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    Getting air miles when using Booking.com

    I have often used Booking.com to find good hotel rates, but had to back out of that site and try the direct site of the hotel chain in order to get my air miles, as they were not awarded if you went through third party sites. Sometimes I got the same rate, but sometimes not and I would have to keep looking.

    Booking.com is the engine for "American Airlines Hotels" on the airline site, so I have found that you can go to the AA site and book through that engine and it gives you the AA miles at the same Booking.com rate. They also sometimes offer bonuses. I have a business related trip where I just used that method and found a good hotel where I wanted to go that offered 1,000 bonus miles but still at the booking.com rate. Needless to say, I booked that one. If I had booked with booking.com, it would have been the same rate but no miles, and directly with the horel chain, the same rate but only 121 miles.

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    Nice tip, and workaround.
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    I use Booking.com a lot, but mostly for independent type hotels. For the big chains I'll go through their website as there are often additional perks. For example when you book directly with Hilton.com you get free wifi in your room. And most of the time the hotels will price match.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luanne View Post
    I use Booking.com a lot, but mostly for independent type hotels. For the big chains I'll go through their website as there are often additional perks. For example when you book directly with Hilton.com you get free wifi in your room. And most of the time the hotels will price match.
    That is what I used to do, until I discovered the American Airlines Hotels route. The example I used above was a major chain, but I would not have gotten the 1,000 bonus miles by going through the chain's website. I checked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luanne View Post
    I use Booking.com a lot, but mostly for independent type hotels. For the big chains I'll go through their website as there are often additional perks. For example when you book directly with Hilton.com you get free wifi in your room. And most of the time the hotels will price match.
    That is what I used to do, until I discovered the American Airlines Hotels route. The example I used above was a major chain, but I would not have gotten the 1,000 bonus miles by going through the chain's website. I checked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolinian View Post
    That is what I used to do, until I discovered the American Airlines Hotels route. The example I used above was a major chain, but I would not have gotten the 1,000 bonus miles by going through the chain's website. I checked.
    I don't fly American enough to want, or need, to get miles from them.
    Luanne

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