Can I use my UA CR-1s on CO metal?

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  1. About to book a red-eye flight, so I really want to be upgraded.

    CO: SFO->EWR (red-eye)
    UA: JFK->SFO

    I can book this through CO marketing or UA marketing.

    Would l be able to use my UA CR-1 regional upgrades on the CO flight?
     
  2. karenkay
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    no CR-1 on the CO metal, sorry. :(
     
  3. jupper
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    Nope, but you might be able to use the CO/UA match, and transfer 15k RDM from UA to CO and use that to upgrade the red-eye. See the thread by UA Insider about that process. You might need to phone into CO in case the website won't allow you to fix everything (since it's a mixed itinerary)...
     
  4. RichardInSF
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    15k miles for a domestic upgrade is a huge waste of miles, except possibly on UA ps service!
     
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    I think (hope?) it's only a matter of time, as in this program year, before we have CR-1 and SWU reciprocity.
     
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    You might want to consider saving your CR1/miles for the p.s. flight and just hunker down in an exit row for the CO red-eye. FWIW I've found the exit row (esp. the second one, if they're two) to be an excellent option for sleeping on redeyes as long as I have a pillow and eye-mask...in addation to a few drinks at the lounge before hand as well!
     
  7. WaterSki
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    I also hope that we can use our UA upgrades on Continental soon. Most particularly CR-1s, to help upgrade chances given CO's full-fare-centric categorization of elite upgrades.
     
  8. unroadwarrior
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    I have only travelled on CO once since the merger. I was fortunately upgraded via the UDU. I had actually gotten to my seat on Y when the GA cam over to me and handed me my F BP. :) I too hope that they allow SWU and CR-1 reciprocity soon. For international trips, I would hate to burn miles on a UG I could have gotten via SWU.
     
  9. jason8612
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    I hope so. It would be nice to use a CR1 with CO
     

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