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Old Aug 12, 19, 4:42 pm
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Originally Posted by Chamor View Post
First, would it be typical for us to get a "purchase upgrade" offer when we do OLCI? Or do they not typically do that to Hawaii and/or for award travel? I would like to get at least two of us into F if we had the option at a reasonable price. ...
It can happen even on award flights at check-in but for that route best not to have too high of hope for an offer or a reasonable offer.

Originally Posted by Chamor View Post
...on our return we have a 5 or 6 hour layover at LAX. For twice as many miles (45k rather than 22.5k) we could have booked a 1.5 hour connection at LAX rather than the 5-6 hour connection. But if our LIH-LAX flight arrives on time, such that we could make the earlier LAX-IAD flight, is UA likely to allow us to stand by for the earlier LAX-IAD flight? ...
Yes and there is only a fee if successful and not Gold or high. The seating choices may not be great.
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