Buying an airplane ticket for someone else?
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Age
    36
    Posts
    62
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    9

    Default Buying an airplane ticket for someone else?

    Hi,

    I have a quick question regarding airplane tickets. I plan to fly my sister from Austin, Texas to here in Seattle, WA in June for my college graduation. I will be buying her airplane ticket. I've never done this before. Since I will have the credit card, how does she get her ticket? Can she print it out on the computer, or is there a way she can do the e-ticket kiosk at the airport without the credit card? Or does she have to go to the ticket counter to get her ticket/boarding pass?

    Also, where do you buy airplane tickets? I've been looking specifically at Southwest Airlines website (so we can skip the baggage fees), but right now it's about $620 without taxes, not sure it's the cheapest. Is there other websites I can look at for cheap tickets? She doesn't care about layovers or changing planes or anything like that. Also, her husband is active army ... is there any discounts for spouses, or can she take a hopper or something?

    Thanks.

    Alicia

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    2,214
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    22

    Default

    Most airlines are doing etickets now so you just have your print out with you. I think it goes by the confirmation number. Although I don't fly often myself.

    Try Mobbisimo maybe?

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    1,902
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    20

    Default

    She can print it out with the confirmation number 24 hours prior to her flight. I believe the kiosks ask for the credit card, although a confirmation number might be sufficient.

    Try calling the airline to make sure.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    FrugalVillage.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Registered User Contrary Housewife's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Kansas City
    Posts
    7,790
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    75
    Rep Power
    57

    Default

    They will be able to print a receipt to take to the airport. Most check in counters have kiosks now, which she will probably not be able to use since it is on your credit card. After a short wait in line she will get to talk to a real person who will process her ticket.

    Southwest only sells through their own website or call center, so you won't find any better prices through them.

    Any number of travel sites will give you options. Orbitz, Priceline, Travelocity, and Expedia are the big ones. Try different times of day for travel, prices will change. Also, certain days of the week are busier, and more expensive. The more willing you are to take layovers, the lower the price goes. I find Delta and American to be the most expensive airlines, but that can vary with the above choices.
    Stop trying to organize all of your family’s crap. If organization worked for you, you’d have rocked it by now. It’s time to ditch stuff and de-crapify your world.

    If you're not using the stuff in your home, get rid of it. You're not going to start using it more by shoving it into a closet.

    Use it up, Wear it out,
    Make it do, Or do without. ~unknown

    A clean house is a sign of a wasted life. ~unknown

  6. #5
    Registered User MomToTwoBoys's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Edmonton, AB Canada
    Age
    42
    Posts
    3,972
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    29

    Default

    The last time I bought a plane ticket, someone sent me the money for it and I put the money on my credit card, purchased the ticket and mailed it to him. That was 10 years ago, though.

  7. #6
    Registered User MissouriAngel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    MO
    Age
    44
    Posts
    53
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    8

    Default

    I had ordered my MIL a ticket a few months ago from Expedia, we had to use her card because it's what she would need to use as part of her ID at the airport. We did print out some papers that she was to take to the airport to show we had bought the ticket, that's where she had to have the same credit card.

  8. #7
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    27
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    I got some tickets 2 way from NC to CA on priceline for 200$

Similar Threads

  1. Airplane crash in Toronto
    By bamamomto4 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-03-2005, 07:41 AM
  2. Make aluminum can airplane
    By sunshine in forum Hobbies
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-24-2005, 02:12 PM
  3. airplane id question
    By baxjul in forum General Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-02-2005, 11:56 AM
  4. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12-24-2004, 02:41 PM
  5. Airplane plant
    By gemmbp in forum Homesteading and gardening
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-11-2003, 02:49 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •