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Caution on crediting *A fights to LM

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I recently flew a number of paid short sectors on *A airlines (LH, LX) within Europe and put my LM number on the bookings - not that I expected many points but wanted to reset the expiry date. Now I find out that LM does not award any points for such Y flights - of course I should have checked "wheretocredit.com" beforehand but in looking into it LM seems to be almost the only *A which "credits" 0% miles for these discounted fares - others give at least 25% which of course will reset expiry date.

All my own error but with LM expiry rules one has to really be on the ball - at least you can now see your expiry date online in your account profile. I have started using the LM hotel booking portal (where is makes sense for non-major chain hotels) - these offer 1000's of miles and of course reset expiry. In fact I now somewhat belatedly realise these are the 'cheapest' LM points going. However for major chains I still prefer to use the hotel's own web site as these usually offer better pricing (often 5% less than booking sites) and you get member benefit (free breakfast if you're Gold).
 

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I use Award Wallet to help me manage expiry of my points from most airlines, hotels, etc. It is also very good at advising changes to itineraries; such as when a flight is delayed.

I've been notified of delays far quicker by Award Wallet than via the operating airline.
 
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I've looked at AwardWallet but am worried about the security of the information you need to provide (with so many FF account being hacked these days) - I use TripIt Pro to manage itineraries and like you I also been advised of itinerary changes (including gate changes) before operating airline even before notice board in the airport,
 
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