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*G benefits when using *S card from another FF

Old Nov 13, 13, 9:06 pm
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*G benefits when using *S card from another FF

I currently have BR*G, but I am trying to accumulate miles on my aeroplan now. When I booked my flight, I entered my aeroplan number, which also means I lose the extra luggage allowance privilege. Will I be able to just show up and show them my BR*G card to get all the *G privileges (lounge access, extra luggage, priority boarding, etc) back without actually using that card for my flight? Thanks!
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Old Nov 13, 13, 10:53 pm
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*G benefits when using *S card from another FF

Yes - that will work fine. The only things you lose out on would be slightly higher chance of an op-up and better treatment in the case of irrops... I have read that some airlines even allow you to enter two FF numbers on your booking - one for benefits and one to which miles are accrued. I'm not sure how common this is though...
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Old Nov 13, 13, 11:06 pm
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Originally Posted by gonzalesflyer View Post
Yes - that will work fine. The only things you lose out on would be slightly higher chance of an op-up and better treatment in the case of irrops... I have read that some airlines even allow you to enter two FF numbers on your booking - one for benefits and one to which miles are accrued. I'm not sure how common this is though...
Actually no, if you hand in your *G card at checkin, the agent will change your FF# to the one on the *G card. Same thing with lounge access, many airlines now will just scan your boarding pass to see if you qualify to go in or not, if their computer show you are *S, you wouldn't get access, so then you hand in *G card, they will change your FF# to the one on the *G card in order to bill the airline you are *G with.

The only thing you may get away is at boarding.
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Old Nov 14, 13, 8:48 am
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*G benefits when using *S card from another FF

Everytime I fly with UA, I use A3*G to get access to United Club, not changing my FFP number in my boarding pass. And finally, every mile has been creditted to Mileage Plus account.
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Old Nov 14, 13, 9:51 am
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Originally Posted by ORDnHKG View Post
Actually no, if you hand in your *G card at checkin, the agent will change your FF# to the one on the *G card. Same thing with lounge access, many airlines now will just scan your boarding pass to see if you qualify to go in or not, if their computer show you are *S, you wouldn't get access, so then you hand in *G card, they will change your FF# to the one on the *G card in order to bill the airline you are *G with.
Never got changed my FF# at lounge. Just once they tried in KIV but simply stopped them. In most cases a combo BP/card let pax in.
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Old Nov 14, 13, 4:09 pm
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*G benefits when using *S card from another FF

What is BR*G ?
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Old Nov 14, 13, 4:46 pm
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Originally Posted by THE LSE View Post
What is BR*G ?
EVA Air *G
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Old Nov 15, 13, 4:48 pm
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Thanks. What is *G. ?
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Old Nov 17, 13, 11:51 am
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Thanks for the replies guys. I'll give it a try, I just don't see any point in staying with EVA anymore. Their upgrade awards requirements are pathetic...

Originally Posted by THE LSE View Post
Thanks. What is *G. ?
Star Alliance Gold.
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Old Nov 18, 13, 9:18 am
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Thanks for the replies guys. I'll give it a try, I just don't see any point in staying with EVA anymore. Their upgrade awards requirements are pathetic...

Everyone is leaving Infinity MileageLands. rofl
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