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Miles based on revenue
I am still quite new at this whole miles/points game, so please forgive the noob-ish nature of my question.
I was reading [URL=’http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2015/07/30/valuing-earned-miles/’]some of the posts by Travis on miles and value[/URL]. I understand that mileage running is pretty much a thing of the past.
Now that many airlines are switching to revenue-based schemes, I am not clear on who actually EARNS the miles now. Is it the person who buys the ticket? Or the person whose butt is in the seat (so to speak).
So if I buy a ticket for family member X to fly from point A to point B. I am spending the money (revenue) so do I get the points/miles or do they still go to my family member (even though they spent nothing). In this example let’s forgo the notion that I would be using a co-branded airline credit card.
Butt in seat so to speak, or should I say frequent flyer number is on the ticket.
Revenue just mean that you need to spend a certain amount of money as well as flying a certain number of miles to get status, got noting to do with who buys the ticket.