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Old Apr 30, 18, 5:48 pm
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randywei
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
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I have had many successes using a SAUA when there is no "I" class available. I don't use KVS or CS to check though. I just call EVA directly and ask them if they have Z-class upgradeable seats available on my flights of interest.

There have been times when I call and they ask if I'm using United miles to upgrade and if I replied yes, then they told me there were no I-class seats available. I continue to tell them I just want to know if there are Z-class seats available. When Z-class seats were available and I-class weren't, I would still be successful in upgrading using a SAUA.

My friends and I recently did this a few months ago. 3 of us all got upgraded on SFO-TPE and TPE-SFO when Z-class seats were available, but I-class weren't. Again, this is Z-class vs I-class per what EVA reps tell me when I call, not via any of the tools.
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