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Newbie questions about earning miles

Newbie questions about earning miles

Old Mar 29, 12, 9:55 am
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Exclamation Newbie questions about earning miles

PLEASE HELP
General questions for all.
1. Who is awarded the points/miles for any points program?
2. Should the employer be able to change your password and take your points for personal use?
3. What can a person do to protect them from this again?
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Old Mar 29, 12, 10:03 am
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Originally Posted by IWANT2TRAVEL View Post
PLEASE HELP
General questions for all.
1. Who is awarded the points/miles for any points program?
2. Should the employer be able to change your password and take your points for personal use?
3. What can a person do to protect them from this again?
1. For airlines: it is the person traveling. For credit cards: it is the person whose program number is tied to the card; if you are using a cc provided by your employer, then the points earned might be going to them. Your employer may have a provision that does not allow you to use the points/miles for your personal use.
Regarding 2 & 3 it sounds like that is what they are doing.
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Old Mar 29, 12, 10:13 am
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For years the Federal Government said all points earned in loyalty programs belonged to the government. I would assume if an employer stated that any points generated from transactions paid for my the employer belongs to the company, then they are his. On the other hand, you can not be forced to join a program unless it is a condition of employment and you accept the conditions.
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Old Mar 29, 12, 11:04 am
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Originally Posted by IWANT2TRAVEL View Post
PLEASE HELP
General questions for all.
1. Who is awarded the points/miles for any points program?
2. Should the employer be able to change your password and take your points for personal use?
3. What can a person do to protect them from this again?
This existing thread may help:

New trend in cost-cutting? Company paid travel = company miles?
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