Easier than actually flying

An airport checkin agent awarded himself miles for flights of passengers he checked in to the tune of five million points.

    While working for Air Canada, Singh would check in passengers but instead of crediting them he would add their miles to one of his own 13 air miles accounts, the National Crime Squad (NCS) said.
    Singh, who lives in west London, pleaded guilty at Isleworth Crown Court to false accounting, obtaining services by deception and obtaining property by deception.

    He will be sentenced on May 21 at the same court, NCS said.

    Among the trips Singh arranged through the scheme were business class flights for a family of four from Singapore to New Zealand and flights for a couple from Frankfurt to Mumbai.

    Singh and his brother flew first class from Heathrow to Singapore and then on to Auckland – tickets that would normally have cost about 5,000 pounds each, NCS said.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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