Redeeming points for flights

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  1. daYZman

    daYZman Junior Member

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    #1 daYZman, May 14, 2007
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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
     

  2. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

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    #2 Mal, May 14, 2007
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    Yes.

    The meaning of family is actually quite broad:

     
  3. littl_flier

    littl_flier Active Member

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    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?
     
  4. N860CR

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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.
     
  5. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

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    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.
     
  6. littl_flier

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    :oops: True :oops:

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

    daYZman Junior Member

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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
     
  8. daYZman

    daYZman Junior Member

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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
     
  9. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

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    Are you answering the question "Are you travelling?" correctly on the first screen?

    They seem to have a "award flight for a friend" type option, but I don't know much about the Virgin Atlantic scheme.
     
  10. daYZman

    daYZman Junior Member

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    Indeed, I forgot to answer that question. Thanks.
     
  11. Reggie

    Reggie Established Member

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    If you lived alot further south, first cousin could work either way:rolleyes:
     
  12. littl_flier

    littl_flier Active Member

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    :D Lol, unfortunately all my first cousins are guys anyway so we won't go there!
     
  13. Reggie

    Reggie Established Member

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    Thats why it says Domestic Partner, also doesn't matter way down there.
     
  14. littl_flier

    littl_flier Active Member

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    My Qantas CSM mate would definitely agree! :p
     
  15. pongie

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

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    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.
     
  17. JohnK

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    Very little without giving away too much information!
     
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