Member since 03 Nov 2011
Total posts 14
Can you add your own frequent flyer account number to someone else's flight booking (even if you paid for it yourself and are managing the booking (it's a client of mine) and your email is the one listed as contact address)? is there a rule where it has to be the same name (or at least last name) as the passanger name on the booking? I hope I'm free to choose :/. it's a REALLY good earning flight. If the online system doesn't allow it, might ringing up make it possible if I explain?? (that *I* paid for it)
thanks for your expert questions. i'm not as 'frequent' flying as you guys but i love the site and sure do like to optimise my journeys.....
Member since 03 Jan 2011
Total posts 86
Nope. The only way you could get the miles is if that person is in a Virgin Australia family pool with you. (There's also the potential of a BA Household Account if we're talking Qantas flights, but that's seriously hacky, requires a non-AU address and is probably not worth your time.)
DOH....oh well... I dreamed, for a moment.....i think it would have moved me to qantas gold :/hang on...let's continue exploring here. I AM in the UK for most of the year, actually...please go on? would I have to pretend I live at the same UK address as my client? (we are friends, but this sounds a bit weird and involved...would it need 'proof of address' for BA.......)
So yes: it's a Qantas flight, Lon to Syd return.....business.And i do like hacking.....just depends how insane this one would be. we don't have the same surname.....
Righto, this is all very much from when I lived in the UK a few years ago, and from fixing up my UK-retired parents' frequent flyer accounts. So, you know, make sure you do the research. (Household Accounts are slightly different to, say, Virgin Australia's Family Pooling in how they work.)
As far as I recall, there's no verification of addresses by BA, nor a requirement for a same surname. (Many partners don't have the same surname.) Just sign up both of you for Executive Club with the same address and then make yourself the head of the household account.
Peter, below, is right that you get Avios and BA Executive Club status points (well, your friend gets the status points and the household account has use of the Avios) out of this, but those points are redeemable for Qantas flights and I never let a frequent flyer point (or, here, several tens of thousands of the things) pass me by!
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 25 May 2012
Total posts 356
The BA Household Account, which John mentioned, would only give you Avios points (which are only of use in BA/IB's FFPs). You cannot attribute points and status credits to Qantas' FFP on flights which you're not a passenger.
The only Qantas Points you'll get from that booking is the points earned from the credit card, if you booked with a Qantas branded credit card.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 23 May 2012
Total posts 178
I understand what you're saying, I have helped one airline booking website but it depends on which frequent flyer program you're with. Here are Australia's top 2:
Virgin Australia's Velocity Frequent Flyer: If you enter your account info into the grey area, you get access to your account and this booking saves it into your account so it is easier to access, but you can't earn points unless you put it under your name in the Guests section. If you want to earn points from another person, you have to use Family Pooling
Qantas Airway's Qantas Frequent Flyer: Similar with Velocity, you can't earn points for another person
Other frequent flyer programs: Some charge per booking (because they encourage you to promote themselves to your friends), you need to check with the program first.
if the return business flight can help get me a free economy leg for myself with BA, then it's worth it.
Thanks for the info, I'll see if my friend/colleague doesn't mind this idea and try my chances.
it's about time I joined BA e club, i usually use Qantas but I also recently joined Singapore's Krisflyer since i'm flying with them for the first time soon.
I assume Avios points (like Qantas) don't expire or at least last a long time...
Thx for velocity info too, i'll be flying with them later this year too and will join theirs i guess.
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