Upgrading LAX to TPE with 1wk stopover in ICN possible?

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  1. misterbwong

    misterbwong Silver Member

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    I'm new to booking with rewards miles so I thought I'd consult the experts! :D

    I'm trying to book a trip for two from LAX to TPE and ICN next march sometime and I'd like to fly in business. I have about 100k miles (Chase Sapphire ftw!) so is it possible for me to book 2x Coach-Business upgrades (100k miles) on a LAX -> TPE round trip award with a 6 or 7 night stopover in ICN?

    Is this routing even possible or is it wishful thinking? Would an "open jaw" round trip work better? I've been trying to learn how to actually use my miles so any resources would help as well! THANKS!!
  2. Flyer1976
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    Flyer1976 Gold Member

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    Upgrades work per direction but they do not work with stopovers so for a LAX-TPE trip you would need to route LAX-SFO-ICN on UA and ICN-NRT-TPE which can be counterproductive since the costs would be higher to do this and you would have to do two separate upgrade requests...

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