Somene else is paying: Economy class to Business?

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  1. Up&Away

    Up&Away Silver Member

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    My family of four is being sent from DFW to Barcelona (via Madrid) this summer as part of a contest I won. I'm sure we will be booked in economy. Is there any way to move ourselves to business using miles or working with the travel agent? I'm happy to go regardless, but would love to arrive relaxed and refreshed from a lie-flat business class experience!

    We will almost certainly be flying AA. I have no status with them but have 250K + AA miles.
     
  2. Gargoyle
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    To start with, try to find out the fare bucket of the tix. It might well be in a discount promotional fare that is not upgradable.
     
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    If they don't book you into an upgradeable fare, you should consider trading your miles for eVIPs.
     
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  4. Up&Away

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    Fare classes are N and V. I'm not very good at fare classes and such, but am thinking these are not upgradable. :(
     
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    Off to research eVips...


    Always hopeful!
     
  6. Gargoyle
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    My wife and I won a trip on the Newlywed game to Grenada a couple years ago... We were booked in coach on AA and I used miles to upgrade us to Bus/First. 60K miles and $200 later it was the best decision ever! Good luck.
     
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