June 8 2010 by Amy Graff
It's a huge mistake so many parents make--they sign themselves up for the airline frequent flier program but they never take the time to fill out the forms for their kids.
Yes, it's a hassle, but you should take the time because you don't want to throw miles out the window.
My kids recently became members of Virgin's Elevate program and at first I tried to sign them up online. But the system wouldn't allow me to do it and it wasn't clear why. I called customer service and the problem was that you can use only one email and I was using the same email for my account, and trying to use the same one for theirs. They're only 5 and 7 so they don't have email addresses.
And so I had to get them email addresses...sounds like a lot of work but they've already flown Virgin three times and they're on their way to a free flight.