Can a SE use an Elite/ Prestige coupon ?

Old Feb 14, 05, 4:25 pm
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Can a SE use an Elite/ Prestige coupon ?

AC newbie - thanks again, y'all have been soooo helpful - Can an SE use an Elite/Prestige upgrade voucher ? If so, do they get to use it at the SE upgrade window or the Elite/Prestige window ? Any problems ?
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Old Feb 14, 05, 5:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Mister Nice
AC newbie - thanks again, y'all have been soooo helpful - Can an SE use an Elite/Prestige upgrade voucher ? If so, do they get to use it at the SE upgrade window or the Elite/Prestige window ? Any problems ?
I am assuming you're asking: "Can a SE use a North America Upgrade Certificate?"

If so, I'd like to know the answer as well!
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Old Feb 14, 05, 6:39 pm
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I do not know for sure, but I suspect the answer is YES. SEs should be able to IMO but that is only my opinion. What is the fine print on the back of these certs as I have never seen one?
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Old Feb 14, 05, 6:44 pm
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Originally Posted by 100,000miler
I do not know for sure, but I suspect the answer is YES. SEs should be able to IMO but that is only my opinion. What is the fine print on the back of these certs as I have never seen one?
I don't know for sure either, but the back of the cert doesn't mention anything about SuperElites. However, it does only give the upgrade windows for E and P. My guess is, therefore, that only E and P are allowed to use them (come on, SEs can't have everything ).

The front of the cert says "You must hold Elite or Prestige status at the time of travel."

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Old Feb 14, 05, 7:24 pm
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IMO they can't use it. Why would they when they need only the SWU to UG and will need only 1 cert to go anywhere.
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Old Feb 14, 05, 8:52 pm
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The answer is No, but with AC anything gives. When I first became an SE midyear, there were different upgrade certs for Es and SEs. I was unable to use any of the E upgrades that I had left once I had become an SE. And since SEs don't get NAmerican upgrades, it is not likely these can be confirmed at the 7-day window. At least if you reveal to the agent the type of cert you plan to use when trying to confirm the u/g.
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Old Feb 14, 05, 9:12 pm
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I don't think you're supposed to use them, but I have done so in the past. My daughter gave me a bunch of certs a few years ago and I kept them in my travel wallet to use for walkup UG's at the gate. They were never refused.

However that was then, and now is now. I haven't tried recently.

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