CarefulBuilder14 wrote:When I've redeemed points and miles for hotel rooms and flights, I've been alone or with other people. I've never redeemed points or miles purely for another person's use.
I know program terms don't allow me to sell the points to another person...but which programs don't require the member to be present?
What do you mean by present? Like at the hotel when they check in? Or???
I've bought airline tickets with points for other people with no issue or complication or anything...
I'm asking if major award programs (especially IHG/Hyatt/Delta/AA/United) would allow the following:
1. I use miles to book a round-trip award flight for someone to visit me. I don't buy a ticket for myself, so I don't check in at the airport or get on a plane.
2. I use points for someone's hotel stay while I'm in a different state. I never set foot in the hotel.
When you say you've bought award airline tickets for other people...were you required to be flying that same day, or help the other person check in at the airport or anything like that?