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Old Jan 28, 08, 10:59 am   #1
 
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Using United Miles for Thai Air upgrade

Greetings,

I have 250K in United Mileage Plus miles. I am taking a Thai Airways trip (JFK - BKK) at the end of February 2008. I would like to upgrade your United International ticket with my miles if you can upgrade my Thai Airways ticket with your miles. I think from browsing these forums this idea may be frowned upon. Please feel free to set me straight if that's the case. That being said if anyone has any ideas of how I can do what I want in principal please feel free to drop me a line. I have thought about posting to Craigslist in the usual Hub cities in the US in hope to facilitate a private swap.

Best regards,
Dan

Last edited by cheez2112; Jan 28, 08 at 8:21 pm. Reason: brevity/clarity
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Old Jan 28, 08, 8:07 pm   #2
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UA MP members can't upgrade on *A carriers

What do you mean "swap an international upgrade (economy to business) using miles for the same on Thai Airways"?

Do you mean use UA points to upgrade a flight on TG metal? If yes, then you're out of luck: From the UA website:
Star Alliance Upgrades Effective May 31, 2007:
We will no longer accept Star Alliance Upgrade Award requests at this time.
We apologize for any inconvenience."


See also the relevant pages on the *A website here.
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Old Jan 28, 08, 8:23 pm   #3
 
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Thanks. I edited my original post for clarity. -Dan
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Old Jan 29, 08, 8:42 am   #4
 
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I would try coupon connection.
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Old Jan 29, 08, 9:36 am   #5
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I would try coupon connection.
That requires 90 posts and 90 days on FT.
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That requires 90 posts and 90 days on FT.
There's a reason for that (missed his post count).
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Old Aug 27, 09, 5:08 pm   #7
 
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Upgrading on Thai using UA miles

United has reinstated its Star Alliance upgrade program - see here http://www.united.com/page/article/0...eupgradeawards
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