|Quoting B4real (reply 2):|
For premium seating on international routes, I would not be surprised if there are only two or three premium seats available for passenger non-rev (upgrades for miles, entire trip on miles, etc...).
This is very true, I booked a Business Class Reward Ticket with United Airlines LHR
before Christmas for a trip in July, (bye bye 80,000 air miles)
When I booked the ticket a was trying to get on the same flight as my parents, but it was impossible and they were not even using their miles. There must be 6 flights a day that could get me to MIA
. However there were so few reward seats left in Business we had to go through so many different scenarios for me to get to MIA
in time for a connecting flight to Lima, Peru. Obviously the airlines are decreasing the numbers of reward seats in order to make way for paying customers.
Does anyone know when one is flying on a reward ticket, are you treated any differently, in one allowed to use the Business Check in and Lounges, are you more likely to get bumbed off, down to economy if the flight is full. On the day of travel there is a flight 15 mins earlier than mine on a 747-400, I would love to fly on the top deck instead of the 767-300 that I am stuck on, is there any chance that if I asked they would put me on the earlier flight, or are there restrictions because its a reward ticket?
Can anyone who has flown on a UA
reward ticket give any feedback on the restrictions of flying on such a ticket?
Thanking you kindly!
Veni, vidi, vici.