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help about award ticket please

help about award ticket please

  1. giacomo

    hello guys my name is giacomo im an italian guy and just discovered this world abiut miles and award so my question are 2

    1. i just bought 50k miles from AAdvantage programe it was my first time never bought miles in my life so i want to fly from abu dabhi to london for try the first class in the A380 but i can see just british airways and royal jordanian airlines so no ethiad and before buy my miles i check some blog where all of them say u can fly ethiad using AAdvantage miles i would like to try also qatar airways first class and emirates first class and cathay pacific but i dont know how and where can u guys please help me ? i really need help couze im new ! yesterday i registred my self to alaska programm miles couze i know yhey have amazing offers but when i go to buy miles they dont let me get in in the sistem i dont knw why

    2. here in italy ww dont have a lot of credit cards to get miles actually we have just 1 in all country american express by alitalia i saw in the us they have tones of offert my question is i can apply online for a us credit card also if i live in italy ? or must be a resident ? i hope u guys can help me with your answer thans really a lot giacomo

  2. MidSouthSkier

    [USER=1135]@giacomo[/USER] – welcome! So you’re learning quickly that using miles isn’t always as straightforward as we’d like.

    1. While you can use AA miles to book Etihad, does not support this, so you must call. First, check the Etihad website to see if there is “Guest” -level availability on the route you want, then call your local AA number. For more info see this great post that [USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER] put together: [URL][/URL]

    2. As for US credit cards, you must have a US social security number or taxpayer id number to be able to get US cards. Tiffany also wrote this post for folks based outside the US: [URL][/URL]

    Good luck!

  3. Anonymous

    [USER=1135]@giacomo[/USER] — Welcome!

    The advice above is perfect, but here’s the most important thing: it’s okay if it doesn’t all make sense right away. Just take your time, and try to learn a bit more every day. There’s a tremendous amount of nuance to this game, and I learn new things all the time!

  4. giacomo

    oh guys thank u very much for your answer and your time

    what about qatar airways ? wich programm i ve to use ? it same ethiad ? should i go in the web site and check ? does anyone know why alaska dosent make me entry in their miles program ? maybe i ve just to wait ? i opened my account yesterday i remeber also AA the first days dosent make me entrance

  5. Anonymous

    You have to be a member of the Alaska program for ~14 days before you can buy miles.

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