CXfirst
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Can One Upgrade On An Award Ticket Class? *A

Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:18 pm

Good day.

I have a question regarding upgrade awards on star alliance.

Will I be able to upgrade one leg (OSL-BKK) with TG using frequent flyer miles, even if the ticket is an award ticket (bought using frequent flyer miles).

I didn't have enough miles to buy a whole return in business class using ff miles, also, the miles I would want to use on the upgrade are from a different FF program than the one I used to buy the return economy ticket.

If they don't allow me to do so over the phone, is there a possibility they would allow me to do so at the airport IF there are seats available?

(ticket is bought using SK miles, upgrade would be with TK miles)

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Lufthansa747
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RE: Can One Upgrade On An Award Ticket Class? *A

Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:58 pm

Only possible to buy TG standby upgrade by cash.
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Sandager
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RE: Can One Upgrade On An Award Ticket Class? *A

Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:47 pm

You would have to check with Miles & Smiles, or whatever the TK FF programme is called.

I had a quick look and it seems it is not possible.

from http://www.turkishairlines.com/en-IN...s/star_alliance_upgrade_award.aspx

it says

"You can have your paid and confirmed ticket upgraded no later than 24 hours prior to departure."

So airport upgrade is not possible

and for Thai Airways flights you need to be in booking class Y or B to be able to upgrade to business.

If you were a member of Thai Airways ROP you could have used your miles at the check in to upgrade, space available...
 
CXfirst
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RE: Can One Upgrade On An Award Ticket Class? *A

Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:54 pm

Quoting Sandager (Reply 2):
If you were a member of Thai Airways ROP you could have used your miles at the check in to upgrade, space available...

Funny thing is, I do have Thai Airways ROP, but barely any points, since I used them last year to upgrade!

I have a second question, I think I know the answer, but is there any possibility to transfer points between TK FF and SK FF and get a business class award (I don't have enough on either, but enough in total).

Edit: Star alliance website says no to the above. But if anyone knows a way around this, I'm all ears (or eyes in this case)

-CXfirst

[Edited 2011-03-25 07:10:40]
 
Lufthansa747
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RE: Can One Upgrade On An Award Ticket Class? *A

Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:11 pm

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 3):
transfer points between TK FF and SK FF and get a business class award (I don't have enough on either, but enough in total).

Not possible.

You can do the TG standby upgrade but it will likely be about 700-800eur to business one way. Was 550 a couple of years ago FRA-BKK.

But it would be cheaper to buy US miles when they have a 100% bonus promo and fly F... 

[Edited 2011-03-25 07:13:01]

[Edited 2011-03-25 07:13:23]
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