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Stij
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Miles and More

Post by Stij »

Hi,

I try to claim miles for my children and when I try to fill in the form online... one cannot select Brussels as an origin nor destination.

Has anybody else had the same experience?

Stij

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Airbus330lover
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Location: Rixensart

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Post by Airbus330lover »

Hello same problem.
I have a lot of miles, will spend some for upgrades or free tickets ou partial payment.
Avoid M&M.....
Spend 3 times 30 minutes (until time out) = 90 € for music
Then called OS, SN and LH, waiting on same music and... no serious answer.
all segments not possible on my trip BRU-REP (flight BKK-REP)

Never again... Sorry SN, but no other solution.

b720
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Post by b720 »

My experiences are better as long as I stick to the LH
Groupor M&M Miles. Maybe better use your miles to BKK and book separate ticket to SEP?. not sure how M&M works on Thai
And how many miles they charge for those flights..

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Post by PopUp »

I hinted at the problems with M&M in other threads. I will not bother you with the problems I had with M&M since about a year, but imho, M&M has become one of the worst, if not the worst, FFP in Europe. I don't put any miles any more into my account. When all my M&M are gone, I will cancel my account.

For those who fly regularly but not enough to qualify for Elite status, United Airlines MileagePlus program is a good alternative. The rules are a bit complicated for those who want to achieve Elite status, but if this is not your case, it is, imho, the best alternative to M&M if you fly regularly with Star Alliance airlines. In addition, miles never expires.

For those aiming at Elite status within the Star Alliance network, an easier alternative is probably Aegean Air's Miles+Bonus. In addition to a given number of qualifying miles, you will, however, need to take two A3 flights in a given year to get Silver status (also with Star Alliance). A city trip on a qualifying A3 flight and fare to Athens is not really a punishment. That's the beginning. Reaching Gold is easier than with M&M. You will find out more on their web site. And like with United MileagePlus program, miles never expire.

Now, if you want to abandon giving preference to Star Alliance airlines, you can switch to AF/KL Flying Blue which is not a bad program at all and it is not difficult to avoid that your miles expire.

Same with, for instance, British Airways Executive Club. However, after all the comparing I have been doing with FFPs, to me Flying Blue is better than BA's Exectuive Club.

Food for thought !

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lumumba
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Post by lumumba »

I think the contrary M&M is one of the best FFP for example Flying Blue is much more expensive to upgrade or to buy tickets but much much more.
For long haul I could make an upgrade with 20.000 miles with M&M compared to 99.000 miles with Flying Blue same price ticket.
I'm gold with the 2 programs in my experience M&M is much better without discussion.
Hasta la victoria siempre.

fcw
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Post by fcw »

It’s better to credit miles into the United program, they don’t charge fuel surcharges when booking reward tickets on star partners.

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Post by PopUp »

You are right, fcw, it is point I forgot to mention.
All depends on one's priorities. I believe it is easier to get Elite status with Aegean, but if that is not your priority, or you fly regularly to the US, United's MileagePlus is better and, indeed, they don't charge fuel surcharges which are outrageous with some FFPs like M&M.

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