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Race Conditions and Miles?

Old May 11, 2023, 3:10 am
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Race Conditions and Miles?

I've always found it interesting that airlines will often deduct miles from your account a long time (an hour or more) after you have purchased the flight. What happens if you book multiple flights before you have enough miles?

On this note, I noticed that Turkish Airlines will gladly charge you for taxes+fees over the phone even if you do not have enough miles in your account. Anyone know what happens if you follow through with this?
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Old May 11, 2023, 7:33 am
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Originally Posted by rossteixeira
I've always found it interesting that airlines will often deduct miles from your account a long time (an hour or more) after you have purchased the flight. What happens if you book multiple flights before you have enough miles?

On this note, I noticed that Turkish Airlines will gladly charge you for taxes+fees over the phone even if you do not have enough miles in your account. Anyone know what happens if you follow through with this?
There isn't a general rule about this for "airlines", but making a reservation isn't the same as ticketing. Usually, the miles are deducted when the ticket is issued. If payment via miles is not made, you will not have a valid ticket.
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