Which will give most miles?

 
Old Aug 21, 01, 7:28 am
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Which will give most miles?

Hope you all can help me decide between taking AA or TWA for an upcoming trip. I have a little over 20,000 miles with TWA so no status (all by flying). I need to go from MCI to CMH in November. I know that I can get 1000 miles for on-line booking. I have also signed up via AA.com for the 2500 bonus miles promo ROOMY. I also have a little over 20,000 miles with AA (none by flying) and should qualify for the 20/20 promo. Obviously, all these miles will become one. My question is whether I will recieve any more miles flying TWA vs. AA for this trip. It may be a wash either way with no status, but I thought I would check with the experts so I can maximize my mile options. TWA of course has the easiest flight route - not that that matters when there are miles involved! Thanks for any help you can provide.
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Old Aug 21, 01, 8:23 am
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Not counting the ROOMY bonus, TWA would earn you more miles as each flight gives you a minimum of 750 miles credit as opposed to 500 on AA.

Of course, with elite status and other bonuses, things could change.

In some cases, it becomes tricky.. for example, I am Elite on TW (25% bonus) and Platinum on AA (100% bonus). This weekend, I took a trip on TWA STL-DCA. Which credit should I get?

* AA would give me actual miles (a little over 700) plus a 100% bonus.

* TWA would give me 1000 miles (minimum for an Elite member) but only a 25% bonus.

I chose to get TW credit, because even though I end up with slightly fewer miles, I get more qualifying miles for Elite status.

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Old Aug 21, 01, 9:31 am
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Thanks Greg. One more question. The 750 miles given by TWA, is that for each segment since I transfer planes in St. Louis? I know that is how United does it, but wasn't sure about TWA. Thanks again, it looks like I'll be taking TWA miles!
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Old Aug 21, 01, 11:14 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by msrohud:
The 750 miles given by TWA, is that for each segment since I transfer planes in St. Louis?</font>
Yes, unless your flight # stays the same for both segments (i.e., direct flight).
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