Status when reservation is under a different name

Discussion created by rodrigst on May 9, 2013
Latest reply on May 9, 2013 by vaboywnder

So there is a question floating around about when you "gift" a reservation and make it in another person's name to see if they get your status when checking in.


My question is the opposite.


I am lucky enough to be in a position where my parents are going to pay for a honeymoon and rather than give me the $ to pay, my father would like to charge the flights/rooms so that he gets his own points! Since the reservation will be under my name, and I have platinum status, can I receive the benefits at check-in or will it be based on his reservation?


Secondary question would be can I upgrade the rooms using points if the reservations are made by him but under my name.


Thanks in advance!