Can you upgrade an aleady free ticket?

 
Old Jun 1, 09, 12:21 pm
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Can you upgrade an aleady free ticket?

My wife and I have an upcoming trip. She's on a free ticket (used A+ points) and I'm on a free ticket (used bump voucher). If we wanted to confirm upgrades 24hrs ahead using 4 points each, could we do that on these tickets? Thanks for the help.
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Old Jun 1, 09, 3:07 pm
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I don't see why not. Let us know what happens when you call. I would suggest calling at midnight the day before departure.
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Old Jun 1, 09, 8:11 pm
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If you have the points, you can upgrade (ie move to the front of the aircraft) in advance for an additional 8 points per trip. Calling after midnight the day before departure will get you the same deal for 4 points.

You can also upgrade at check-in (I think) for $49 per leg.
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Old Jun 1, 09, 9:42 pm
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Originally Posted by EmoryFlyer View Post
My wife and I have an upcoming trip. She's on a free ticket (used A+ points) and I'm on a free ticket (used bump voucher). If we wanted to confirm upgrades 24hrs ahead using 4 points each, could we do that on these tickets? Thanks for the help.
I have successfully upgraded "free" AirTran tickets (both A+ & bump voucher) to Biz class using 4 A+ credits. If you're flying two segments, the 4-credit deal is the way to go, IMHO. If you are only flying a single segment that is under 3-ish hours, consider paying $ instead ($49 for a "short" segment; $69 for a "medium" segment).

Have a great trip!
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Old Jun 12, 09, 3:24 pm
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Yup, I was able to upgrade both types of tickets (and one of them was an upgrade to the very last seat in business). This is great flexibity on behalf of AirTran. I imagine if I asked a Delta rep the same question I would hear laughing on the other end of the phone.
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Old Jun 12, 09, 3:53 pm
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Originally Posted by EmoryFlyer View Post
Yup, I was able to upgrade both types of tickets (and one of them was an upgrade to the very last seat in business). This is great flexibity on behalf of AirTran. I imagine if I asked a Delta rep the same question I would hear laughing on the other end of the phone.
Great! Glad to hear that it worked out for you. Out of curiosity, which route was this?
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Old Jun 13, 09, 8:16 am
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Great! Glad to hear that it worked out for you. Out of curiosity, which route was this?
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