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Where to credit flights that are not your #1 loyalty airline
Like most people, I try to pick one airline loyalty program and gain status with them. My question is not about which one to pick (everyone picks the program that best fits them). The question is, who should I credit my flights to when not flying on my preferred airline. As an example, I am a DL DM flyer. When I go to Europe, or other destinations, I try to stay in network, but there are times where it works better for me to fly a Oneworld carrier, like BA. I have been crediting my BA account, sometimes even my AA account, but reading about Alaska’s program, it makes me think I should credit to Alaska when ever possible. Is my logic wrong on this? If I cannot fly my preferred, should I go for the program that will reward me the best over time?
I dont think you’re wrong. Credit the miles to an airline program that you can realistically make use out of. AS is a pretty good program in that you can credit both AA and BA miles to it as well as make use of those miles on award tickets and get a stopover. American’s program is okay too but some award rates are higher and dont allow stopovers.
I’d also try to compare the number of miles you might get before making a decision. You might get more miles by crediting to one airline over another.
You might also find this post useful: [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2016/08/06/credit-airline-miles/[/URL]