ZRB2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 903 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6518 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, 929 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6451 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: 2
Reply 7, posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6433 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, 1096 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6417 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.