Luisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2529 posts, RR: 32 Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2257 times:
I'm looking for fares for a possible trip to EWR from IAH. CO offers one flight operated by a 767-200 which apparentely has business first. In Continental.com it says that Elite members (I am) enjoy complimentary upgrades for flights inside the US, Canada, Central-South America & the Caribbean but they also say that flights with BusinessFirst cabin will require that you pay with miles for the upgrade.
My question is... will I have to use my miles to get upgraded or will I enjoy the usual complimentary upgrade?
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8862 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2238 times:
If it's within the lower 48, then it's eligible for the free upgrade. It might be tough to get...I've heard stories of the BusinessFirst flights being popular with full fare F passengers and Platinums, so I've heard it's a tough route to get an upgrade on.
OptionsCLE From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2232 times:
Be careful on this flight. A lot of other elites are as plane-savvy as yourself and recognize the chance to ride B/F on that trip as opposed to domestic first on a 737. It is hard and I mean HARD to get an elite upgrade on those flights, even with the large B/F cabin that the 762 provides. If you are platinum that will definitely help your chances, but those 762 flights go out full in front 99.9% of the time, as do most EWR-IAH and return flights. Good luck!