I just flew AA DFW
and wanted to upgrade to business class using miles. I was told that I will have to use 25K miles plus $300 cash to upgrade the DFW
leg. When I asked the same question at EZE
on the leg to MIA
, I was told I have to use 25K miles plus $400 cash. I thought it was a rip-off because years ago when I missed a flight from EWR
, the reservations agent put me on KL JFK
business class using 25K miles but NO CASH. I also read articles that mentioned airlines asking as low as $500 cash WITHOUT using miles to upgrade (like TG
So here are my questions: 1. your opinions if it is a rip-off if airlines ask for both miles plus cash to upgrade.
2. What are the airlines that currently ask for MILES ONLY (and how many miles) to upgrade
3. What are the airlines that currently ask for CASH (and how much) to upgrade?
In fairness to AA
, I still thank them for that wonderful business class RT JFK
for free using only 45K miles-----that was years ago, so I don't know now if they ask for more.
Thanks for the answers.