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AS won't allow award booking of minor on partner even by phone?

AS won't allow award booking of minor on partner even by phone?

Old Feb 14, 2024, 12:30 pm
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AS won't allow award booking of minor on partner even by phone?

Tried to book 17 yo (traveling alone) on AA to AS flight. Online says cannot do this and must call. Agent says even by calling, AS cannot book any minors on any partner airlines.

Is this correct?
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Old Feb 14, 2024, 2:55 pm
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Originally Posted by psychtobe
Tried to book 17 yo (traveling alone) on AA to AS flight. Online says cannot do this and must call. Agent says even by calling, AS cannot book any minors on any partner airlines.

Is this correct?
There was another post a few months ago where someone reported that. I think it was a Condor flight. I actually need to book a minor on an AS partner award and was planning to call today. The website clearly says to call for the booking. But… Stay tuned.

See https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/35808498-post789.html and follow-up discussion

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Old Feb 14, 2024, 5:40 pm
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Originally Posted by psychtobe
Tried to book 17 yo (traveling alone) on AA to AS flight. Online says cannot do this and must call. Agent says even by calling, AS cannot book any minors on any partner airlines.

Is this correct?
OK, I can now confirm that that is NOT correct. I just made an award booking on Condor by calling AS Reservations. It took quite a while because they apparently had to work with Condor on it, but after about 30 minutes it was booked at the same price I saw online. There was no push-back by the agent that it couldn't be done, just some comments that the system wouldn't let them do it and then she put me on hold for quite a while to do the magic behind the scenes (with Condor, apparently).

So... HUCA?
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Old Feb 14, 2024, 7:06 pm
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i'll give it a shot and maybe not mention up front that i'm making a reservation for my MINOR CHILD.
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Old Feb 14, 2024, 8:20 pm
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Originally Posted by psychtobe
i'll give it a shot and maybe not mention up front that i'm making a reservation for my MINOR CHILD.
I didn't want to waste time with an agent who would later reject it, so I started out with "I need to book a ticket on a partner airline for a minor, and the website tells me I need to do that by calling reservation."
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