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Options for EL Al miles that will be accrued?

Old Jan 9, 2023, 8:51 am
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Options for EL Al miles that will be accrued?

Will fly El AL for the first time and not sure if we may again.

Flying one way premEcon, Business on return. Actual miles EWR-TLV are 5660 but not sure if I should open a matted act and accrue the miles there or
maybe to a partner airline (which I am one to).

What would be most advantageous?
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Old Jan 9, 2023, 11:52 am
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The only other options are Aerolineas, Alaska and Qantas. You can see the earnings based on fare class at wheretocredit.com
And compare that to what you would get directly with Matmid. If you're not going to be flying much with El Al choose one of the others
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Old Jan 9, 2023, 1:34 pm
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Originally Posted by nombody
The only other options are Aerolineas, Alaska and Qantas. You can see the earnings based on fare class at wheretocredit.com
And compare that to what you would get directly with Matmid. If you're not going to be flying much with El Al choose one of the others
youre a gentleman and a scholar. Likely more useful on Alaska or QF. Ill report back.
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Old Jan 18, 2023, 7:37 pm
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So turns out we are booked both ways in Z.

whereto credit lists Alaska with RDM and 3 tiers at different values and Qantas as zoned based. Im not sure how to interpret any of this.

Where would I get the most value for earning over 10,000 miles round trip in business?
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Old Jan 19, 2023, 10:02 am
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Unless you are going to fly a lot more than that with one of the partners, I wouldn't waste my time joining any of the schemes.
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Old Jan 19, 2023, 6:49 pm
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I don’t disagree but I can see myself Definitely utilizing Alaska Airlines going forward. I just can’t figure out the current LL points scheme
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Old Jan 19, 2023, 7:51 pm
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Originally Posted by the phoenix
I dont disagree but I can see myself Definitely utilizing Alaska Airlines going forward. I just cant figure out the current LL points scheme
When credited to AS, LY flights earn according to the following table:

https://www.alaskaair.com/content/mi...srael-airlines
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Old Jul 16, 2023, 5:08 pm
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Originally Posted by guv1976
When credited to AS, LY flights earn according to the following table:

https://www.alaskaair.com/content/mi...srael-airlines

How do you add the Alaska number to an elal flight? Can't find option online and customer service is difficult to get through.
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Old Jul 18, 2023, 12:31 am
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Originally Posted by airfly56
How do you add the Alaska number to an elal flight? Can't find option online and customer service is difficult to get through.
Either at checkin at the airport or not at all and claim the miles with Alaska air later (save the boarding passea)
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Old Jul 18, 2023, 7:33 am
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Originally Posted by nombody
Either at checkin at the airport or not at all and claim the miles with Alaska air later (save the boarding passea)
Thanks
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Old Jul 26, 2023, 11:35 am
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Originally Posted by nombody
Either at checkin at the airport or not at all and claim the miles with Alaska air later (save the boarding passea)
Rarely do checkin agents know how to change to non-LY ffn. It is easier to just retro-claim and deal with the long process with Alaska.
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Old Jul 26, 2023, 11:49 am
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Originally Posted by Mrp Alert
Rarely do checkin agents know how to change to non-LY ffn. It is easier to just retro-claim and deal with the long process with Alaska.
They did add it for us at checkin, we will see if they did it correctly when and if the miles show up.
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