Award ticket only for membership owner??

Old Jan 16, 19, 4:35 am
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Award ticket only for membership owner??

Trying to book award BLQ-IST-NAV for 2 people.
The message when i start the search is:
You can issue the first ticket only to your name in order to verify your membership. Subsequently, you can issue award tickets for other persons as well.
What does it mean? I can only buy the second ticket after i have bought the first for me? So i understand i can't use the miles in the account of my father for buying 2 tickets for me and my girlfriend, right?
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Old Feb 11, 19, 1:47 pm
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you absolutely can book it for people other than yourself, even booking completely without yourself as part of PNR
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Old Feb 12, 19, 2:22 am
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As @deniah says, this should not be an issue. I have booked award tickets for others before, without me being on the ticket.
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Old Feb 12, 19, 5:05 am
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Originally Posted by Goaguy View Post
As @deniah says, this should not be an issue. I have booked award tickets for others before, without me being on the ticket.
Did you do this after TK updated its website last year?

Thing is, I am also getting this error message...
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Old Feb 12, 19, 5:26 am
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I can confirm that I have made redemptions in the past, just for the pax traveling, without my needing me to be on the PNR / ticket.
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Old Feb 12, 19, 8:13 am
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Originally Posted by pineapple_juice View Post
Did you do this after TK updated its website last year?

Thing is, I am also getting this error message...
where are you seeing that message?

you need to be logged on to run an award search, for sure. but nowhere during the search process does it require the name of pax. only at the actual booking step.

also try using the mobile app. ive just done this a few days ago
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Old Feb 12, 19, 8:20 am
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Yes, January, 16th. But only for web version. The app doesn't show that message
Now seems the web version is working well
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Old Feb 13, 19, 12:06 am
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Originally Posted by pineapple_juice View Post
Did you do this after TK updated its website last year?

Thing is, I am also getting this error message...
This is quite a while ago, before the updated website.
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Old Mar 10, 20, 11:47 am
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Did anyone confirm the reason for this error, or if there is a work around? I am trying to book a flight for two people, but am receiving this error too.
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Old Mar 10, 20, 4:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Traveler56789 View Post
Did anyone confirm the reason for this error, or if there is a work around? I am trying to book a flight for two people, but am receiving this error too.
A sales office could issue *A awards without having that issue.
From the website, you could only issue *A awards for yourself.
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Old Mar 12, 20, 8:06 am
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Originally Posted by Traveler56789 View Post
Did anyone confirm the reason for this error, or if there is a work around? I am trying to book a flight for two people, but am receiving this error too.
Is this your first redemption?
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Old Mar 12, 20, 2:44 pm
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Originally Posted by yauee View Post
Is this your first redemption?
This issue is not related to if the member is doing his first redemption or not.
It's for everyone.
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Old Mar 13, 20, 3:58 am
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Originally Posted by ISTFlyer View Post
From the website, you could only issue *A awards for yourself.
Is this a new development? About a year ago I was able to book an award ticket for a family member using my miles, online, without my need to travel on the same reservation.
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Old Mar 13, 20, 4:01 am
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Originally Posted by AvidFlyer1990 View Post
Is this a new development? About a year ago I was able to book an award ticket for a family member using my miles, online, without my need to travel on the same reservation.
You could book TK awards for other people without any issues. Even right now
We are speaking about *A awards ( involving an airline other than TK ).
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Old Mar 13, 20, 6:06 am
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Originally Posted by ISTFlyer View Post
You could book TK awards for other people without any issues. Even right now
We are speaking about *A awards ( involving an airline other than TK ).
Understood. Thank you! Guess I missed the part about it being *A awards and thought of it as all awards incl. TK.
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