Friend wants to book me a flight using her Qantas points. Is this allowed?

By benjo | Jun 02, 2018, 02:13 PM
HI All,

Just a quick question.

My friend has 100k points on her Qantas Frequent Flyer and since she isn't going to use them has offered to book a 1 way trip to Singapore/Manila which is 60k points for myself.

My question is, can people (friends) use there points to book for someone else other then themselves? Or is her points restricted for her use only? I ask this as I'm not to sure if Qantas allows this. (please note she is a friend, not family and is not pooling any points into my account, simply just using her points to book me a 1 way flight)

Thank you for your time and knowledge.


Bennie.
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By nj8842 | Jun 02, 2018, 03:20 PM
theoretically not allowed
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By dm12 | Jun 02, 2018, 03:40 PM
This sounds like one of those questions you shouldn’t actually ask...no but you can make it happen

Or offer to take your friend with you :-)
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By Jedi | Jun 02, 2018, 03:52 PM
Yes you can book the flights using your points. I did 2 days ago with QF flights for my partner. No problems. QF even talked me through it on the phone as I had not done it before. Mind you though she is a QFF member. Don't know if this applies if you are not as I didn't ask that question. You can do the whole booking on line without any QFF intervention. Simply book and change the name.
Last edited by Jedi at Jun 03, 2018, 07.43 AM.
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By dlight | Jun 02, 2018, 04:34 PM
maybe check the family transfer option, look at the list of "recipient's relationship" it might offer enough choice to qualify you as 'family', you will both have to be QFF members for this to work.. no harm in investigating this option too
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By mviy | Jun 02, 2018, 05:45 PM
If she's not an eligible family member and QF asks for proof of your relationship then they'll terminate both accounts. So I'd be very careful to make sure that your friend is an eligible family member before doing anything.
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By NBShone | Jun 03, 2018, 04:59 AM
I have booked business class seats SNG to Melb return for a friend many times using points and iv never had a problem over the years. Use the web site to book and change the name of the passenger traveling. It's easy. And YES. it can be done
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By ChrisCh | Jun 04, 2018, 11:57 AM
I have booked business class seats SNG to Melb return for a friend many times using points and iv never had a problem over the years. Use the web site to book and change the name of the passenger traveling. It's easy. And YES. it can be done

The fact that 'it works if you lie' doesn't mean it's within the rules. When you book flights for other people using your points, the Qantas website will ask you to enter the nature of their relationship with you. The only 'non-family' relationship that can be chosen is ~"Domestic partner/de facto", which requires the two of you to be living together. "Friend" is not an option, and entering anything else would be in breach of the QFF T&Cs: potentially resulting in your account being cancelled and/or points being lost if audited or discovered, so don't say you weren't warned. ;)
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By LackyLachy | Jun 04, 2018, 03:18 PM
There's an element of risk involved in doing so (for both your friend and yourself) but it'd be fairly small. I qualify this as follows: there's a person on the ozbargain forum that runs his/her business of buying your FF points, then logging into your frequent flyer account to redeem flights for their customer (i.e., using your FF points to book flights for people completely unknown to you). Based on the lack of people on that forum who have advised that their FF accounts have been suspended or closed after selling their points to this person, I'd say you and your friend should be safe.
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By brettepi | Jun 07, 2018, 01:34 PM
ofcourse qantas wouldnt let you use your points for a friend. another example of them making things difficult for people with zero justification. we earnt the points and should be able to do whatever we want with them.
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By Jedi | Jun 18, 2018, 07:41 AM
ofcourse qantas wouldnt let you use your points for a friend. another example of them making things difficult for people with zero justification. we earnt the points and should be able to do whatever we want with them.

Yes interesting question. Who owns and has earn't the points.
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