OK, didn't know how it works! So I would just make reservations in their names? Probably better to make reservations over the phone!???As DA said, you could transfer the needed points to then for $10 per 1,000 points (assuming its 15,000 points, it would cost $150 per ticket to make the transfers). Or you could just redeem the needed points from your account and obtain the tIcket(s) in their name(s). That would cost you $-0-!
My own opinion is that $150 in the example could be used better - say for a restaurant meal, a day at an amusement park, a boat tour, etc...
Thanx Dave!Yes, just call up AGR and say “I would like to redeem an award from A to B for “Amanda”.” There will be no problem.
You can print up a “gift certificate” to send to her saying something like:
- This is redeemable for a trip to FL whenever is best for you. Just let (me) know when you would like to travel, and I’ll obtain your ticket!
It's true you can redeem tickets for almost anyone, but if the airline thinks you're working with a reseller service it can void the tickets and recall any remaining points. Trying to get your points and tickets back can be nearly impossible. I'm not sure how well Amtrak tracks this sort of activity.I have done the same thing with airline miles. I have redeemed for numerous tickets for my sisters. I have also redeemed for a friend - and also for my sister’s ex-fiancé to go to Europe and Asia. Also, I have redeemed AGR points and coupons for friends. So you see it does not even need to be someone related to you.