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  • Ash 620 posts

    Anyone used the United £250 offer to book a flight but for a friend/relative. Will it work? I’m not travelling myself.

    Secondly, do you receive either United miles or Avios (via Aer Lingus).

    davefl 1,365 posts
    Ash 620 posts

    Thank you.

    Re avios/miles….what i meant to say is do i receive them when booking and paying for tickets for friends/family. My hunch is no,, as l my frequent flyer account numbers wont tally with the passenger names.

    John 1,012 posts

    Obviously the passenger collects miles in their own account, that’s the case on all airlines regardless of who pays, unless you’re booking a flight where you know ID will not be checked and you’re willing to take the risk that you won’t be caught and forfeit your account.

    davefl 1,365 posts

    Thank you.

    Re avios/miles….what i meant to say is do i receive them when booking and paying for tickets for friends/family. My hunch is no,, as l my frequent flyer account numbers wont tally with the passenger names.

    No, only the ticketed and flown passenger gets Airline points/status credit and miles.

    AJA 1,084 posts

    Be aware that the passenger loses s75 protection if you buy for someone else unrelated to you and do not travel yourself. That may be fine given the discount.

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