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Using miles for relatives

wlockhart
New Arrival

I have several relatives who are coming up from S FL to visit us next month. Can I use our miles to pay their fares?

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Re: Using miles for relatives

chgoflyer
Top Contributor

Assuming you mean points (Southwest doesn't use miles), yes. You can use your points to purchase fares for anyone. This is actually a great use of points, since they're fully refundable if you need to cancel -- vs having travel funds that are linked to a specific person only.

Re: Using miles for relatives

JanetD
New Arrival

Can I buy the tickets directly from my account or do I have to transfer points to my relatives who will be flying.  

Re: Using miles for relatives

dfwskier
Top Contributor
Solution

@JanetD wrote:

Can I buy the tickets directly from my account or do I have to transfer points to my relatives who will be flying.  


 

You can buy a points ticket for anyone you want thru your account.

 

DO NOT transfer points to anyone else. You pay a fee to do so, and that dramatically reduces the value of the points.

Re: Using miles for relatives

gsking
Active Member

And the flip side of that... points used for your own tickets do not collect new points nor A list qualification. 

 

So it's best to use them for friends and relatives,  and buy your own tickets with cash if you fly a lot.