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UA JFK-LAX 12/30/10 Upgrade To J At Kiosk?  
User currently offlineTOMMY767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 8
Posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4148 times:

Hi Everyone,

Quick question. I'm flying to LA for new years and used 50,000 UA miles to get an economy ticket (yes, I booked it two weeks ago and I was desperate.) My fare code is Y and I'll be flying P.S. (flight 25.) I'm looking at the seat maps for thursday and economy is completely full as well as business but there are 6 open seats in first. Is it possible they would upgrade high ranking elites to first, which would open more seats in business, allowing people to pay for upgrades at check-in? If so, how much would it cost? It's a long flight out there this time of year and I'd be will to spend $200-300 for an upgrade.

Thanks for your help!

--T


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User currently offlinephlstudent From United States of America, joined May 2006, 498 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4143 times:

Award tickets are not upgradable. I think they would upgrade elites in coach first. Unless you find an agent willing to bend the rules.

Your fare code is most likely XY and not Y though.


User currently offlineTOMMY767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4138 times:

Quoting phlstudent (Reply 1):

Can an agent bend the rules? UA.com says Y not XY (unless "XY" wouldn't show on the website..)



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User currently offlinephlstudent From United States of America, joined May 2006, 498 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4131 times:

XY should show on the website under your reservation. If it only says Y then that means you paid full fare coach.

I do not know enough about your specifics situation, but if you used miles to purchase the tickets then theoretically you would not be allowed to upgrade. I have heard reports on another site that people have upgraded award tickets before though. It can never hurt to ask..


User currently offlineTOMMY767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4127 times:

Quoting phlstudent (Reply 3):
I do not know enough about your specifics situation, but if you used miles to purchase the tickets then theoretically you would not be allowed to upgrade. I have heard reports on another site that people have upgraded award tickets before though. It can never hurt to ask..

I should mention I had to pay $325 to buy miles to make it to the 50,000 mark (I had 41,000.) Is that a factor of maybe how "Y" shows up on my ticket?



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25369 posts, RR: 49
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4079 times:

United is operating an extra section JFK-LAX on the 30th using a B744. Don't know what your flexibility is but maybe trying to stand-by for that flight at 12noon you can land an upgrade into C.

Kinda like the old TWA/Pan Am days with a 747 on a transcon!



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User currently offlineTOMMY767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4063 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 5):
United is operating an extra section JFK-LAX on the 30th using a B744. Don't know what your flexibility is but maybe trying to stand-by for that flight at 12noon you can land an upgrade into C.

oooo that sounds tempting but I just started a new job and i can't cut corners. I'm already leaving at 3:30 to catch flight 25!



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