"Double Dipping" - PPS spend whilst crediting miles to *A partner program?

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vantage03

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Hi guys,
It's been suggested to me that you can purchase SQ F or J tickets which count towards your PPS spend value, but credit miles to another *A FF program.
Does anyone know if this is possible, or have any experience in doing so?

I have a very long trip coming up to JFK via stops for a few days each in SIN and FRA, but then have to come back via FRA and SIN again for work rather than going round-the-world.
I want to credit the miles to LH Miles & More as it will push me to SEN (*G) for two years, however the cost of the tickets would push me to PPS on SQ if that was possible.

If I had to choose, I'd take LH SEN as it means I can redeem miles for LX F, whereas I can already redeem SQ F with lots of availability.

Any experience here?
 

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believe this is possible... i have read (either here or ft) that you can inform the check in agent that you wish to do this.
 

vantage03

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Great thanks that's good to know. I will search FT, I vaguely remember seeing it mentioned there too.
 

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Entirely possible, if any doubt don't let your SQ number near the booking and just retroclaim PPS credit later, once miles have reached the program you want them in.
 

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No personal experience but plenty of evidence on FT
 

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I doubled dipped with a historical redemption.
 

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It's not really "Double Dipping" though because PPS status is based on spend, while *A status is based on miles flown.
 

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It's not really "Double Dipping" though because PPS status is based on spend, while *A status is based on miles flown.

It can be "double dipping" on status, but is definitely not on miles.
 
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