United SWU expiring 4/30/11. Anyone want it?

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  1. Seeksreal
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    Hit me up with a private message if you are interested. If you want to offer some kind of trade for it, I'll take it. I want it to be used, though! :)
     
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    Just curious. Are we going to have a CC forum over here in MP? Or am I just not cool enough to see it yet?
     
  3. jmrich1432
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    How generous! I wish I could plan a trip by then! :)
     
  4. Lufthansa Flyer
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    too bad it didnt expire 5/4!!
     
  5. General_Flyer
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    How do you use SWUs anyway? sorry.. Just an SQ elite here.. :p
     
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    they're credited to your mileage plus account and can be used to upgrade a qualify fare to the next higher class on the aircraft. My understanding is if you fly UA metal, you can do it all on line and apply it to a reservation. You can use a UA SWU on LH as well but theres more of a process. You'd need to get a paper SWU issued by united and then try to use the SWU at the airport on date of travel and standby for a seat to be assigned in next highest cabin. The UA folks on here would be much better versed on this. I just know enough to be dangerous.

    Here's a link where I gathered most of what I know on SWU's

    http://www.flyerguide.com/wiki/index.php/Confirmed_Systemwide_Upgrade_/_SWU_(UA)
     
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    PM sent.
     
  8. Infinite1K
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    You can use them on United, United Express and Lufthansa flights (but not on United codeshares). For the United flights you can make the request on United.com at time of booking and if upgrades are available you get confirmed on the spot. Otherwise you go on the wait list.

    For Lufthansa, you can only request and use the upgrade on the day of the flight and not on all fares. And you have to request a "paper" upgrade from MileagePlus in advance which they will mail to you and you use that at the airport.

    For United flights, they have two regions. Region 1 is North America, Hawaii, Caribbean and Central America.
    Region 2 is South America, Europe, North or South Asia, Japan, Australia.

    For Region 1, most of the fare classes in Economy can be upgraded to Business (3-class cabin) or First (2-class cabin). For Region 2, fare classes that can be upgraded in Economy are more restricted. And if you have a Business class fare, you can upgrade to First (though not on the discounted Z fares).

    You can get complete details here.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    Thank you to both 744 and Infinite1K for the explanation. :)
     
  10. Golfingboy
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    Very generous of you, hopefully someone can make a good use out of it :)
     
  11. gobluetwo
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    Per Randy, yes. Click on the arrow next to "Randy Petersen said:" to go to the original post.
     
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  12. Seeksreal
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    So I was finally able to give this away. It took some work to find someone willing to give up the Y experience. :cool:
     
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    Very nice offer. I ended up giving away about six SWU's this past january and february when some trips we had PLANNED to do on UA were moved to BA as the UA fares were just WAY TOO HIGH. I managed to make a couple swaps but we had too many to give away it was sad. A couple even expired. So sad to see a SWU go to waste
     
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    im flying on the ps1 flight from nyc-lax tomorrow (returning friday) and didn't know they only allowed systemwide/regional upgrades for that. i thought I could chance one of those unlimited elite upgrades available on most flights.

    anyone willing to part with one for trade? or in case they're about to expire, i'll take them off your hands
    :)
     
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    I do not have CR1s or SWUs to spare, but I am flying on PS tomorrow as well to LAX... I am on UA394, which flight are you on?
     
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    i'm on flight 326 (leaving 11:30) so unfortunately will miss you. enjoy your flight! i love these p.s. flights - i used to take them more for work - they feel like an international cabin.
     
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    Hi guys, how are we going to know if it is set up? I had some free upgrade before (now expired) and don't know where to post it.
     

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