Elite Airpoint Dollar upgrade for partner

Old May 9, 19, 3:22 am
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Elite Airpoint Dollar upgrade for partner

Hey there

I am wanting to gift my gifted and airpoint dollar upgrade on a flight we are not travelling on together. Does anyone know if this is possible.
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Old May 9, 19, 4:05 am
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Originally Posted by ConfusedElite View Post
Hey there

I am wanting to gift my gifted and airpoint dollar upgrade on a flight we are not travelling on together. Does anyone know if this is possible.
Both the gifted and airpoints upgrade for one sector ? or for 2 sectors ?
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Old May 9, 19, 4:26 am
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Both the gifted and airpoints upgrade for one sector ? or for 2 sectors ?

one sector Auckland to Vancouver.
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Old May 9, 19, 1:19 pm
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I'm pretty confused by your post so you might need to be a little clearer at what you're trying to do. What's a "gifted upgrade"?

I get the impression you're trying to stack a RU and a APD upgrade. That is not possible... But yes you can gift a RU or a APD upgrade to anybody you want and they don't have to be flying with you. You just do this like any upgrade through the myairnz portal by adding them as a giftee and then lodging the upgrade for them.
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Old May 9, 19, 1:22 pm
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Sorry, I will try to clarify. I have booked a premium economy ticket and want to use 480 airpoint dollars to buy the upgrade.

For me this is confirmed automatically ally but I wanted to know if it is the case with my giftee or if to AirNZ they view it as just another upgrade request from the giftee and will wait until day of flight to confirm or not.
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Old May 9, 19, 1:34 pm
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I think that a gifted Elite APD upgrade can only be cleared in advance if the giftee is travelling with the Elite (on the same or a linked PNR); otherwise it's considered like usual at T-7, day of flight, etc. But even when the giftee is not travelling with the Elite, the gifted Elite APD will be considered at Elite level (unlike a gifted Elite RU, which in that situation is considered at the giftee's status level). This comes from notes I've made from responses on these forums.
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Old May 9, 19, 1:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Beckett66 View Post
I think that a gifted Elite APD upgrade can only be cleared in advance if the giftee is travelling with the Elite (on the same or a linked PNR); otherwise it's considered like usual at T-7, day of flight, etc. But even when the giftee is not travelling with the Elite, the gifted Elite APD will be considered at Elite level (unlike a gifted Elite RU, which in that situation is considered at the giftee's status level). This comes from notes I've made from responses on these forums.
Correct. It will clear immediately if traveling with the Elite member and more importantly there are 2x R class (or 2x A class for PE) available.

If not traveling with the Elite member it will be cleared closer to the time, with the real world reality that like most upgrades it won't be cleared or declined until the airport.

The exact situation with Elite APD upgrades and their position in the upgrade list is one thing even people I know there won't tell me.

There is plenty to suggest they are treated as Elite level upgrades but in many ways that does seem slightly unfair - should a gifted APD upgrade for a random non status member be processed before a RU for a Gold or Siler member? Each of us on here will have our own views (probably based on their own status!) as to whether that is fair if it is how they are treated.
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