I have offered to give my parents reward tickets with miles for their 50th Anniversary trip next summer. If there is a problem (ie missed connection, bad weather etc) will they have any additional problems getting issues resolved since they have reward tickets not from their frequent flyer accounts? They will be flying on Delta domestic. This is my dad's big concern. If they take the tickets it will save them approximately $1500.00. They are flying IAD to Alaska and back from Seattle so tickets are not cheap and Mom does not want to wait for a sale. She is a planner (I am a chip off the block) and wants to get things settled soon.