Airline Award Ticket Hold Policies

 

 

Mileage Program Hold Policy
Air Canada Aeroplan Doesn’t allow holds on award tickets
Air France/KLM Flying Blue Doesn’t allow holds on award tickets
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Doesn’t allow holds on award tickets
Alitalia Millemiglia • Alitalia-only awards can be held for up to 14 days
• Partner award holds are very dependent on the agent
American Airlines AAdvantage • Between 330 and 15 days prior to departure – 5 day hold
• 14 days or fewer prior to departure – 1 day hold
• Within 24 hours of departure – up until 2 hours prior to departure
ANA Mileage Club Doesn’t allow holds on award tickets
British Airways Executive Club Doesn’t allow holds on award tickets
Delta SkyMiles Doesn’t allow holds on award tickets
Iberia Plus Doesn’t allow holds on award tickets
Korean Air SkyPass • Partner awards – 5 days
• Korean awards – up to 2 days prior to departure
Lufthansa Miles & More Up to 5-day holds for Lufthansa Group Airlines and select partners
[Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian, Brussels, Croatia Airlines, Asiana, Ethipian, Jet Airways]
Qantas Frequent Flyer Doesn’t allow holds on award tickets
Singapore Kris Flyer Doesn’t allow holds on award tickets
United Mileage Plus Doesn’t allow holds on award tickets
US Airways Dividend Miles • Between 335 and 4 days prior to departure – 72 hour hold
• Between 96 and 24 hours prior to departure – 24 hour hold
• Within 24 hours prior to departure – 3 hour hold
Virgin Atlantic • 24 hour holds

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