geoffm
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CO OnePass - Upgrade En-route?

Fri Dec 31, 2004 1:52 am

I am a couple of thousand miles short of a free upgrade on CO. During my next trip I'll pass that figure on the 1st flight. Each of the 4 flights (a pair each way) are lengthy 3,500 mile treks. I'd like to upgrade one of them but if I remember correctly, you're supposed to apply beforehand. Obviously I'll be away and won't be able to do this... or will I? Is there a way around this?

Thanks

Geoff M.
 
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RE: CO OnePass - Upgrade En-route?

Fri Dec 31, 2004 2:31 am

Yes, you are to request it beforehand.

I'd recommend that you request it on your second leg of your trip. You can request it during an 'open' itinerary, but not during a flight or on the a/c.
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ramerinianair
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RE: CO OnePass - Upgrade En-route?

Fri Dec 31, 2004 2:33 am

The bad news is that you will not be able to upgrade "en route". The miles may not clear for a couple days- this depends upon your booking method.
The good news is that you can buy 1,000 onepass miles for only $32 (up from $25). If you are a couple thousand miles short, you can buy them or transfer them from American Express Membership rewards or something similar.
Good Luck and Enjoy,
SR
P.S.- What is the routing . . . The Biz/First upgrading is quite complicated and envolves more than just miles.

[Edited 2004-12-30 18:34:09]
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RE: CO OnePass - Upgrade En-route?

Fri Dec 31, 2004 2:38 am

Ramerinianair has a point, it does take days for the miles to post. On top of that, with 3500 miles looks like your going transatlantic from EWR - BizF seats are a limited and you may be without luck.
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geoffm
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RE: CO OnePass - Upgrade En-route?

Fri Dec 31, 2004 8:22 pm

Thanks for the replies. The exact routing has not been determined but it will be roughly LGW-EWR-LIM and GIG-GRU-EWR-LGW. The 2nd set of flights will be 2-3 weeks after the first, so hopefully I can apply inbetween those flights. Does CO fly to EZE (where I'll be passing through between LIM and GIG)?

Sounds like it would be a good idea to buy the 3k miles I need, especially as they're priced in USD and the GBP<>USD exchange rate is so good!

BTW when I said "upgrade enroute" I didn't mean while in the air!!

Cheers

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RE: CO OnePass - Upgrade En-route?

Fri Dec 31, 2004 8:44 pm

What is the address i can buy miles from? Is there a limit and can i do it on AA or VS for example?

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geoffm
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RE: CO OnePass - Upgrade En-route?

Mon Jan 03, 2005 1:01 am

Chris, look on the http://www.continental.com website, under contacts, it should be there. There is a limit, maybe it's on the website somewhere. Transferable to AA, probably not I would have thought, useable on VS, perhaps (codeshares).

Geoff M.