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Old Dec 27, 15, 7:14 pm
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Originally Posted by jasonc45 View Post
i Havent looked into flying through asia or australia but I have been reading other threads and see that may be a possibility. We were hoping to fly direct. Can we pay for an upgrade to economy plus if we get the economy reward tickets?
Which airline are you talking about?

For some airlines (e.g. Air NZ), "Premium Economy" is a separate cabin. The availability of paid upgrades in such cases *may* be the same as or less than the availability of reward seats (i.e. you might as well book them using points in the first place). Paid upgrades *may* only be offered on day of departure, depending on the airline.

For other airlines (e.g. United), "Economy Plus" is still considered part of the economy cabin. Thus "Economy Plus" is not considered an upgrade, it is just paying for a better economy-class seat. Generally you can do that, but there may be time limits on when.
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