is it possible to upgrade flights on different airlines?

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  1. thethinwhiteduke
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    i have an itinerary that is LAX-NRT-PEK-ORD-LAX. the LAX-NRT as well as PEK-ORD-LAX segments are on AA. i plan on upgrading those using my eVIPs. however, the NRT-PEK is on Japan Airlines. this is all one ticket, one itinerary. is there a way for me to upgrade the JAL segment as well using another mechanism? thanks!
     
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    No. Unlike *A where you can use miles to upgrade on other airlines, OW requires operating airline mileage to upgrade.
     
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    if i were to make a swap with someone for JAL miles, would i be able to upgrade part of the itinerary with my eVIP and the rest with their JAL miles?
     
  4. JALPak
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    Right now no. But things could change after JBV starts on April 1. So keep an eye on that to see if there are any announcements coming.

    I hope there's no announcement or the upgrade will be similar to the BA's one which requires a full fare Y for you to use miles to upgrade.
     
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    No unfortunately you can't do that. JAL restricts award redemption to certain family members. So you can't do that unless you have someone in your family with the required amount of JAL miles.
     
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    I believe JAL members can upgrade AA flights (and maybe some others) with JAL miles, but not the other way around.
     
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    That's not true
     
  8. jerry a. laska
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    As noted by JALPak, JL does not allow cross-airline upgrades. You may be thinking of CX and AsiaMiles?
     
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    Thanks for the correction! Exactly why I had the "I believe" disclaimer :) Sorry to have confused CX and JL.
     

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