Whenever we fly on revenue ticket, we get frequent flyer miles (in most instances). The number of miles we can earn depend on the booking class.
You may be able to credit your travel to other frequent flyer programs depending on the alliances and code share agreements..
Wheretocredit.com may help you choose the frequent flyer program you could credit to, by proving the list of all options along with the earning rates.
Here is an example..
If you are flying with Etihad Airways, here are all the frequent flyer programs you can choose to credit your travel. You can earn AAdvantage miles when you fly on a revenue ticket with Etihad Airways.
You can check your e-ticket or call the airline to find the booking class/fare code for your travel.
Wheretocredit.com is an useful tool proving all thefrequent flyer options available to credit your travel.
Use caution when choosing the program, as some of the information could be out of date or inaccurate.
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