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What are some of the most commonly asked questions about MILES?

Old Feb 13, 07, 8:09 am
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What are some of the most commonly asked questions about MILES?

I was thinking about all the times I have seen the same thing posted in here... Sometimes it's newbies asking, sometimes not. Sometimes the questions we get come from friends or co workers on the outside and sometimes it's the wife or family wondering WHY we spend all this time on FT and why there's always so many credit cards in the house. Is flying free with miles? Well, if this addiction is a hobby, maybe so. But we do spend so much time on here, I was wondering what YOU have seen for most commonly asked questions concerning miles or points on airlines and hotels?

Here are some of mine--some may be the same ones for you!:

Q: Can I combine my miles?

Q: Can I transfer my miles to a friend? Why not?

Q: What's the best airline? (without telling us where the person is or where they plan to go, of course )

Q: what's the best credit card to get?

Q: Like OMG! (hair flip) um, my miles are about to totally expire! What shall I do?!?!?!?!?

...and so on...

Any more?


-Have fun & play nice! MM

(PS: THIS thread has probably been posted too--in one form or another! )
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Old Feb 13, 07, 8:13 am
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How much is a mile/point worth?
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Old Feb 13, 07, 8:40 am
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Can I have some of your miles?
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Old Feb 13, 07, 10:24 am
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Why should I collect miles?
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Old Feb 13, 07, 10:48 am
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What does a mile look like?
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Old Feb 13, 07, 10:48 am
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Where can I sell my miles? How much will I get for them?
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Old Feb 13, 07, 11:20 am
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Why can't you find me a deal from Omaha to Bangor over Thanksgiving?
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Old Feb 13, 07, 11:28 am
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Does it really make sense to collect miles, since I seem to fly a different airline every trip?
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Old Feb 13, 07, 11:31 am
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Originally Posted by pinniped View Post
What does a mile look like?
Hmmm, yes... I have always thought it looked a bit like a Gremlin... sort of a big grinning smile--a bit evil-- and it wants to move all the time. Sort of squishy and non committal... Like a bad fat date you don't really want to be on anyway, and she certainly does not want you, but you both kinda hafta cuz it's witih the boss's daughter and he needs her married off and fast! Ok I didn't just say that.
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Old Feb 13, 07, 1:50 pm
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"where are my miles from when I flew last week, or when do they come in if you used the credit card to get dinner?"
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Old Feb 13, 07, 2:20 pm
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How long is a mile?
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Old Feb 13, 07, 2:21 pm
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Originally Posted by sjefenole View Post
How long is a mile?
Actually I got a nice idea.
If I collected FFF (Frequent flier feet) I'd be a million footer if I flew to New York one way
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Old Feb 13, 07, 2:40 pm
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If I buy a ticket for <Insert Person Here> can I get the miles?
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Old Feb 13, 07, 3:33 pm
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Granny lives 500 miles away, can I cash in my 1000 airline miles for a free roundtrip ticket so I can see her?
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Old Feb 13, 07, 3:35 pm
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So when are we getting answers to these questions?

Seriously though, the wiki is an under-utilized tool.
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