Newbie question here. Mrs YULtide and I will be flying next month to HKG and I'm looking for advice on the most effective way to attempt an upgrade. The situation: Mrs YULtide is Aeroplan Prestige and has 20 eUpgrade credits. I just got early recognition for Elite status and have 30 eUpgrade credits. We're flying YUL-YYZ-HKG and back the same way. Tango Plus both ways. (We travel to HKG every year in November to vist Mrs YULtide's family.) My research on the Air Canada site suggests that it's possible to request an upgrade four days prior to departure for 17 credits. So, on the face of it, I can request an upgrade one way for one of us, but not both, as that would require 34 credits and I only have 30. And, unless I misread, Mrs YULtide can't request an upgrade with her 20 credits because it's Tango Plus and she's only Prestige. And again unless I misread, the eUpgrade credits can't be transferred, but simply used for a nominee. So, 2 part question: First part - Can Mrs YULtide (a Prestige) request an upgrade for me (Elite) as a nominee? It seems I can request an upgrade for her as a nominee using my Elite status. But does the request depend entirely on the member's status if it's lower? Second part - Even if we are limited to one upgrade request, other than sacrificing a goat to the correct god, is there anything that I/we can do to maximize the probability of getting an upgrade on the YYZ-HKG segment? (I realize that's a very popular segment!) Third part - am I missing anything, or is there any other relevant advice you might have? Thanks for your help!