Upgrading a paid flight with miles/EQM?

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  1. crimson

    crimson Active Member

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    I couldn't find an answer, but does anyone know if I purchase a flight and upgrade it with miles, would I still gain EQM?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    harvson3 Silver Member

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    MSPeconomist Gold Member

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    It depends very much on the particular airline's FF program rules for the program on which you are trying to credit the miles, but many carriers will give you status and redeemable miles based on the fare (coach) you actually paid.
     
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    You will get the EQMs for the original booking fare class, just as you would if you had used another upgrade instrument. The key is to make sure that the fare class that you are upgrading from can earn EQMs.
     
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