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Old Sep 7, 19, 12:14 pm
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skimthetrees
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
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Originally Posted by LowAltitudeFlyer View Post
While this thread is primarily focused on using UA miles on a SAUA for EVA, can anyone confirm that all *A partners (Aeroplan, Avianca, Lufthansa, etc) have access to the same bucket of EVA upgradeable space as UA? For example, US-TPE requires only 25K Aeroplan miles (per their still-published chart) compared to UA's 30K, so if one needed to transfer CC points to an airline to book the upgrade, Aeroplan makes more sense. Avianca is another partner that requires 30K miles (per their still-published chart). The downside I see to this is in the event other *A members don't have the same availability, one is now stuck with 25K-30K points in Aero/Avianca/etc.
That is the way it is supposed to work. Most of the issues seem to be in the interface each partner has to the SAUA system. Periodically different partners may break access to the system from their site so even though technically each partner has access to the same space if one partners interface to the system is broken, like happens to United periodically, their system cannot access anything. It is usually a technical problem rather than a difference in award inventory.
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