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Combining Miles all over
I am new to this website and it is amazing! However, reading through it I am finding out that I have done it all wrong! I have mamberships with too many airlines and have 10 000 – 40 000 here and there with Delta, United, Flying Blue, American, Alaska etc… How do I correct my mistake and make the best out of my previous mistakes?
Also I am planning a trip to Europe – hopefully mid September with my two daughters (6 and 3 years old), they also have some miles … Would you, please, have any advice on what is the best way to get the best tickets given the situation?
Thank you so much!!!
You cant combine miles between airlines. You probably have enough for saver domestic flights or US-Europe in economy, depending on the program. Can you be more specific about the miles in each program you already have and where youre trying to go?
If you already have paid flights booked – where are you crediting the miles?
Lenka–welcome! Your best move might be to start accumulating miles in a transferable program that links to airlines where you have balances. You can then top up your existing balances to make the bookings you need. Once you have a less fragmented portfolio, then you can start strategically crediting mileage to a few programs for future travel.