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United Mileage Plus Question

Thu Jul 13, 2006 12:01 am

Recently my mom signed up for the frequent flier program at United and she used the same FF# for herself and for my dad when they flew on vacation a couple of weeks ago, but it seems like she only got credit for herself. For example she ended up with about 3,200 miles for a roundtrip flight from ORD-RNO. So I ask should she have gotten more miles, or is there some rule the airlines have against using the same FF# for multiple passengers on the flight?
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RE: United Mileage Plus Question

Thu Jul 13, 2006 12:15 am

I believe that each person needs their own individual FF#. However, once you accumulate the points/miles you can purchase tickets for whomever.

Read the fine print on the UAL website. I'm sure its there.
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RE: United Mileage Plus Question

Thu Jul 13, 2006 12:23 am

Only the person occupying the seat with their own FF# gets the credit. It also does not matter who paid for the ticket. Sometimes people assume because they are paying for somebody else's ticket they get the credit.
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RE: United Mileage Plus Question

Thu Jul 13, 2006 12:45 am

Only one FF account per seat, and in general, the names need to line up...for example, if the account is under the name John Doe, but the passenger flying is Jane Doe, a red flag will go up and no miles will be posted to said account. However, if the passenger flying is Jon Doe (could have been a typo) or Maybe JohnJ Doe (middle initial of J) it would fly...nonetheless, airlines are pretty good at finding out about any types of fraud from mileage activities.

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RE: United Mileage Plus Question

Thu Jul 13, 2006 12:57 am

ok, I understand the situation better now. I guess the bottom line is that the ff# can only be used one time per flight and can only be used by the member whose name matches the profile with the seat. So I will just tell my dad to create an account for himself. I was under the wrong impression that the FF# can be transferred to multiple tickets who are all paying the same fare and taking the same flight.

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