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Lifetime mileage (Million Miles)

Lifetime mileage (Million Miles)

  1. Anonymous

    Have a question regarding airlines that offer “million miler” status.

    ANA allows even award tickets to accumulate lifetime miles to reach million miler, as long as you fill out an online retroactive form 3 days after completing a segment.

    I cannot find information on other airlines if they allow award travel to count toward their million miler status (BIS miles). Would anyone who has used award travel noticed if they have gotten credit toward million miler/lifetime status? In particular their main competitor JAL.

    I know Delta doesn’t count awards toward MQMs which is also their tally for lifetime miles. How about UA or AA?

    Any info would be helpful. Thanks!

  2. rickyw

    I know that United and American both do not allow this (speaking from experience). Not sure about JAL, but I’m guessing not.

    Back in the day, any points earned counted towards American… so lots of people got million miler with the help of credit card points! Sadly, no more.

  3. MidSouthSkier

    My dad used to buy office equipment with his AA credit card so is now a 2 million miler with them despite hardly flying at all in the last 30 years!

  4. David W

    Airlines make million miler tough these days. I think AA lets partner BIS miles count if you credit to American. I’m not sure about delta. I know UA and Alaska both only count miles flown on their own metal toward million miler. Given that AS’s longest flight is only about 7 hours, MM with AS is TOUGH.

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