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United / Continental Checkin Upgr Question

Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:17 am

Hi All

I have booked a trip for with Continental.com

The routing is LAX / DEN / IAH - night stop then IAH to NAS

Im keen to know when I checkin @ LAX, what are the ods/chances that the self service machine may offer me to
pay for an upgrade ? Any ideas what kinda cost ??

its a saturday morning flight, 0600am departure operated by a 767-300 LAX to DEN !

thanks everyone

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RE: United / Continental Checkin Upgr Question

Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:06 pm

The LAX-DEN segment on a 763 is a PMUA a/c. If you are traveling in Econ you have a decent chance of being offered a buy up to E+. I don't see many Econ to Business/First buy ups showing up anymore.
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RE: United / Continental Checkin Upgr Question

Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:43 pm

Quoting planeguy727 (Reply 1):
The LAX-DEN segment on a 763 is a PMUA a/c. If you are traveling in Econ you have a decent chance of being offered a buy up to E+. I don't see many Econ to Business/First buy ups showing up anymore.

From my experience last summer, flying from DEN to ORD on a 772 (new config.) I was offered an upgrade from E to J for $200.00+ (I don't remember the exact price, but somewhere around that line) Although the night before the flight, I was already upgraded to E+ but my ticket was originally E. Also, it was a miles+money award flight.

I think you'd have a good chance, considering that's is a wide-body, so more seats are available. UA has a lot of upgrade options, you could try checking your reservation 24hours before your flight, maybe they'll offer some upgrades.

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RE: United / Continental Checkin Upgr Question

Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:22 pm

United got rid off upgrades to upper classes for low cost and even with miles they want 20K plus $500 to upgrade. They charge to be on the stnad by list. Your chances are only for E+ upgrade. Unless you have some mileage status with them.
 
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RE: United / Continental Checkin Upgr Question

Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:11 pm

Quoting WROORD (Reply 3):

that's not true. I was able to upgrade to PS at JFK for 369 and I only used miles (37,500)
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RE: United / Continental Checkin Upgr Question

Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:31 pm

Quoting jetblue777 (Reply 2):
I think you'd have a good chance, considering that's is a wide-body, so more seats are available. UA has a lot of upgrade options, you could try checking your reservation 24hours before your flight, maybe they'll offer some upgrades.

I'd be hesitant, even if it is only a Saturday morning - it's still a hub to hub route which will likely have a large number of elites.
 
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RE: United / Continental Checkin Upgr Question

Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:41 pm

Thankyou everyone for your feedback .. I guess ill wait till the day or day out to see what happens !

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