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daYZman

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Hi,

Can I redeem points for flights for my family members? I remember I could a year or two ago.

Thanks,

Michael
 
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Mal

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Yes.

http://www.qantas.com.au/fflyer/dyn/program/terms said:
12.3 Members may assign Awards that they obtain through Qantas Frequent Flyer to their Eligible Family Member. However, there may be tax implications on such a transfer. Eligible Family Members may use the Award whether the Member travels with them or not. An Award ticket issued for an Eligible Family Member must be redeemed in the name of the passenger travelling.
The meaning of family is actually quite broad:

http://www.qantas.com.au/fflyer/dyn/program/terms said:
'Eligible Family Member' of a member means any person the Member can demonstrate, to the reasonable satisfaction of Qantas, as being related to that Member in any of the ways described below:

* Husband/Wife
* Parent/Step-parent
* Domestic Partner/De Facto
* Child, including foster & step-child
* Brother/Sister
* Half Brother/Sister
* Grandparent
* Grandchild
* Son/Daughter-in-law
* Brother/Sister-in-law
* Father/Mother-in-law
* Uncle/Aunt
* Nephew/Niece
* First cousin
 
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littl_flier

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Mal said:
The meaning of family is actually quite broad:
Question: How strict are Qantas? I am looking to book a flight for a friend and I to travel together. As she is a girl, I was thinking I could use the Domestic Partner/De Facto. (Hopefully after this trip she will be! ;) :p :oops: ) What do you think the chances are of Qantas questioning me when its all e-ticketed?
 

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I don't think it's enforced, probably for the simple reason that accuratley enforcing it would be near on impossible. My better half and I have been together for a long time, however realistically we have absolutley no way to prove it.

I've never been asked to prove relation of anyone, and when I've travelled using someone elses points for a single flight for me I haven't been stopped either.
 

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littl_flier said:
Question: How strict are Qantas? I am looking to book a flight for a friend and I to travel together. As she is a girl, I was thinking I could use the Domestic Partner/De Facto. (Hopefully after this trip she will be! ;) :p :oops: ) What do you think the chances are of Qantas questioning me when its all e-ticketed?
I have never heard of Qantas asking for proof. But they reserve the right to and can do some very nasty things to your FF account if they work out you're scamming them.
 

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Mal said:
I have never heard of Qantas asking for proof. But they reserve the right to and can do some very nasty things to your FF account if they work out you're scamming them.
:oops: True :oops:

Oh well, we might see what happens on relationship front anyway. ;)
 

daYZman

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Thanks for that. I've been trying to redeem online, but it wouldn't let me change the passenger's surname or relationship. Is the function disabled?

BTW, does Virgin Atlantic's Flying Club offer the same benefit?

Thanks,
Michael
 

daYZman

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Thanks for that.

I've just tried redeeming online, but it won't let me change the passenger's surname or relationship. Is it just me?

BTW, does Virgin Atlantic's Flying Club offer the this benefit as well?

Thanks,
Michael
 

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daYZman said:
I've just tried redeeming online, but it won't let me change the passenger's surname or relationship. Is it just me?
Are you answering the question "Are you travelling?" correctly on the first screen?

daYZman said:
BTW, does Virgin Atlantic's Flying Club offer the this benefit as well?
They seem to have a "award flight for a friend" type option, but I don't know much about the Virgin Atlantic scheme.
 

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littl_flier said:
:oops: True :oops:

Oh well, we might see what happens on relationship front anyway. ;)
If you lived alot further south, first cousin could work either way:rolleyes:
 

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littl_flier said:
:D Lol, unfortunately all my first cousins are guys anyway so we won't go there!
Thats why it says Domestic Partner, also doesn't matter way down there.
 

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how about earning points? Can you earn opints for flights your *relative* make? Or do they need their own membership?
 

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pongie said:
how about earning points? Can you earn opints for flights your *relative* make? Or do they need their own membership?
The FF number must always agree with the booking details. Therefore you can only earn points for yourself.

Would be a great lurk if it points could be earnt across memberships.
 

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littl_flier said:
What do you think the chances are of Qantas questioning me when its all e-ticketed?
Very little without giving away too much information!
 
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