EL AL Matmid - What is the best way to get upgraded
Aug 6, 12, 5:10 am
I am flying from HKG to TLV (LY76) the last week in August.
I purchased the ticket using 45,000 AA miles.
I am not sure how Elal works. Can I still upgrade the ticket
at the airport? If so, how much
Aug 6, 12, 5:46 am
I believe your only option is on board for 700$
Aug 6, 12, 10:02 am
Pull out your credit card! That usually works.
Sometimes there is an online upgrade $$$ offer if you log into your reservation. Might be worth considering
Aug 6, 12, 2:10 pm
If it's an AA miles reservation, the online upgrade won't work. Your best bet is to ask at checkin, and if that fails, onboard. As others mentioned, $700.
Aug 8, 12, 2:40 am
A cheaper option might be to see if award biz seats are available, then work with AA to change your coach reservation to a business reservation.
From HKG, business is only 7.5K more each way. Even if you have to buy the extra miles and pay for the change fee, it might still be cheaper than paying for an upgrade at the airport (IF it's even available then).
Aug 8, 12, 4:09 am
Thanks for the tip @bostonbali.
Someone booked the ticket for me but issued it in my name. So can I call and use my 7.5k miles? Can it be from my account as opposed to the person who purhcased it for me?
Aug 8, 12, 6:07 am
Miles need to come from same account as the original ticket was purchased with.