ZRB2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4498 times:
To all you savvy United travelers. I am leaving on my honeymoon in 2 weeks to hawaii. I'm just wondering what my chances are of getting a "complimentary" upgrade if I tell the gate agent it's a special vacation and there's room? Do people do this or will he/she look at me like I'm an idiot for asking? I have some FF miles but nothing special. I have only ever flown coach and I'm clueless about upgrades to First class or business class, etc.
Aio86 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 928 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4431 times:
The four members of my family have all been upgraded on an ORD-LAX flight once because it was oversold. So if you're going on a really crowded flight, and all of coach is sold out there might be a chance.
UALDUDE From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 170 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4413 times:
The chances of getting upgraded are slim and none and slim is on vacation. We do not do comp upgrades. At times we do operational upgrades(downsized aircraft, coach oversold, etc.) when we have to. Even then, we will go into the flight looking for our Premier level and higher frequent fliers to upgrade to free up coach seats. Have fun on your honeymoon though! Best wishes!!
TonyBurr From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1001 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4397 times:
It would be a great way to start your honeymoon. Wish it would work. I have been 1 K with UA for several years and I have NEVER received a complimentary upgrade on UA. Lufthansa has, but NOT UA! Wish you luck, but with UA, no not even 1 K get upgraded, only UA employees.