Place Reward flights on hold

Old Sep 29, 2017, 10:07 am
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Place Reward flights on hold

Waiting for mileage booster miles to post,can you phone up and place a reservation on hold?
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Old Sep 29, 2017, 10:46 am
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Not as far as I know.
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Old Sep 29, 2017, 11:31 am
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I believe you can yes. I've heard that people are able to hold them for 72 hours. It's worth calling to ask.
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Old Sep 30, 2017, 3:29 am
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Yes, you can! I frequently get offered 72 hour holds (I am Gold, so I don't know if the status effects that).
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Old Sep 30, 2017, 4:00 am
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Originally Posted by SlimpyJones
I believe you can yes. I've heard that people are able to hold them for 72 hours. It's worth calling to ask.
Originally Posted by LaikaSpacedog
Yes, you can! I frequently get offered 72 hour holds (I am Gold, so I don't know if the status effects that).
Really? I stand corrected. I've only heard of people converting credit card points whilst on hold with an agent, not getting a PNR for a hold and calling back later.

I assume that we're only talking about VS metal rewards here.
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Old Sep 30, 2017, 5:55 am
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Originally Posted by craigthemif
Really? I stand corrected. I've only heard of people converting credit card points whilst on hold with an agent, not getting a PNR for a hold and calling back later.

I assume that we're only talking about VS metal rewards here.
Yes, I have only ever done it with VS metal rewards. Prior to having status I was usually offered a hold time of 24-48 hours, so I don't know if the 72 hours option is due to status or just a more recent introduction. I did it last week putting two PE mileage flights on hold for my sister and her OH. It's very useful when waiting for a miles booster to come through!
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Old Oct 3, 2017, 10:28 am
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I've literally just done this. Wasn't sure it could be done but thought I'd ask and was told can be held for approx 30 hours...
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Old Oct 9, 2017, 7:43 am
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FWIW, if you book trips on Delta using Virgin miles, they will hold for 48 hours (actually 11:00 p.m. EST two days later).
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Old Oct 9, 2017, 9:13 am
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Originally Posted by ILuvParis
FWIW, if you book trips on Delta using Virgin miles, they will hold for 48 hours (actually 11:00 p.m. EST two days later).
I was actually offered 72 hours on my booking last week - no DL/VS status to speak of either.
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Old Oct 9, 2017, 9:29 am
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I did this today - 40000 miles short of the 120000 required for 3 x SQ IST-SIN J redemptions for August. I bought the extra miles yesterday and called to explain I was concerned that they wouldn't post in time and I'd lose the flights (they have a hard hold limit of 24 hours with SQ).

I agreed to mail over receipts for the Boost and additional mile purchases - the agent then manually added the miles to my account so the booking could complete, with the intention of removing them at the end of the week - by which time, my miles will have posted.

Awesome service really - not sure if this is only on partner awards where there are less IT limitations.
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