Old Jun 5, 10, 7:36 pm
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Colorado
Programs: UA Premier Silver, AA Executive Platinum, Marriott Lifetime Platinum
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Originally Posted by azstar View Post
I think you're confusing the Classic/Classic Plus fares with Stretch seating.Stretch seating is free for Summit & Ascent members and Classic Plus passengers. It's 15.00 per flight for Classic fare passengers, and 25.00 for everyone else who wants to sit there.
Sorry for the confusion on my part. I was thinking about stretch access at time of booking.

I think stretch seating is only free for Summit flyers at the time of booking, regardless of fare type purchased. Therefore, anyone else that wants to guarantee their spot in the stretch section when they book their flight must purchase a Classic Plus fare. Otherwise, all other fares can upgrade to stretch when checking in online within 24 hours of departure at the prices you mention above. And, Ascent flyers can upgrade at the gate for free if there are seats available.

On United, any fare type can upgrade to E+ at time of booking for a fee.
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