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Earn miles for flights payed with miles?

Earn miles for flights payed with miles?

  1. Feani

    Is it possible to earn miles for flights payed with miles? I know that Emirates doesn’t give miles for flights payed with miles. Only way to get miles is to buy an economy ticket and get the upgrade with miles. You will than earn miles for the payed amount.

    I’m just wondering how you get so many miles that you almost fly for free all the time? Of course you spend money with CC and hotels but still wondering.

    Thanks four your inputs

  2. David W

    You only earn points on paid travel. Award travel doesnt earn points. Generally points are earned via credit card bonuses and paid flights & hotel stays. Buying premium cabin flights will earn more points and having elite status with airlines will earn even more points. Oftentimes, airlines and hotels sell points either at a discount or with a bonus. While buying points can be a significant amount of money, using the purchase points for award travel is a significantly lower cost than buying a ticket outright most of the time, depending on the award.

    You can read more about that here [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/whats-the-point/[/URL]

  3. MidSouthSkier

    Welcome [USER=1310]@Feani[/USER] – certain types of points usage does count as paid travel. For example, if you use Thank You Points or Ultimate Rewards points to purchase airfare (at roughly 1 cent per point), all the airlines see is a revenue ticket so you will earn miles. In addition, if you’re an elite with the airlines, like Lucky is, you earn bonus redeemable miles for each flight you take – sometimes double or triple points depending on the class of service you pay for.

    Also as an elite he can buy economy tickets and apply the upgrades he earns as an elite. Status can really pay off if you can maintain it! And he’ll frequently pay for positioning flights within the US and we never see or hear about those.

    Check out [URL=’http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2015/01/21/earned-miles-2014/’][U]this post from January[/U][/URL] where Lucky details how he earned his points in 2014.

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