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The HfP chat thread – Wednesday 28th April

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Comments (290)

  • Lee says:

    Never used BA family and friend for booking a reward ticket for someone else who is not in household account. Any risk? Whose card should be used for paying tax? Thanks

    • Chris Heyes says:

      Lee slight risk is BA thinking you might profit from doing it
      BA Doesn’t allow you to book for anyone else and gain from it.
      They could and have closed Avios accounts and Avios lost for doing just that
      that’s why safer household Acc or another way round it would be open a friends and family acc
      I Have both
      There is nothing stopping you being generous and booking for a friend

      • Lee says:

        Thanks Chris, do you have to be registered under same address for household account. It may look suspicious if we update address then form household account immediately.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      I can’t see an issue if it’s just a booking now and again for a friend or 2

      If you are booking for a new person every week they might shut you down.

    • Doug M says:

      I’ve booked reward flights for around 10 other people over last 4 years or so, several who I wasn’t travelling with. Never a problem.

  • Rob says:

    Rule applies, so she won’t get the 5% deal.

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