Old Sep 6, 16, 2:42 pm
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canadiancow
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Originally Posted by CanRulez View Post
Yeah, as an SE, there doesn't appear to be a reason to buy tango if you wish to upgrade to J....might as well pay the Flex difference which will most likely be less than the co-pay.

In addition, at least with Flex you'll get 100% miles.
I actually just checked SFO-YYC-SFO for the YYC do (a North American route)

Tango plus co-pay (2x$100) is more expensive than Flex.

Though I suppose there's the benefit that you're not paying the Flex surcharge unless you actually get the upgrade, which may be worth something.

With Flex, it may be $2000, with a chance of upgrade, but Tango could be $500 plus $750 per direction actually upgraded.

Originally Posted by Sopwith View Post
I haven't been able to upgrade for a couple of years now, so I'm a bit rusty, but to me the "Within14 days" is meaningless if they keep playing the R games. What good is "Within14 days" if they wait until the gate to release upgrades?
The vast, vast majority of my upgrades have cleared at time of request. And as someone who often books last minute on routes that are J0 at T-24, I'd rather have them defer eUpgrades as long as possible
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