Allow? Book a ticket using miles then SWU on the ticket

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  1. prpvll

    prpvll Silver Member

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    Hello all

    A question.

    I use my miles to book a SaverPass ticket.
    Then I use my system wide upgrade to upgrade the ticket.

    Is this allowed?

    Thank you
     
  2. Ygor
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    Ygor Gold Member

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    INP. Sorry. SWUs can only be used on revenue tickets, not award tickets.
    Also keep in mind the W or better fare restrictions when using a SWU. I am not sure if there are fare restrictions when redeeming a SWU for a domestic/non-premium cabin route (i.e. US-Caribean/Canada/Central America/Northern South America)

    Where are you traveling to?
     
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  3. MSPeconomist
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    "domestic" flights: Y B M H Q K fare class required

    International: Y B M required to upgrade from coach into BE on DL

    AF and KLM flights: check rules, AF upgrades coach into PV and PV into affaires while KLM upgrades coach into WBC. These also require expensive fares.
     
  4. Wandering Aramean
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    Wandering Aramean Gold Member

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    This is the UA forum. ;)
    There is no minimum fare requirement when on a CPU-eligible route, other than that it cannot be an award ticket.
     
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  5. Gtitan
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    Correct as usual oh Wise Wandering One, OP please also that the ticket cannot be an "opaque revenue ticket" either. In other words, generally no bidding on priceline like fares are eligible.
     
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  6. unavaca
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    Codeshares are also next to impossible to upgrade prior to day of departure, as well.
     
  7. Wandering Aramean
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    This is true in the sUA system but not in the sCO system. It remains to be seen which way it will play out in the future.
     
  8. German Expat
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    If you are Global Services you can upgrade an Award ticket but this is the only exception I am aware off and the space must be available (you can officially not wait list but can call a couple times).
     
  9. Scott Schmidt

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    If you have the United Select Visa, you can book a SWU-able revenue ticket then use Choices to offset the cost at $0.01 per mile/choice... Not a great value but can come to less than booking an award in Business...
     

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