Old Feb 29, 16, 10:15 am
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Originally Posted by dogcanyon View Post
According to the official rules, that's correct. However, I know people who have used 500 mile upgrades on award tickets, but it was at the whim of a gate agent and definitely not something that you could count on. I also know people who were traveling on award tickets and were offered paid "load factor based" upgrades at kiosk check-in.
Unofficially, you can be upgraded but it will involve luck and a friendly agent's keystroke.
A few weeks ago, an AC AAngel moved my PIT-LGA Avios award ticket to an earlier flight and added me to the upgrade list, which the GA cleared.

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