FlyerTalk Forums - View Single Post - LAN upgrade with kms & coupons fare classes
Old Jul 30, 11, 12:49 pm
  #6  
JohnnyColombia
Ambassador: LAN LANPASS
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Bogotá
Programs: BAEC Gold, Avianca Lifemiles Diamond
Posts: 4,611
Originally Posted by phlashba View Post
For the record, I did recently book an upgrade with kms from a Base (lowest) fare (in this case "Q") and the agent confirmed that the new policy is still in effect: no minimum fare when using kms to upgrade; minimum fare requirement only applies with coupon or Comodoro unlimited upgrade requests.
This is a great policy!^
I guess that would depend on where you are going and how much you value your kms

I haven't seen any kms upgrades that look like particularly decent value to me.

For example BOG LIM BOG is a 26,000kms reward and 24,000kms to upgrade a purchased fare. Is it really worth burning 24,000 kms on Premium Economy when it is enough kms to almost give you another flight to the same destination?

Last night I booked BOG MIA BOG. On the dates I wanted it was $519, or in Premium Business $666 a difference of $147

Upgrade with kms BOG MIA BOG is 50,000kms

Last edited by JohnnyColombia; Jul 30, 11 at 12:54 pm
JohnnyColombia is offline