A question for thr throbbing brain

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  1. Photonerd71

    Photonerd71 Silver Member

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    Question for whoever can/will answer.

    I am going to use some of my FF miles to fly my dad on for a visit in the spring, I am a silver elite, I want to know if he will get to use my bennies while traveling on a ticket I got using my FF number and miles. (free checked bag and early boarding are my main question). Thanx
     
  2. 2wheels

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    No. He will use his own status.
     
  3. Photonerd71

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    Ok thnx. Guess I'll just have to get the ticket and try to snag an exit row for him before the rules change.
     
  4. Cuse44
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    If you are booking with your CO miles, then Yes, he will get your benefits if traveling on CO. There is a glitch currently that allows the traveler to receive the benefits of the account from which the miles were debited. UA Insider has acknowledged this exists and claims they aren't in any rush to fix this.
     
  5. Photonerd71

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    Ok I like this. Guess I'll just book it and tell hime to look at thr boarding pass close. But who knows but the time April gets here he might have to donate a kidney and change his will for a free bag. ;)
     
  6. Wandering Aramean
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    While this is pretty reliable on CO metal it is less so if partners are involved.
     
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    Ahh, forgot that caveat. Updated my original post.
     
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    Completely off-topic -- Cuse44, how much are you loving this year's BBall team? I'm so happy Fab finally figured out how to run.
     
  9. Cuse44
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    I am absolutely loving this year's team. Fab looked so awkward on the floor last year. Now he is a real defensive/rebounding threat. Now, only if his offensive skills could improve....
     
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    Do note that some airport security might be insisting on seeing the elite credentials. It happened to a ticket I booked from AMS for a friend last year, the gate security (AMS-IAH) really asked him for his *G card... Was interesting...
     

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