Old Mar 21, 19, 6:33 am
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 685
Originally Posted by jsloan View Post
Upgrading an economy class ticket with miles is generally not considered a great value. In theory, you can upgrade any United fare except Basic Economy, but the copay is pretty severe. To upgrade a partner flight, you need to purchase a rather expensive ticket. If you have the miles to pay for a saver award, and you can find saver award space, that's generally the preferred route.

It is much more common to be waitlisted than to clear immediately.
and I see premium economy can commonly cost around $3000 one way for that routing
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