(Closed) I hate United Air

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Ugh I’m sorry.  I think that’s always the case with frequent flyer miles that you have to be the one traveling.  Stupid though.

Post # 4
2475 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ha, I have to say that if there was one person on the boards whose posts I could identify without knowing ahead of time who wrote it, it would definitely be you!

Post # 6
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think you are allowed to use the miles to upgrade other people’s flights.  My dad has a United card and has said that he could use them to get me a flight but he can’t accrue miles on the flights that I book and fly with his card.

Post # 7
507 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

That’s how most frequent flyer miles programs work, right…? You get miles when you fly yourself, only yourself. But you can use your miles to buy tickets for yourself or other people, or to upgrade yourself or someone else to the next cabin.

Sorry, but I don’t think they’re deceiving you. At least you get miles from buying the ticket with your miles credit card. That’s at least something, right?

Post # 8
2513 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Ok Kittyachi – first off, sorry about you not being able to use your miles on your photog. That seriously sucks. The way companies have stuff set up a lot of times is really tricky. They make it sound like they have all these awesome “rewards” for utilizing THEIR services, but all the stipulations in order to receive them are a huge pain. Most of the time it’s “bait and switch”.

Secondly and off topic, but your posts never fail to crack me up. I can’t help it. In my mind, I can just see you stabbing someone with a fork and screaming “Give me my miles you $#%&*@!” hehe.

Post # 9
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Wait…you couldn’t use the miles you have to redeem for a ticket for your photog?  Or you don’t get the miles credited to you for the flight the photog is taking?

If it’s the latter, that’s typical.  Many airlines don’t let you earn miles for the flight even if you’re the one flying if you got the ticket by redeeming mileage. 

If it’s the former, that’s weird and annoying…most airlines let you redeem mileage for a ticket for anyone.

There’s a difference between redeeming and earning miles and it’s unclear which you’re upset about.

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