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Old Nov 10, 08, 10:20 pm
Join Date: May 2001
Location: RNO, NV, USA.
Programs: UA 1K 2MM
Posts: 4,117
Originally Posted by SNA-UA View Post
So here's my deal:
700k miles in the bank
SWU's and CR1's galore.

As a 1k, I can get the saver award I want for 50k.
Or I can pay $770 and upgrade to C class using my SWU's.

I do well so I can pay the $770, but I'm a frugal person (hence the saving but never using the SWU's) so it's hard for me to pull the trigger on it and then upgrade.
There is NC (upgrade from coach to business) availability for your dates.

As you describe yourself as a frugal person, I would recommend spending 50K miles for a coach award seat.

Miles do not earn interest and SWUs and CR1s expire.
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