Is there any benefit for keeping all flyers on same reservation?

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  1. Sean Colahan
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    I know with legacies if you want upgrades for any of your party traveling with you, one must have all people on the same reservation. I was wondering if it matters or has any benefits/consequences for having each member of the traveling party on separate reservations (one benefit I could see is that the mobile check-in and boarding pass would actually work.) Thoughts?
     
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    If there is an equipment change or the need to rebook you because of a missed connection, you will not be seated together if you have separate reservations.

    Equipment changes seem to be a frequent occurrence on United recently. And winter weather can play havoc with anyone's conncections.
     
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    Yep, in the event of IROPs you want everyone in the same PNR, so that you can all be treated as a group. Not just equipment change, but in the event of a cancellation and you have to get rebooked, you all go together.

    If you're on separate PNRs you can easily get rebooked on separate flights, different routes, etc.
     
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    And, more often than not, also easily fix it. :-:

    I don't really see too much compelling to worry about single or split PNRs.
     
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    You say that, until Delta tries to send you on one flight and your wife and toddler on another one 5 hours later :)

    It's relatively easy to fix -- sometimes -- but it's still a pain to have to deal with it. It doesn't help much when you get rebooked and lose seat assignments -- especially when you're traveling with a toddler and now you have to beg other passengers to seat togehter -- but at least you're guaranteed to be on the same plane.
     
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    Agreed. I think you carry more weight as a group/family as far as IRROPS are concerned. A bunch of guys going to a bachelor party wouldn't care, but if alternate plans have to be made, a family wouldn't want to split up.
     
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    I've sometimes travel with my two kids (4 and 6) and I totally agree that staying together supersedes any other perks one might have with split PNRs.
    The only exception I can think of is when the group is not 100% sure of the travel details e.g. I might be travelling for business and my wife and kids are eager, willing but "tentative".
     
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    Thanks for the thoughts and insight.
     
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