Can I book a ticket for a friend and get the frequent flyer points?

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Member since 04 May 2011

Total posts 7

I need to earn about 100 more Status Credits to get to Gold membership, I'm a little busy to take an extra trip only for the points... can I book a trip for a friend and use my FF number? Or does the name on the ticket need to match the FF account? If not, I guess I could book with my name and get him to take the flights since they don't check ID matches boarding for Aus domestic flights?

John Walton

Member since 03 Jan 2011

Total posts 86

The ticket name does need to match the frequent flyer account, and I'd say trying to get around things would be pretty inadvisable. If the airline found out, they'd be well within their rights to cancel your frequent flyer account entirely.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 26 Sep 2011

Total posts 14

Easier if you book on Jetstar using your name and your FF #


Member since 27 Sep 2011

Total posts 1

You can certainly do it because one of the so called security flaws in the nxt generation check in is that you no longer have to provide ID if you arent checking in bags... if you are carrying bags and have the RFID tags you dont need to either.

So the question is if you are prepared to take the relative small risk.

wilsoni Banned

wilsoni Banned

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Sep 2011

Total posts 302

It's theoretically possible, but strictly it's fraud. What I have never understood is - if a seat is bought and paid for by someone, why won't airlines allow it to be used by someone else nominated by the buyer? What difference does it make to the airline? The change could easily be made online before the check-in process. Why shouldn't miles/status go with the purchased seat, not its occupant? Why if a booking is "no-showed" does the purchaser lose both the money and the miles/status? It's a win/win for the carrier and a lose/lose for the flyer. Just another abuse of market power I guess.


Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 24 Oct 2011

Total posts 24

Fellow buys 100 airline tickets to Europe as soon as they become available for say $800 one way. June rolls around and he sells them off using "name-change permitted" function for $1300 each. lose/lose for the airline. Rules are there for a reason.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 05 Apr 2012

Total posts 8

No dont Book, depending on where you live booma J multi sector BNE-SYD-CBR rt gets 160 SCs for $1200

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