Go Back   FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > Other Asian, Australian, and South Pacific Airlines
Sign in using an external account

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 27, 08, 5:15 pm   #1
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 7
Paid Upgrades w/ EVA Air?

So I'm going to be traveling to Taipei this summer with tickets booked by one of those chinatown travel agents. So heres my major question. My EVA leg of the journey will be between LAX-TPE and vice versa.

My first question is will I be able to request an EVA upgrade to Premium Economy at the Continental counter in my local airport (MFE) or will I have to wait until I reach LAX?

Secondly, does anybody know the approximate cost of an upgrade to either Premium Economy of Premium Laurel on the EVA flight?
gunadz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 27, 08, 5:40 pm   #2
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: IAH
Programs: La Ministreuse de Surréalisme, CO Plat, MR Plat, SPG Plat
Posts: 11,358
You need to wait until you reach LAX. From Elite to Premium Laurel it is $1500 each way - I am unsure what economy to Elite is at the gate; however my husband paid in advance $450.
baglady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 27, 08, 5:47 pm   #3
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 7
Do you think the price would remain the same for a discounted fair? My EVA ticket is X fare...
gunadz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 27, 08, 5:54 pm   #4
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: IAH
Programs: La Ministreuse de Surréalisme, CO Plat, MR Plat, SPG Plat
Posts: 11,358
Not sure but there are those on here more knowledgeable than I on this that will be able to answer this.
baglady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 27, 08, 5:56 pm   #5
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by baglady View Post
Not sure but there are those on here more knowledgeable than I on this that will be able to answer this.
Alright, thanks alot baglady!
gunadz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 27, 08, 9:09 pm   #6
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: CAN, LAX, TPE
Programs: AA, AS, CI, DL, UA
Posts: 1,472
Quote:
Originally Posted by gunadz View Post
Do you think the price would remain the same for a discounted fair? My EVA ticket is X fare...
Base on your ticket class, the cost of upgrade will be different to match up the ticket price. Some of the discount tickets cannot do upgrades what-so-ever.

Y/K
T
B
S/X
U
coolfish1103 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 28, 08, 12:39 am   #7
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Hsinchu (Taiwan), Saigon, London
Programs: EVA (diamond), A3, BMI, VN
Posts: 2,957
coolfish1103 is right.. the price will vary.

Bear in mind the Elite cabin is very small and can fill up ages in advance.
jimbo99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 28, 08, 1:12 pm   #8
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by coolfish1103 View Post
Some of the discount tickets cannot do upgrades what-so-ever.
So are the codes you listed ineligible for upgrade even if it is paid?
gunadz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 28, 08, 7:53 pm   #9
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: NYC
Posts: 16,263
Quote:
Originally Posted by gunadz View Post
So are the codes you listed ineligible for upgrade even if it is paid?
If you're going to have to pay up to the regular fare anyway (as has been suggested will be necessary), why don't you just buy the premium economy or business class ticket in the first place?
ijgordon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 28, 08, 8:35 pm   #10
abk
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: stl
Programs: AA EXP/8 mm. WN CP. SPG Lifetime Platinum. UA 712,524 miles and no longer trying.
Posts: 2,010
an advance purchase business class ticket is only $3500 round trip
abk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 28, 08, 8:35 pm   #11
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by ijgordon View Post
If you're going to have to pay up to the regular fare anyway (as has been suggested will be necessary), why don't you just buy the premium economy or business class ticket in the first place?
The tickets were purchased by my travel companion and I'm hoping to surprise her with the upgrade.
gunadz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 28, 08, 8:38 pm   #12
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: DSM
Programs: AA Platinum, Hilton Diamond, Fairmont Platinum
Posts: 922
I think your chances of an upgrade are very slim--nearly none, considering fare class and popularity of the premium cabin. As mentioned, you may want to consider paying now if you want the bigger seat/space. Sure makes the long journey more bearable!
flyupfront is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 28, 08, 11:45 pm   #13
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: CAN, LAX, TPE
Programs: AA, AS, CI, DL, UA
Posts: 1,472
Quote:
Originally Posted by gunadz View Post
So are the codes you listed ineligible for upgrade even if it is paid?
All these classes that I listed should be able to upgrade to Elite/Evergreen Deluxe using payments at the airport (if they release the seats). Payments will vary base on your ticket class. It is not recommended to pay at the airport to upgrade because it would be very expensive to do so. You should always try to buy Elite/Evergreen Deluxe tickets or Premium Laurel/Super Business tickets directly instead of doing upgrades via payment.

Since your ticket is already bought, you should try to ask the airline or your travel agency to see how much is it to pay for the fare difference between your booking class and the cheapest Elite Class ticket for this one way segment.

After June 21st, 2008, only Y/M/K/Q may upgrade using miles at the airport. All other booking classes must upgrade beforehand unless it does not qualify for upgrades, such as R/H/G/W/I.
coolfish1103 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 31, 08, 2:07 pm   #14
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 7
Alright, thanks alot for your advice and help everybody!
gunadz 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 1:04 pm.




SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.