Thanks to others who previously helped me find award tickets for my parents' trip to Europe in October. I have a follow-up question that I may have answered already. I am currently 1P/Gold but will reach Plat in late September right before my parents leave. Assuming I book tickets for my parents now and need to make changes now, should I book them through UA or CO? My understanding is that I'll probably be making the changes close in and after I get my status increased by CO. There won't be any step up from UA because they don't have a 75K level. So I should book with CO, right, since they'll waive any change fees and UA still won't as a 1P? Are there any unforeseen dangers here? Right now it's looking like they'll fly UA to connect in LAX or DFW before going on their way to FRA. Maybe stop in SEA on the way back instead. But should the heavens part, I'll rebook them non-stop SFO-ZRH on LX.