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Do prisoners earn FF miles?

Old Aug 16, 2010, 6:51 pm
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Do prisoners earn FF miles?

I live in SMF and frequently see prisoners being transported on UA in and out of SMF (Folsom Prison is 30 miles from the airport).

I assume prisoners fly on a contracted government rate, with the 2 LEOs who are escorting them.

Since the airlines take the position that the people who actually travel on the planes earn the miles -- not the company or governmental agency which pays for the ticket -- do prisoners earn FF miles?
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Old Aug 16, 2010, 7:15 pm
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Originally Posted by kevinsac
do prisoners earn FF miles?
I do. Don't you?
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Old Aug 16, 2010, 7:26 pm
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Originally Posted by kevinsac
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Since the airlines take the position that the people who actually travel on the planes earn the miles -- not the company or governmental agency which pays for the ticket -- do prisoners earn FF miles?
No they don't.

But the sheriffs who accompany them in theory cannot.. but they do anyway, by showing their FFPs at the gate and not at check in.
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Old Aug 16, 2010, 7:30 pm
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If the fare class earns miles they can claim missing miles later (if they have a ticket #)
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Old Aug 16, 2010, 7:37 pm
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As a nrsa prisoner of my career choice, I don't. A prisoner can earn miles. Airline rules don't prevent accrual based on your choice of careers, as long as you are on a fare paying ticket, and they are. Most likely they would expire, unless they bought some mileage plus magazines or use a united branded credit card, or ticketed someone with the miles.
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Old Aug 16, 2010, 7:51 pm
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Originally Posted by fastair
As a nrsa prisoner of my career choice, I don't. A prisoner can earn miles. Airline rules don't prevent accrual based on your choice of careers, as long as you are on a fare paying ticket, and they are. Most likely they would expire, unless they bought some mileage plus magazines or use a united branded credit card, or ticketed someone with the miles.
They can use miles to upgrade their return flight to the prison.
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Old Aug 16, 2010, 7:58 pm
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Originally Posted by al613
They can use miles to upgrade their return flight to the prison.
Or the equally likely return flight to prison, since most offenders re-offened....
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maybe they could get an award ticket as part of their escape plan ........
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Old Aug 16, 2010, 8:28 pm
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maybe they could get an award ticket as part of their escape plan ........
lol

The perp will sneak into an office with an internet connection so they can hop on to .bomb.
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Old Aug 16, 2010, 8:33 pm
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lol

The perp will sneak into an office with an internet connection so they can hop on to .bomb.

One can only call collect from jail. But I'm sure ICC will accept a collect call.
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Old Aug 16, 2010, 8:39 pm
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Old Aug 16, 2010, 8:50 pm
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The perp will sneak into an office with an internet connection so they can hop on to .bomb.
I believe that would be termed "cruel and unusual punishment".
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Originally Posted by Guy Betsy

But the sheriffs who accompany them in theory cannot..
Why is that?
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They should be allowed to get the miles. It would help re-integrate them into society after they're release.
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Originally Posted by al613
They can use miles to upgrade their return flight to the prison.
Originally Posted by zambonisk
Or the equally likely return flight to prison, since most offenders re-offened....
Originally Posted by kyletrems
maybe they could get an award ticket as part of their escape plan ........
good stuff....
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