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As this does not appear to be related to Fly Buys, I am going to move this thread to the Airline Frequent Flyer Programs forum where it would seem to be better suited. Please continue discussion there.
In my experience EK flights never credit automatically to your MP account, even when your MP number is properly recorded in the booking. You invariably have to write to MP with your original BP and ticket details, and then wait, and wait, and wait...... (and if you're lucky, something will eventually turn up in your account).
I'm still waiting for the miles to be credited for my EK flight a couple of months ago. Might be lucky to see it by Christmas.
I agree with Sully, I have never had problems accruing EK points on UA MP. You can also accrue them to Velocity but the award redemption is much higher. You can go to RAR for 20k UA points but the same trip on Virgin Blue is over 50k.
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