Using an RPU for someone else?

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  1. ducster
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    A friend of mine who is a 1K wants to apply an RPU for his girlfriend, and is not sure how to do it. Does he have to call the 1K desk, or will there be the option after she buys the ticket? Also, does the fare bucket have to be W or higher?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Wandering Aramean
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    No fare minimums but the route must be eligible for RPU usage. The sponsoring party logs in to their account and retrieves the PNR of the sponsoree. They choose the apply upgrade link and debit their account the RPU. It is very, very easy.

    More detailed instructions here.
     
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    Also worth noting is that the fare restriction is based on the route, not the type of instrument being used. For example, if a route can be upgraded with an RPU, you may also use a GPU and in neither case does it have to be W or higher.
     
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    Thanks guys. Much appreciated.

    Edited to add that it worked for him exactly like you said. Totally seamless.
     
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