On Super Bowl Sunday we were supposed to fly home from our first trip of 2015 which was to Orlando, Florida.
With reports of snowstorms most likely hitting the NYC area and American waiving flight change fees I decided to call up to see what the status of our flight was. I received a call back from AA close to an hour and a half after I called in. I found out that our flight had been cancelled.
Our flight was booked with British Airways for 15,000 Avios and $11.20 tax per person.
Being that we were flying on an award ticket, we wouldn’t be earning any miles for this flight.
Last night I logged into my American Airlines account to check to see if the bonus posted from a Citi AA credit card. I was approved for the card towards the end of last year and the minimum spend required to earn the bonus took longer than expected to reach due to a return!
No big deal and yes, the bonus of 50,000 AAdvantage was now showing in my account! Seeing miles and points added to my account never gets boring!
Then I noticed something else.
Above the line showing my 50K bonus miles I saw a line with mileage activity from 2/2/15, the day we flew home from Orlando.
It turns out that for some reason or another, American had credited miles for the flight home to my account. I checked Kim’s AA account and she didn’t have any miles posted from that date.
I’m trying to figure out why I earned miles for an award flight and also why Kim didn’t.
The only reason I can think of is maybe when we were rebooked the new flight was coded differently and did not look like an award ticket. Our original tickets were issued by British, but we were directly rebooked by American.
But if that was the case, wouldn’t Kim have earned points too?
Either way, I have no clue what is going on but I’ll take it! I know 1,180 miles isn’t much but every little bit helps and I try to never turn down free miles!