Programs: AA (EXP/2MM/Admirals Club), AS (MVPG/Boardroom), UA, SPG (Gold), HHonors, Fairmont PC (Plat)
Originally Posted by DuckDuckSwan
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?
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
2015: AA EXP upg: 6/9 (1 irrop); eVIP: 6/6 AS MVPG upg: 8/10 (1 irrop) Guest 2/2
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!