FlightLover From Moldova, joined Mar 2004, 338 posts, RR: 10 Posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2482 times:
A friend of mine is flying from Richmond, VA to Savannah, GA on April 8 and returning April 12. I was just wondering if there is anybody here working for US Airways in Richmond, VA is it possible to get him an upgrade to business class? He is flying 737's and A319 for his segments connecting in Charlotte both ways. I'd appreciate if somebody could help out.
Go3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3266 posts, RR: 18 Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2438 times:
Are you sure about the 737 and A319? USAir almost only uses RJs in RIC. But then again, I may be wrong. Everytime I am at RIC spotting, all I see are RJ's. With the exception being the cargo, and a DL 732.
FlightLover From Moldova, joined Mar 2004, 338 posts, RR: 10 Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2408 times:
I checked with my friend again. The RIC-CLT flight is operated by A319 and his CLT-SAV flight operated by a 737-300.
I bet an upgrade to Business on a Transatlantic would be a nice birthday present
Gilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2964 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2217 times:
You wont have much chance getting an upgrade unless Economy is very busy.
US Airways poilcy is to only offer upgrades to there Dividend Mile members, and you must usually have to have a Preferred or Chairman grade Dividend membership in order to qualify.
I flew with US from LGW to LAX via PHL on way out and via CLT on way home 2 weeks ago and the very helpful check-in staff at LGW did enquire for me. I am a normal Dividend Miles member and said the airline would not allow me to upgrade, the claerk also mentioned that the "grade" of my ticket was not in my favour either as I had purchased a restricted fare. (Cheapest Ticket Available)
I wasn't dissappointed as I didn't expect to be upgraded in the first place, but you never know unless you ask!
If your flying on A330 economy is excellent, good legroom, p@ssport system, food not bad and comfy seats.
I would recommend sitting towards the rear - 32-35 rows are as good as near galley and get a very personal service from the cabin crew. Also the aircraft narrows towards the rear only 7 accross.
FlightLover From Moldova, joined Mar 2004, 338 posts, RR: 10 Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2153 times:
I appreciate your personal comment but I don't think you have the expertise to express yourself vis-a-vis my diplomatic skills.
I think your 41 posts in a period of over 3 years is a clear indication of the need to write less and read more.
My friend is a Preferred Dividend member and if you read GilesDavies post you will understand that people like him often get upgraded on US Airways flights. Since he is probably not the only Preferred Member with US Airways he wanted me to ask whether it would be possible to get upgraded. Because he is not a member of this forum I submitted the post under my name. This does not mean it's a reflection of the way I would do things.
A330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 46 Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week ago) and read 2090 times:
If he's a Preferred member, then he should have no trouble with an upgrade. US Airways gives free domestic upgrades to its Preferred members. Just have him call the Preferred reservations number and they'll be able to put him in the upgrade queue.
I'm the expert on here on two things, neither of which I care about much anymore.
Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5108 posts, RR: 12 Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2034 times:
US gives free upgrades to its preferred memebers on all domestic and caribbean flights. On European flights, it would not be free. However, you can ask for it at the gate, sure wouldn't hurt, or you can purchase an Envoy upgrade.