EXP on a Europe trip

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  1. TRYING2BPLAT

    TRYING2BPLAT Silver Member

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    Can you purchase a SWU coupon fora second person? Like the 500 mile?
     
  2. DestinationDavid
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    Sadly, no.

    But you can upgrade with miles, upgrade with miles and a co-pay, or hope for a counter upgrade (internationally when you check in there may be a sign offering an upgrade for a fee. Not that common at all).
     
  3. TRYING2BPLAT

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    Is miles+copay only available for elite or open to everyone? I didnt know that AA have miles+copay, I know the old NW is notorius for it.
     
  4. DestinationDavid
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    It's open to anyone. Here's the AA upgrade chart for mileage upgrades (full fare) and for miles+co-pay (discount Y): LINK.

    If you happen to be on BA or IB metal, here's the chart for that: LINK.
     
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    I don't think this is correct. In about fifteen years as a top tier NW elite, I always used miles to upgrade on international flights and I never did a co-pay, although especially in later years some cheap fares could not be upgraded. The fare difference typically had been $100-200 IME until just before the merger the minimum fare, for instance for a NRT or SIN TPAC RT upgrade was in the $2000-2300 range, then DL jacked immediately jacked it up to $3000 and now it tends to be $5000-5500.
     
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    Same experience here. And the main reason I was a loyal NW flyer. A B-fare to Europe was only a couple of hundred dollars more than the cheapest T-fare. And just prior to the DL take-under, top tier flyers received a lot of phantom upgrades to J. After the take-under, however, phantom upgrades were a thing of the past and, most importantly, even an M-fare was priced way out of reach. Small wonder so many NW Elites seem to have shifted their business to AA.
     
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    I've always been an DL elite...and some of that biz has gone to AA...even to fortress ATL, which is a little weird...

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