Can you consolidate status earned from flights for the rest of the family?

Love the question answer part of this site.

  1. When you book tickets that include children can you claim the status points for their tickets?

  2. If I book through or similar can i show my QFF card at the gate and get the points/status.

thanks in advance.

  1. No. You would have to create a seperate frequent flyer account for each of your little ones which are tied to your adult account. Then, for Qantas, you can pool their Qantas points, but I believe their status credits stay with them and not you. For Virgin, you can do family pooling which does bring together both the points and status credits.
    TLDR: Yes for virgin, no for qantas.

  2. After you book with a travel agent (e.g. flight centre or, you will get a confirmation email and a booking reference for the airline. So just type in that booking reference into the Manage your trips section and then you can do a bunch of things including add your frequent flyer number to make sure you are earning your points, request special meals and choose your seat.