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Getting miles for booking my coworkers flight
« on: October 27, 2014, 10:14:29 PM »
Thanks in advance for your help.
I have to book a couple of flights for a coworker and I have to use the company CC. Is there anyway I can book and earn?

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Re: Getting miles for booking my coworkers flight
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2014, 10:25:40 PM »
Thanks in advance for your help.
I have to book a couple of flights for a coworker and I have to use the company CC. Is there anyway I can book and earn?

Two type of points I can think of:

-Expedia/Orbitz rewards

-Shopping portal points with one of the above OTAs.

That's the only legitimate ways for you to earn something on your co-workers' flights. Although some may argue about the legitimacy of earning in your UR portal when you use your employer's CC.
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Re: Getting miles for booking my coworkers flight
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2014, 10:28:17 PM »
Thank you!

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Re: Getting miles for booking my coworkers flight
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2014, 10:33:50 PM »
Thank you!
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Re: Getting miles for booking my coworkers flight
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2014, 10:34:40 PM »
one day at a time

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Re: Getting miles for booking my coworkers flight
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2014, 10:40:40 PM »
Can I create a Travelers Profile for him in the UR Travel and Explore and then use company CC or it only posts points if I would use the sapphire preferred?

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Re: Getting miles for booking my coworkers flight
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2014, 10:50:55 PM »
Can I create a Travelers Profile for him in the UR Travel and Explore and then use company CC or it only posts points if I would use the sapphire preferred?
No, you didn't understand what I said.
Don't book through Ultimate Rewards, use the Ultimate Rewards portal to go to a third (forth?) party travel agency to book it for you.
That way you can get both - UR points and that OTA's rewards, whatever junk that might be.
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Re: Getting miles for booking my coworkers flight
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2014, 10:53:57 PM »
Ahhhh its all clear to me now! much obliged,

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Re: Getting miles for booking my coworkers flight
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2014, 10:59:41 PM »

one day at a time

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Re: Getting miles for booking my coworkers flight
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2014, 11:19:59 PM »
If you are booking AA (and I'm guessing also u.s. airways) you can earn special perks such as AA gold and lounge visits

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Re: Getting miles for booking my coworkers flight
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2014, 12:54:15 AM »
If you are using the UR portal pay with chase sapphire so you will get 2.14ppd + the bonus from the portal. IMO this will get you the most valuable points

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Re: Getting miles for booking my coworkers flight
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2014, 09:45:41 PM »
When booking on AA add your BE account number -  www.businessextra.com

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Re: Getting miles for booking my coworkers flight
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2014, 10:36:00 AM »
Thanks in advance for your help.
I have to book a couple of flights for a coworker and I have to use the company CC. Is there anyway I can book and earn?

Several Airlines like Delta and Southwest allow the company that is paying to earn points as well as the customer.
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Re: Getting miles for booking my coworkers flight
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2014, 08:29:57 PM »
For the tickets I followed meshugener's advice booking expedia via UR portal. Thank you.
For Hotels Im going to book via Rocketmiles to get 6000avios for one of the nights and book the rest through hyatt with me as part of the reservation.

Thanks for all the help

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Re: Getting miles for booking my coworkers flight
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2014, 02:10:03 PM »
For the tickets I followed meshugener's advice booking expedia via UR portal. Thank you.
For Hotels Im going to book via Rocketmiles to get 6000avios for one of the nights and book the rest through hyatt with me as part of the reservation.

Thanks for all the help
Make sure that's the right approach.
IME, Rocketmiles had higher rates than hotels.com, so you might pay a premium for a few miles.

And take into consideration that you 1) also earn additional point booking on hotels.com through the UR mall; 2) there are a few hotels.com coupon codes floating around saving you ~$20 per booking (or per night if you're really in the mood of saving money  ;)   ); 3) you get a free night after 10 nights (but they expire after 1 year).
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