May 11, 12, 7:59 am
Alitalia MilleMiglia - Alitalia: upgrade available from K, V, T
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May 11, 12, 7:59 am
May 11, 12, 11:04 am
May 11, 12, 11:10 am
Too bad I can't us my DL Skymiles to upgrade on my flight :(
Unless somebody has any ideas.
May 12, 12, 3:12 am
Are these the same booking classes as the Upgrades given 2 x to Freccia Alata or are they 'lower'
Tried to book an economy flight to London in Eco using Freccia Alata upgrades and they told me the ticket would cost 600 euros!!! J was cheaper ( non flex obviously )
May 13, 12, 10:44 pm
Starting at T, which is a relatively low booking class, the lowest offering 100% miles, the next highest are V, then K, then H, then M, then Y and B which are both the highest.
Your FA/FA+ upgrades are only available from H or higher, and seeing that the FA upgrades unlike the FA+ ones are only for Ottima or Classica Plus (not Magnifica), they're not much use.
This new K, V, T upgrade? Let's take a look:
On Rome-London and similar routes (short-haul), the T-class is already more expensive than Business class.
On Rome-Cairo (medium-haul), the T-class is around €500, and the business class is €800. The upgrade at 21000 miles is therefore looking a little expensive.
However on long-haul this upgrade might be interesting. Taking FCO-LAX as an example, the T-class is costing €1235,46 which is over 1200 euros less than the business class. You can save that amount of money by using this upgrade with 35000 miles, which seems a fair deal, seeing also that you still get 100% miles for the trip unlike on awards, so in reality this business class flight has costed you €1246,43 and 22320 miles or even less if you have status (if you are FA+ you will only spend 9640 miles thanks to the bonus miles).
--EDIT: Do note though that the upgrade is one way, so for a return flight in Business (using the above example) it's actually 57320 miles, or 44640 for FA+ members. It may be worth upgrading just one way and getting a "mixed" award using €1246,43 and 22320 or less miles (normal price of mixed award paying only taxes: 65000 miles).
May 16, 12, 9:05 am
Don't they offer a way just to pay for an upgrade from economy to plus within 24 hours of departure?