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Use Miles To Upgrade A Non-rev Ticket?  
User currently offlineWaleckdaddy From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 39 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4707 times:

Quick question: usually an ID90 or Zed fare is listed in Y class. Since this is typically a full fare economy ticket, can you use miles (If you have them) to upgrade?

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User currently offlineTOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3301 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4702 times:

No. In general, non-revenue fares are not eligible to be used in conjunction with other discounts.

User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4699 times:

NO AND NO AND NO AND NO defintely a No no as your grandma will say


also a ZED is not based on a fare, just a mileage table for employees

a ID ticket is so much off a full fare ticket for employees

employees do not have the privilege to redeem or accrue miles with exception to myself, I once did it haha! back when SV had to write down mileage numbers and routes without ticket lift, they just submitted the form to HQ,

They let me put my UA mileage down and off I got my miles on the runs via Saudi Arabia to the USA



There Are Those Who Believe That There May Yet Be Other Airlines Who Even Now Fight To Survive Beyond The Heavens
User currently offlineBirka340 From Denmark, joined Aug 2003, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4663 times:

I know that within Star Alliance it is possible to buy a ZED non-rev ticket in BusinessClass among some of the airlines.

How is it within other alliances? For example: Can an AA staff buy a non-rev Club World ticket on BA?

/B


User currently offlineMGASJO From Nicaragua, joined Feb 2005, 466 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4631 times:

Quoting Birka340 (Reply 3):
For example: Can an AA staff buy a non-rev Club World ticket on BA?

Only for Company business tickets, not for personal travel



C208B
User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4631 times:

Quoting Birka340 (Reply 3):
I know that within Star Alliance it is possible to buy a ZED non-rev ticket in BusinessClass among some of the airlines.

I NEVER DO THIS, even with my agreements we can get ZED or ID on C/J/F classes on some carriers, but once you go to the carrier to fly, you find out that the airport wont honor the C/J/F class and you waste all that money unless you had your Y class back up ticket.



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User currently offlineJetdeltamsy From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2987 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4631 times:

Quoting Waleckdaddy (Thread starter):
Quick question: usually an ID90 or Zed fare is listed in Y class. Since this is typically a full fare economy ticket, can you use miles (If you have them) to upgrade?

You've got to be kidding me?

NOW i've heard everything.

Absolutely, positively NO WAY.



Tired of airline bankruptcies....EA/PA/TW and finally DL.
User currently offlineChristiaan From United States of America, joined May 2004, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4631 times:

Quoting Birka340 (Reply 3):
I know that within Star Alliance it is possible to buy a ZED non-rev ticket in BusinessClass among some of the airlines.



Quoting Malaysia (Reply 5):
I NEVER DO THIS, even with my agreements we can get ZED or ID on C/J/F classes on some carriers, but once you go to the carrier to fly, you find out that the airport wont honor the C/J/F class and you waste all that money unless you had your Y class back up ticket.

Not True in all cases. I frequently purchase C class fares on SAS and get the Business class seat if it's available. If it is NOT available, i've been returned the $ difference.



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User currently offlineSeamefly From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 317 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4631 times:

one reminder: "Beggers don't choose!" You won't even get on the flight when it's full, how do you expect to use your miles to upgrade. Why not cash in your miles for confirmed Business class or even confirmed FC?

User currently offlineBAW716 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2028 posts, RR: 27
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4630 times:

This is the most riduculous question I have ever heard on this forum. Non-rev tickets are non-rev tickets. Using miles to upgrade, give me a break.

If you want to assure yourself of a seat in Business or First, BUY A TICKET! If you are a non-rev, be glad you're on the damn plane. ZED tickets have the lowest priority of any non-rev ticket, you are boarded after all the airline non-revs, their families, guests, etc. I've traveled on ZED tickets and its handy to know that facility exists; but its still a privilege, not an entitlement. IF by some miracle you get upgraded, kiss the feet of the person who upgraded you; since it doesn't happen often.

baw716



David L. Lamb, fmr Area Mgr Alitalia SFO 1998-2002, fmr Regional Analyst SFO-UAL 1992-1998
User currently offlineSK973 From Sweden, joined Mar 2004, 327 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4538 times:

Quoting Christiaan (Reply 7):
Not True in all cases. I frequently purchase C class fares on SAS and get the Business class seat if it's available. If it is NOT available, i've been returned the $ difference.

Not all airlines return the difference though... Be sure to have a Y-ticket as backup!

Quoting Malaysia (Reply 5):
I NEVER DO THIS, even with my agreements we can get ZED or ID on C/J/F classes on some carriers, but once you go to the carrier to fly, you find out that the airport wont honor the C/J/F class and you waste all that money unless you had your Y class back up ticket.

Never had any problems with that anywhere in Europe, NYC, ORD, BKK or SIN. If there is space available in C I have been seated there.


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