Can I redeem a Virgin Australia flight for someone else?

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CityRail

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Member since 17 Nov 2014

Total posts 78

I have 6 digit Velocity Points but I am in the process of saving up Status Credits to maintain my membership therefore I don't want to redeem points for myself, but I still need to use up those points somehow.

I have my mum registered as family pooling, and but my father has not.
We are planning to travel to Melbourne later this year and I noticed there's free seats available. Therefore may I ask can I use my points to pay for my dad's flights so me and my mum can earn status credits by buying tickets? If so, how can I do that?
Thank you.

Happytraveler00

Member since 22 Dec 2016

Total posts 33

You can redeem a ticket under your dad's name with no issues - just select 'I'm not flying' when booking.

Your mum can book a cash fare on a separate ticket. There isn't a way to combine them together.

Brassy

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 15 Apr 2016

Total posts 36

Agree as per Happy above, however whenever I've done this (for the same reason, maintaining SP), I've contacted the velocity angels and they've linked the separate bookings to seat the parties together.

Brassy

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 15 Apr 2016

Total posts 36

Simple to do and within velocity rules. Just click the box that says 'I'm booking on behalf of someone else' during the process.

asbindia

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 26 Aug 2013

Total posts 48

Simple to do and within velocity rules. Just click the box that says 'I'm booking on behalf of someone else' during the process.
Hey Brassy do you know if this is only for family members or is this for Friends as well? I was looking to book a ticket for my friend and his daughter

Brassy

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 15 Apr 2016

Total posts 36

Simple to do and within velocity rules. Just click the box that says 'I'm booking on behalf of someone else' during the process.
Hey Brassy do you know if this is only for family members or is this for Friends as well? I was looking to book a ticket for my friend and his daughter

It can be for anyone; when you book with points there's a little box as you fill in details that you check to say 'I'm booking on behalf of someone else'. It then allows you to book for anyone you like.

asbindia

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 26 Aug 2013

Total posts 48

Yeah, I have seen that there but was just wondering if anyone knows if its in the T's&C's somewhere that it can only be done for family. I have been through and didnt see anything but was just wondering.

ttravers

Member since 25 Apr 2017

Total posts 1

I've done it for friends

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