implemented the idea so widely.
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Old Sep 28, 06, 5:48 pm
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To be honest Cash + Miles is almost uniquely a British thing, as BMI and BA are the only two airlines I know who have implemented the idea so widely.
Also offered by VS, but their deal is nowhere near as good.
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Old Sep 28, 06, 6:02 pm
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NWA frequently runs cash+miles fares, but it is not an all-the-time promotion
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Old Sep 28, 06, 6:08 pm
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Many thanks guys.
Incidentally re UA flights, I have just discovered the redemptions available on UA directly are not the same as the ones shown when getting the award through a partner (eg ANA). I was not aware of this.
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Old Sep 28, 06, 6:20 pm
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Originally Posted by wobbly wings
Many thanks guys.
Incidentally re UA flights, I have just discovered the redemptions available on UA directly are not the same as the ones shown when getting the award through a partner (eg ANA). I was not aware of this.
Very common problem.

You almost always get better availability for your native carrier tickets than for partners. Also some partners have different deals so ANA for example may get better LH availability than BMI.
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Old Sep 29, 06, 6:42 am
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EK also offer promotional Cash+Miles offers every so often.
Tends to be for residents/departures from the UAE but not always.

Of course, EK aren't in *A though.
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Originally Posted by Traveloguy
Very common problem.

You almost always get better availability for your native carrier tickets than for partners. Also some partners have different deals so ANA for example may get better LH availability than BMI.
Yes- I have discovered that ANA has better SQ availability than BD. I see the almost same availability on ANA as I see as SQ PPS.
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Old Oct 1, 06, 12:34 pm
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Originally Posted by LonLH
Yes- I have discovered that ANA has better SQ availability than BD. I see the almost same availability on ANA as I see as SQ PPS.
I suspect the best availability for BD flyers will always be on LH (& LX) and SK as in the end it is LH and SK who ultimately own half of BD minus 1 share.
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Old Oct 1, 06, 5:50 pm
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Originally Posted by LonLH
Yes- I have discovered that ANA has better SQ availability than BD. I see the almost same availability on ANA as I see as SQ PPS.
I'm told that it depends on the route, e.g. BD has the best SQ availability ex-LHR after SQ itself. See post 23 in http://flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=498293
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