Upgrading Award Tickets

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  1. Traveling Cub

    Traveling Cub Active Member

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    Hey y'all! Happy Hump Day


    I have a question about upgrading award tickets, and using Global Upgrades.

    My and the other half are flying to London in November for a little get away. I got BusinessFirst on the way there, and GlobalFirst on the way back.

    My question is, can I use a System Wide upgrade, or Global Upgrade or whatever, to up grade the Business Class seats to First class?

    My gut is telling me no, but thought I would ask before I call an agent.

    Cheers
     
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  2. Sweet Willie
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    Sweet Willie Gold Member

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    no


    but IIRC didn't globals get to use upgrade instruments on award tix?
     
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  3. 2wheels

    2wheels Silver Member

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    Only GS can use GPU/RPUs on award travel iirc.
     
  4. snod08
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    snod08 Gold Member

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    You can upgrade from businessfirst to Global first with a GPU (previously called SWU) only if you are a GS member.
     
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  5. Traveling Cub

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    Okay...I am only a 1K... :(

    thanks for the responses.
     
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  6. Wandering Aramean
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    Wandering Aramean Gold Member

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    Correct.

    If you have enough points you can redeem for the F award but ticket it in C and waitlist for the F seats. If they don't clear into F you get the difference in points back.
     
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  7. marcwint55

    marcwint55 Gold Member

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    Welcome to Milepoint.
     

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