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Traveling with Air Miles
I met a travel agent in NYC who uses reward points from other flyers to buy airline tickets, basically a broker. I live in Dubai and not sure is it safe to use such a service to purchase First Class tickets with Emirates, Etihad or Qatar? The downside is obviously I don’t get the air miles on the flight but I do get much less expensive tickets. Would there be a risk in doing this?
Not sure how their relationship is setup but I’m pretty sure that the T&Cs of the airline loyalty program prohibit this. Also, if it’s booked via someone else’s miles, that person can call and cancel your ticket pretty easily, I think.
Hi [USER=2763]@Imad[/USER], and welcome!
If I were you, I would just buy your own miles, and make the booking directly. This person is probably marking up the miles 2-3 times versus if you were to just buy them.
We post about mileage sales when they happen, which would be a much better approach than using a third party.