You can gift a reward (excluding companion tickets) to anyone living in the same household as you, even if they're not an Airpoints™ member. And if you are Gold or Gold Elite you can also choose people outside your own household.
When gifting you must always gift a whole reward - in other words, you can't pay for part of a flight with Airpoints Dollars™ and the rest with cash.
How to gift Airpoints rewards to household members
First, set up a Member's Gifting Register. To do this, sign on to your online account, and visit the Gifting Register under My Profile. If you're not already registered set up your online account now.
You can add to your Gifting Register anyone who lives at the same address as you. There's no fee for adding a household member if that person is already an Airpoints member. However, if they're not an Airpoints member, a service fee of 25 or AU$25 per person will apply. Alternatively, they could join Airpoints for free now by registering online.
A giftee can be on more than one Airpoints member's Gifting Register. Giftees can only be gifted whole flight reward tickets - they cannot earn or use Airpoints Dollars through the member's account.
Once you have added your Giftees to your Gifting Register, you can choose who you would like to gift flight rewards to as part of the online booking process. While making a booking simply select the required Giftee from the dropdown list on the travellers details page. Ensure you select your Giftee and make the booking in their name.
Gift recipients - Gold Elite and Gold
In addition to the household gifting rules, Gold Elite and Gold members have an exclusive opportunity to gift rewards to nominated friends or family members each year. These people do not have to live in the same household or be Airpoints members. Gold Elite members are able to nominate an additional four people, and Gold members an additional two people. To register your Giftees sign on to your online account, and visit the Gifting Register under My Profile.
Your nominations will remain valid until your next anniversary of reaching Gold Elite or Gold status. At that time, you can either renew your nominees for the following year or choose new people to gift to.
See the Airpoints Terms and Conditions for full programme details.