Go Back   FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > Alaska Airlines | Mileage Plan
Sign in using an external account

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 3, 07, 11:19 pm   #1
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: DEN/PDX/SFO
Posts: 168
AS50 upgrades

As I understand it, one cannot upgrade AS50 awards with the MVPG upgrade coupons. If U space exists at the time MVPG complimentary upgrades clear, can an AS50 upgrade be processed?

Thanks!
DuckDuckSwan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 3, 07, 11:23 pm   #2
Moderator Communications Coordinator
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: deep within the Eskimo lair
Programs: TubWorld, Bar Alliance, Borratxo Legendarium
Posts: 15,425
you cannot use complimentary upgrades at all with the AS50
missydarlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 4, 07, 1:31 am   #3
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: DEN/PDX/SFO
Posts: 168
Thanks for the insight, Missy!
DuckDuckSwan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 4, 07, 9:30 am   #4
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: San Francisco, CA
Programs: AA (EXP/2MM/Admirals Club), AS (MVPG/Boardroom), UA, SPG (Gold), HHonors, Fairmont PC (Plat)
Posts: 2,149
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckDuckSwan View Post
As I understand it, one cannot upgrade AS50 awards with the MVPG upgrade coupons. If U space exists at the time MVPG complimentary upgrades clear, can an AS50 upgrade be processed?

Thanks!
As missydarlin said, you cannot use comp upgrades with an AS50. As an MVP, I can report that some gate agents will comp you just before boarding, if you ask nicely and F is not full. But please do not EXPECT it, as they are breaking policy when they do this.

I have even had an award ticket comped to F, which really surprised me.
__________________
Flights Since 1 Nov 2007
2014: AA EXP upg: 31/33; eVIP: 3/3 AS MVPG upg: 12/16 (1 irrop) Guest 0/0
makfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 4, 07, 3:16 pm   #5
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Anchorage
Programs: AS MVP Gold, Hertz #1 Club Gold 5 Star, Hilton HHonors Silver, Marriott Rewards
Posts: 1,657
I've been upgraded three times on an AS50 award, either at the gate or at check-in. Be VERY grateful if it happens to you.
Chugach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 21, 07, 8:14 pm   #6
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: SEA
Programs: AS MVPG, SPG, National Executive Elite, Avis First, Hertz PC
Posts: 452
The search function worked great! I'll see if the eskimo smiles on me on my way to Alaska. Thanks for the info Missy and others.
fooko2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 21, 07, 10:21 pm   #7
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: DEN/PDX/SFO
Posts: 168
Just wanted to thank you folks again for your insight. As it turns out, both segments of my AS50 itinerary were less than half full in first, and the gate agent upgraded me both times. I wasn't expecting anything and was really pleased when it happened!
DuckDuckSwan is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 1:39 pm.