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Does United Charges Upgrades While Flying Non-rev?  
User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4338 posts, RR: 21
Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4331 times:

Hello,

Next weekend, im flying to Chicago from Washington-Dulles on a 747-400. While flying standby, using a companion pass, does United charges people who are flying standby or non-rev to upgrade to first class or business class on its 747s? Does it apply to international flights and/or domestic flights? My friend is going with me since he is flying non-rev and has no clue also. Thanks

Kevin

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User currently offlineRamprat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1523 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4302 times:

If you are a companion. You can upgrade to business only. Companions cannot sit in first class on a three class aircraft without a employee with them.

User currently offlineFA4UA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 812 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4288 times:

Actually, you are eligible to upgrade to first or business since it's a domestic segment. On international flights you're only able to fly in Business unless your sponsor is with you.

FA4UA



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User currently offlineWilco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 355 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4271 times:

The posters question was not about whether or not a companion COULD upgrade, but if UAL adds extra CHARGES when upgraded. If I remember right from my days with UA... UA's companion pass charges are already so outrageously expensive that they don't charge you additionaly for the upgrade. Of course, the companion isn't charged, the employee's paycheck is.


"Ever seen a grown man naked?"
User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4338 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4238 times:

Wilco, yes, you are right. The employee will be charged the bill. But technically, it's charged to me since I'm paying the flight segment, not her. So, wheather if they charge or not, I'm the one who is paying. I've used companion passes several times, and it works great for me.


Kevin


User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4207 times:

DL's policy is identical, but I managed to upgrade on ATL-LGW once only because my friend(who gave me the pass) and I were mutual friends with a gate agent working that departure and he knew I would be traveling, so he made it a point to be there.  Big grin


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User currently offlineFA4UA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 812 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4185 times:

yeah, it's a flat fee no matter what class of service you sit in


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User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4154 times:

Yeah, you pay a flat fee, but do-able.  Big grin


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User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4338 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4091 times:

Thanks all....I'd be gladly to pay a small fee and flying in first class. Last time we flew to ORD using the passes, we paid $50 r/t, so it's not to bad.

Kevin


User currently offlineUALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4014 times:

I think we have ,isunderstood what you're asking Kevin. Companions can't upgrade from a Y or C seat if that's what they are assigned. But, when you list for the flight you should list for the highest class of service you are eligible for. This allows the agents to give you F or C if it is available.

Companions are at a lower boarding priority that Employees and thier parents. So usually if your in Y its because F or C was filled with Revenue passengers upgrading then Employees and thier family. Everything else that was said is right on the money. If companions get F or C it is charged as a flat fee for Companion travel regarless of cabin.


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3944 times:

Where can I get a guest pass on UA? I want to fly to SEA from PHX on UA and had not flown on UA for 7 years now. Anyone help??


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User currently offlineUAL747DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2392 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3926 times:

AirframeAS
You can apply at UAL.com under the "jobs" section!



/// UNITED AIRLINES
User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3876 times:

I know that!!!!!!!! LOL I dont want to work for UA right now, Im in school full time gettin my dang A&P. I hope you were playing with me here.


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User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4338 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3831 times:

Airframe, I have connections and she knows I will give her the money.

Kevin


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3822 times:

GoCaps.....put in a word for me  Big thumbs up


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