Question Regarding Upgrades

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  1. MSYgirl

    MSYgirl Gold Member

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    What is the difference between the 500-mile upgrades I automatically get every month and SWUs? I've been reading about them on here, but I am unclear on the difference. I'm assuming the SWUs mean you get upgraded across all flights in a RT or at least one way instead of having to use the 500s, but you know what they say about assuming. :D

    If my above assumption is correct, how do you get SWUs?
     
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    MSYgirl Gold Member

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    I read through it and understand the difference. I don't fly enough currently or expect to in the future to reach EXP, so those little perks will remain elusive to me. :( Thanks for the information.
     
  4. DestinationDavid
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    DestinationDavid Milepoint Guide

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    If you register for this year's Elite Rewards promo, you can receive 1 SWU after 75K EQM. Not exactly an easy feat if you don't fly much, but at least an option to consider if you would like one. ;)
     
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    I registered on April 23rd as soon as I saw it, especially since I expect to reach PLT this year (thanks for including it in case I hadn't seen it). Reaching 75,000 would be dangerous; then I would want to fly another 25k just to hit EXP. :rolleyes:
     
  6. DestinationDavid
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    We all started somewhere. :)
     
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    Wow you get 500m upgrades automatically every month?
     
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    Ah, it seems like it since I flew a good deal so far this year and they keep popping up (sorry for the confusing wording, but no, I don't have an upgrade fairy :().
     
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