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  • gingercat 6 posts

    Hi there,

    My husband has silver status with Virgin as well as some points and a companion voucher. I don’t have an account at all.

    Is there any way we can use his points and voucher in order to purchase return Upper Class flights to New York for myself and our son? This would be for us to go and meet him in the USA and the end of him working there for a month. We’d be flying back to UK with him, but not out with him. His Upper class flights have been booked through work.

    I suspect that we can’t do it because even if we can share via a household account or something, I don’t have any status. But I thought I would ask.

    NorthernLass 8,203 posts

    From what more experienced Virgins have posted on here, it’s possible to transfer the voucher to someone else, however I don’t know how it works if the recipient doesn’t have an account or enough points of their own to cover it. Hopefully @davefl or one of the others will be along soon!

    Nothing to stop you setting up your own account in the meantime, though.

    Froggee 980 posts

    Yes. Have him call up and ask to book “an upper class redemption for my wife and son using my companion voucher please.”

    It really is as simple as that!

    Edited to add maybe the terms and conditions don’t quite say that but I’ve done it twice now with no concerns at all from the agents.

    AL 613 posts

    Yes. Have him call up and ask to book “an upper class redemption for my wife and son using my companion voucher please.”

    It really is as simple as that!

    Edited to add maybe the terms and conditions don’t quite say that but I’ve done it twice now with no concerns at all from the agents.

    The voucher terms don’t mention anything about who must be flying; they’re quite flexible in that regard.

    For a voucher to be transferred, the recipient must have a Flying Club account – but it needs no status, other than Red, to receive. That said, members who are Red status will pay more points overall to get in to Upper. If they don’t have an account, creating one takes the agent (or the customer) about two minutes.

    If you don’t have enough points, the usual VS logic is that they will take points on a per-sector basis from each person travelling, otherwise they will factor in the cost of buying Flying Club points with cash to complete the transaction. This takes them a bit longer (and you can do this yourself on points.com, anyway).

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,240 posts

    First thing I would do is create an FC account for yourself and if he’s old enough your son.

    Then get your hubby to make you a 3rd party nominee on his account which allows you access and ability to use it.

    I think this requires a phone call rather than online but it’s an easy enough process.

    Once you have that then you can call and make the booking. Let the agent work out all the technical ins and outs of whether it gets transferred and where the miles are.

    gingercat 6 posts

    Thanks for the answers everyone!

    Aliks 75 posts

    From a recent status match I will be promoted to Virgin Gold early in December. My wife has a voucher that I would like to use to upgrade myself to upper class on a Virgin flight in mid January next year.

    Am I correct in thinking that my future Gold status will not make any difference to such an upgrade?

    AL 613 posts

    From a recent status match I will be promoted to Virgin Gold early in December. My wife has a voucher that I would like to use to upgrade myself to upper class on a Virgin flight in mid January next year.

    Am I correct in thinking that my future Gold status will not make any difference to such an upgrade?

    You’re correct – status makes no difference. If there’s availability in G now, you might well want to upgrade before it disappears – which it could do if RM think they can get some more cash out of seats.

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