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Forum: SkyTeam
Feb 9, 06, 11:05 am
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By scutfarcus

SkyWest Won't Take Alitalia???

Friggin' unbelievable!

I'm trying to use Alitalia miles to book SFO-SLC-MSO which is Delta/SkyWest and they won't give me the SLC-MSO portion because it's "not operated by Delta" ...

Is this...
Replies: 34
Views: 34,237
Posted By scutfarcus

Philippine Airlines Partners?

Hi - I'm not a member of Phillipine Airline's program (never flown 'em before), but I may be flying them in the near future, and I cannot find a single partner on which I could earn miles. Are there...
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By scutfarcus

On the contrary, there are a lot of major...

On the contrary, there are a lot of major destinations that DEN passengers can get to via MKE, notably: Boston, Hartford, Philly, Newark... plus quite a few minor destinations in the Midwest, that...
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By scutfarcus

Curious why people are calling this so bad for...

Curious why people are calling this so bad for Midwest?

MEH and FRNT have reciprocal frequent flyer programs. This implies some agreement between the airlines, no?

Why can this not benefit both...
May 8, 03, 3:14 am
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By scutfarcus

UK vs US membership...

Hi, I moved to the UK recently but left my UAL miles in the US, larglely because I was still using a US based credit card.

Anyway, with not much need for that card anymore, is there any reason I...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Mar 25, 03, 9:46 am
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By scutfarcus

Again fascinating. MP's various promos, in...

Again fascinating. MP's various promos, in particular the ones offered by First USA have kept me loyal to United for a long time, and clearly benefitted them.

Now that I'm in the UK, I'm really...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Mar 25, 03, 5:13 am
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By scutfarcus

Fascinating! Thanks for the thorough...

Fascinating!

Thanks for the thorough responses. To throw another question out there:

What about non-airline mileage earning products, such as credit cards?

When first USA gives me 10,000...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Mar 24, 03, 10:13 am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,840
Posted By scutfarcus

hmm, frightening conversation, I have a ticket...

hmm, frightening conversation, I have a ticket (paper, incidentally) on Lufthansa that cost me 70,000 UA miles. The flight is in June. Are ya'll saying that if United goes down, this ticket may be...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Mar 24, 03, 9:15 am
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By scutfarcus

Interesting... so if part of my goal is to...

Interesting... so if part of my goal is to damage YX the least, i should use the miles on YX metal then? May alter my plans then! Thanks.
Forum: MilesBuzz
Mar 24, 03, 8:42 am
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By scutfarcus

Curiosity: Who benefits from using miles on a partner?

The question is: Which airline benefits directly when you use miles to fly on their partner, and which airline loses something? (ie - cash or opportunity cost)

The example: I have enough YX...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Mar 20, 03, 4:24 am
Replies: 1
Views: 523
Posted By scutfarcus

Credit rules for BA flights...

In light of the new rules for BA's executive club, I wonder if there are any implications for US AAdvantage members? I'm planning on flying BA for some intra europe flights soon and wonder what the...
Mar 10, 03, 12:43 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By scutfarcus

Sorry, my mistake. It is LGW, not LHR. Anyway,...

Sorry, my mistake. It is LGW, not LHR. Anyway, thanks, looks it's AA all the way from here on out.
Mar 10, 03, 12:08 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By scutfarcus

Lawd have mercy! Does that really mean I have to...

Lawd have mercy! Does that really mean I have to spend 567 for full credit? Even for a short flight, such as LON-DUB?

Anyway, my accounts are both in the US. (although I'm currently in the UK...
Mar 10, 03, 6:59 am
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By scutfarcus

Predicting Eligibility, Avoiding 25% miles

Does anyone know a way to predict, prior to purchase, whether an economy class fare will be eligible for full mileage?

I am planning to book a ticket LHR-VRN, and it's 95 at the momment, which...
Feb 24, 03, 5:07 am
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By scutfarcus

Incidentally, the first time I got skunked by...

Incidentally, the first time I got skunked by this program, I was flying BA from SFO-LHR. I purchased the ticket from STA travel (student travel org) and got ZERO, not 25%. Perhaps this is because...
Feb 24, 03, 4:57 am
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By scutfarcus

Thanks for all the replys on this one! I'm...

Thanks for all the replys on this one!

I'm going to try and get credit with AA for this one. One more question:

I have a very small number of miles on BA anyway (6000) so maybe I should just...
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By scutfarcus

Inelligible Flights on BA

Posted this in the BA forum as well, but the basic idea: I flew on Aer Lingus, BA did not give me any credit for the flight because they are incredibly stingy about elligible fares.

So, can I...
Feb 22, 03, 11:32 am
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By scutfarcus

Inelligible Flights

As a non-business flyer, I am appalled at how stingy BA is when it comes to elligible fares. For the second time I just got ZERO miles for a flight, presumably because the fare I paid wasn't high...
Jan 28, 03, 4:29 am
Replies: 13
Views: 982
Posted By scutfarcus

BA Credit Card for UK residents?

I've been searching all over for a BA credit card for people in the UK, but can't find a thing. Any help? I know you get a crap deal as compared with the american credit cards, but better than...
Nov 14, 02, 5:16 am
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By scutfarcus

Wow! That's the first good bonus I've ever heard...

Wow! That's the first good bonus I've ever heard about for UK customers. I live in the UK (temporarily), but I keep all my airline programs in the US (I have a legal address there) because the...
Oct 30, 02, 6:02 am
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By scutfarcus

Interesting... (bit of a newbie alert here)I'm a...

Interesting... (bit of a newbie alert here)I'm a new UK member with a low balance traveling mostly on leisure. I'm not really concerned with earning massive status, as I doubt it will happen given...
Oct 24, 02, 8:03 am
Replies: 1
Views: 507
Posted By scutfarcus

Eligibility Questions (newbie alert)

HI there, new to Starwood.

Wondering where I can find out more about what "money spent" in eligible at a Sheraton and what is not. Specifically, what are the consequences of package holidays...
Oct 24, 02, 7:13 am
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By scutfarcus

UK vs US membership...

Hi there!

I recently moved from the US to the UK. I've left most of my BA account in the US (as I have a valid addres there) since the benefits are infinitely better for US members. However, I...
Oct 10, 02, 4:50 am
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By scutfarcus

Intra-Europe BA Redemtion

Good Day!

Anyone know the rules on redeeming AK miles on British Airways for intra-europe flights, if at all possible? The AK website only refers to redeeming miles for transatlantic service...
Sep 20, 02, 5:43 am
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By scutfarcus

Class N and V - mile earners?

I am a US memeber and I am going to fly tommorow in N class outbound, V class inbound on LHR-MUC, BUD-LHR. Will I earn full mileage?

Thanks!
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