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#11 Jen_S

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    Posted 03 April 2009 - 10:45 AM

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    Originally Posted by Jacilynda
    It really depends on what airline they are for, each has different amounts for what, etc. I say to save them. Really if you want to save money, you need to save the miles.We never use miles on a short trip. We save miles for a big trip to take, or on long trips we use them to upgrade. Flying to Thailand, one flight 18 hours, another 15 hours, we definitely need upgraded on those!
    I was wondering about upgrades I usually save my miles for a free ticket we are going to Ireland at the end of the month how do we go about using miles to upgrade? We are flying Continental and we already have purchased our trip, do you know if its too late?
    Our Honeymoon In Ireland!!

    #12 Jacilynda

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      Posted 03 April 2009 - 03:04 PM

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      Originally Posted by jkcz0702
      I was wondering about upgrades I usually save my miles for a free ticket we are going to Ireland at the end of the month how do we go about using miles to upgrade? We are flying Continental and we already have purchased our trip, do you know if its too late?
      Oh no its definitely not too late! On continental you can do it up to 24 hours before departure. We often even buy miles to use for upgrades cause it's cheaper than paying for a business/first class ticket. I think Continental actually allows you to do it online. The number of miles you needs depends on what fare class your tickets were booked in. So if you bought a full fare ticket (highest price & refundable) you need 10,000 miles for each ticket to upgrade to Ireland, if you have lower fare class (discount price & non-refundable) then you need 20,000 miles each.

      #13 CaboBride2010

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        Posted 03 April 2009 - 03:09 PM

        i think you girls are talking about different "miles" than Air Miles....as far as I know Air Miles is only a Canadian program....maybe I am wrong but as far as I know it is not American...feel free to tell me if im wrong though lol

        #14 Jacilynda

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          Posted 03 April 2009 - 03:18 PM

          Every airline has air miles. Some call them something different to fit in w/ their name, but all have miles. You get miles for the miles you travel w/ them and can use them towards free tickets, upgrades, shops, hotels, restaurants, and can be used to buy passes to that airlines lounge in the airports. You can also buy miles for yourself or transfer miles.

          Its a global thing hun!

          For example i can get miles for my united air mileage or use my united miles on any of the following airlines:

          ADRIA Airways
          Lufthansa
          Air Canada
          SAS
          Air China
          Shanghai Airlines
          Air New Zealand
          Singapore Airlines
          ANA
          South African Airways
          Asiana
          Spanair
          Austrian Airlines Group
          Swiss International Air Lines
          BLUE1
          TAP Portugal
          bmi
          THAI
          CROATIA Airlines
          Turkish Airlines
          EgyptAir
          United
          LOT Polish Airlines
          US Airways

          #15 CaboBride2010

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            Posted 03 April 2009 - 03:23 PM

            Air Miles is a card in Canada that doesnt apply to just one airline. You can only earn the miles but saying grocery shopping at certain stores that participate in the program every $20 in groceries you buy you get 1 Air Mile. we cant buy extra airmiles in this program and it can be so hard to find the places to try let the points build up. I was just confused if it was also American for the Air Mile program, but now I get what you are talking about, something like Aeroplan miles I guess.
            https://www.airmiles....uestid=6340242
            this is the site for the program I was thinking of when this thread came up..its the one I use :) sorry for the confusion I may have caused

            #16 BachataBride

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              Posted 05 April 2009 - 06:50 PM

              CaboBride,
              Yes...it's the actual air miles program that I was talking about!
              And aeroplan is the miles program the Air Canada uses!
              West Jet actually uses the air miles (blue card!) program!

              It's so confusing!! There are so many rewards programs out there!!! LOL
              I know even some banks offer travel miles (not to be confused with Air Miles or Aeroplan!) lol




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