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Can I book a United flight with miles for someone else and I'm not on that flight?

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Same question but for delta?

Yes you can. There is a part of the booking process where you indicate you're not traveling and put in the passengers information. If you enter their skymiles number it'll show up in their app immediately after paying.

Yes you can

You can on United. They get Premium seat selection sometimes immediately during booking if you book through your app and you have Gold and above.

Pwc1 that's false. The elite member has to be on the interary for the others to get the premium selection.

PwC1. That is incorrect. I book for my family all the time. You might have gotten lucky. Trick is I book myself into flight. Pick the required seats and then cancel my reservation. That way they have the seats.

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