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800 miles short from making 1K with United

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I'm not happy right now. I had typed my miles into a spreadsheet and thought I would make 1K by 300 miles. I booked a ticket on the United website from Barcelona to Frankfurt and Frankfurt to Orlando on Lufthansa, and returning from Orlando to Zurich on United and on to Istanbul with Swiss. (I've been booking my flights like a European since I had BA miles to get over to Europe but could not get a flight home)

I earned miles with all of the Lufthansa and United flights, but it turns out that United sold me an L ticket with Swiss that does not earn miles.

I'm thinking of booking a round trip flight for the day from Athens to Thessaloniki for around $200. Lounge access in both cities. 500 miles each way, right?

This happened last year on the United website when I booked a flight from Dalaman, Turkey, to Lyon, France on Turkish Airlines. I earned miles from Dalaman to Istanbul, but not to Lyon. I had to fly out to California to make 1K in December and that is not the cheapest month to travel.

In short, you don't always earn miles when you book your flights on the United website.

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