Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan - Use guest u/gs on own low fare itins?
Dec 19, 03, 12:34 pm
Apologies if this has already been discussed here, but I just received my 2004 MVPG packet and am wondering if I can use the 4 guest certs to u/g my own low fare itins (when U space is available) rather than taking a chance with the new waitlist procedures. [If so, I don't think I'll be quite so quick to give them away ;-)]
Also, in the envelope with the certs was my new card, but no NW certs. Do these come separately/later, or did I get shorted?
I don't see why not. I just used one to upgrade a flight long before my 48 hour MVP window. Managed to get the last two U seats that way.
Dec 20, 03, 9:37 am
A MP Agent told me I may want to consider keeping my Guest Upgrades next year even as a Gold and upgrade myself at time of booking in 2004 for discount fares on the trans-cons I usually take. Waiting for upgrades on the trans-cons is never a good thing...
Dec 20, 03, 10:04 am
Apparently the guest upgrades are now more valuable than the complimentary MVP Gold upgrades.
Dec 20, 03, 1:25 pm
You can not use the MVP guest upgrades to upgrade yourself on flights booked using AS50's though.
The NW upgrades come in late Feb early March. I think last year mine came the second week in March delayed because I live in Canada. Last years are good until the end of Feb.