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  1. Lyn

    Hi,
    IF any one here experiences with booking tickets for family with multiple accounts, please help me with this issue:
    We are family of 4 and would like to book tickets to Orlando next month.
    Both of us has enough mileages to cover for round trip and would like to pay for the kids ( either by mileages or credit card) in order to save their miles.
    1/ Is there any way, I can book the tickets at 1 time for 4 passengers and pay with two different Mileage Plus accounts?…I did try but it only take mileages from primary account only..
    2/ We need to do at least 2 times !( 1 adult /1 kid) then may be the award tickets will not available for other 2…and end up we are not same schedule!
    Thanks for any input.
    Lyn

  2. MidSouthSkier

    Just to be sure I understand: each adult has enough points for a RT ticket and then you’ll want to buy 2 tickets?

    So maybe book this as one-ways to help be sure everyone is on the same schedule. Let’s say your family is Mom (M) + Dad (D) plus Kid A (A) and Kid B (B).

    Outbound: Use M’s miles for M+A and buy one-way tickets for D+B.
    Return: Use D’s miles for D+B and buy one-way tickets for M+A

    That way you can be sure there are two award seats on the same flight and you can buy cash tickets on those same flights.

    After you’ve done that, you can call and get a note put into your tickets to associate the two record locators with each other. That way if there is some sort of operational event they’ll know the reservations are tied together.

  3. David W

    Depending on the ages of the kids, you might want to have everyone on the same ticket.

    Why not book 4 one ways from one account for everybody then pay cash for the return, or use miles from the other account for the return? Or, if booking separately, you may way want to put a parent with one kid on a ticket, and the other kid with the other parent.

  4. OCTinPHL

    If I am reading the initial post correctly, they don’t have enough miles in either account to book 4 one-ways. I think they could book one parent and one child one-way from each account (so two separate bookings) and book all 4 back with cash in one booking.

  5. Lyn

    [QUOTE=”MidSouth Skier, post: 61371, member: 184″]Just to be sure I understand: each adult has enough points for a RT ticket and then you’ll want to buy 2 tickets?

    So maybe book this as one-ways to help be sure everyone is on the same schedule. Let’s say your family is Mom (M) + Dad (D) plus Kid A (A) and Kid B (B).

    Outbound: Use M’s miles for M+A and buy one-way tickets for D+B.
    Return: Use D’s miles for D+B and buy one-way tickets for M+A

    That way you can be sure there are two award seats on the same flight and you can buy cash tickets on those same flights.

    After you’ve done that, you can call and get a note put into your tickets to associate the two record locators with each other. That way if there is some sort of operational event they’ll know the reservations are tied together.[/QUOTE]
    [QUOTE=”Lyn, post: 61370, member: 3203″]Hi,
    IF any one here experiences with booking tickets for family with multiple accounts, please help me with this issue:
    We are family of 4 and would like to book tickets to Orlando next month.
    Both of us has enough mileages to cover for round trip and would like to pay for the kids ( either by mileages or credit card) in order to save their miles.
    1/ Is there any way, I can book the tickets at 1 time for 4 passengers and pay with two different Mileage Plus accounts?…I did try but it only take mileages from primary account only..
    2/ We need to do at least 2 times !( 1 adult /1 kid) then may be the award tickets will not available for other 2…and end up we are not same schedule!
    Thanks for any input.
    Lyn[/QUOTE]
    [QUOTE=”David W, post: 61373, member: 29″]Depending on the ages of the kids, you might want to have everyone on the same ticket.

    Why not book 4 one ways from one account for everybody then pay cash for the return, or use miles from the other account for the return? Or, if booking separately, you may way want to put a parent with one kid on a ticket, and the other kid with the other parent.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks for all valuable inputs, all of you give me an idea by booking one way for 4 and pay the return for 4 ..or round trip for 2 and pay the return for 2… there was never crossed on my mind that i could book one way tickets! we travel as family but always booked round trip!
    We have accumulated mileages on both accounts..
    Thanks again for all your time.
    Wish Everyone has a Safe & Bless Holidays!
    Lyn

  6. Lyn

    Thanks for all valuable inputs, all of you give me an idea by booking one way for 4 and pay the return for 4 ..or round trip for 2 and pay the return for 2… there was never crossed on my mind that i could book one way tickets! we travel as family but always booked round trip!
    We have accumulated mileages on both accounts..
    Thanks again for all your time.
    Wish Everyone has a Safe & Bless Holidays!
    Lyn

  7. MidSouthSkier

    If you can actually find 4 award seats on the same flight (possible if you’re flying economy, more difficult if you’re flying in business class) then I’d definitely do the 4 award seats one way and 4 cash seats the other. That way on one leg you’re all on the same PNR and if there are IRROPS your tickets are tied together.

  8. Lyn

    [QUOTE=”MidSouth Skier, post: 61392, member: 184″]If you can actually find 4 award seats on the same flight (possible if you’re flying economy, more difficult if you’re flying in business class) then I’d definitely do the 4 award seats one way and 4 cash seats the other. That way on one leg you’re all on the same PNR and if there are IRROPS your tickets are tied together.[/QUOTE]
    Thanks, i will do 4 in one way/ one account..and the return on other account ..depend on the available of tickets also….you guys open my eyes!

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