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LATAM award flights for others
Just a quick question:
Am I allowed to use LATAM kms for someone else to fly without me on the itinerary?
I’m trying to transfer miles from SPG for a friend of mine to meet in Lima then go on to Iquitos. He would be flying from Talara, Peru to Lima, and I would be flying from JFK. I have already booked my JFK flights and was planning on using my SPG points to transfer to LATAM kms for the second leg since it wasn’t available through AA miles.
It looks like my RT from LIM to Iquitos would be 14,000 kms and my friend’s would be 16,000 to fly from Talara, connect through Lima, and get on the same flight as me to Iquitos.
If I have to transfer miles to two separate accounts, I can use 20,000 points exactly, but miss out on the bonus 5k. If I can transfer all 20k to one account, I would transfer a little extra and just give my friend a free flight somewhere within Peru to use.
Any help would be much appreciated,
Bump? Would like to know this answer before transferring points over if possible :/
I think you should be able to book flights for someone else even if youre not traveling on that itinerary.
Also, you can only transfer from SPG (and any other transferable points currency) to your own frequent flyer account. To transfer to someone else, they have to be an authorized user on that card account.
Ah yes, that slipped my mind. Well I’ll try to book it and date you just as an FYI. If it doesn’t work out, it’ll give me another reason to go back to SA 🙂
Yes, you can definitely redeem for someone else. Specified here: