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Can you double up points?

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sgk

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Hello everyone. I tried to search for an old post that might have covered this question but couldn't find one.

I would like to ask if you can double up FF points by joining two or more frequent flyer programs.

For example, if I am Qantas FF member and also member of Asia Miles, can I credit points that I earned in one trip (flying for eg. Cathay Pacific) with both FF programs?

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Kiwi Flyer

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Welcome to AFF sgk :)

Officially no. All FF programs prohibit earning on multiple programs for the same flight. Only one FFP can be entered automatically for mileage earning on each flight, and there is usually a manual check whenever make a request for missing mileage. As the airline operating the flight pays for any miles credited to any partner program, they would know if mileage has already been given for the flight. There may be some situations where get credit in more than one program - but you'd be running a big risk to try and deliberately do this.

There is one exception, kind of, that I can think of - but doesnt apply to any QF flights. Singapore Airline's (SQ) PPS program allows credit for status at the same time as putting the miles with another program (which also contributes to status on that program). However if crediting miles to SQ for late use for awards, then cant also credit miles to another program - the "double dip" only works for status recognition.

I hope this helps.
 

sgk

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Thanks for the prompt and informative response! Very helpful.
 

infoworks

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Hilton Honours offers "double dipping" points and miles, if you are staying at their hotels. However I have found not doing that I get more HH points, and I'm pretty sure, if I need to, they can, like Priority (IC Hotels) be converted later at some horrendous rate.

Otherwise Kiwi has covered it in his usual capable style.
 

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infoworks said:
Hilton Honours offers "double dipping" points and miles, if you are staying at their hotels. However I have found not doing that I get more HH points, and I'm pretty sure, if I need to, they can, like Priority (IC Hotels) be converted later at some horrendous rate.

Otherwise Kiwi has covered it in his usual capable style.
In relation to QFF, HHonours only allows fixed FF points in conjuction with HHonours points. 10 HH points per US$ and 1000 QFF points per stay in Oz. You can also go for 15 HH points per US$ and no QFF points.

In relation to the OT here, this second option is better value ONLY if your stay expenditure exceeds US$2000 as HHonours points convert to QFF at a ratio of 10:1.
 
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