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ANA Star Alliance Upgrade Availability for SFO/SJC <> NRT

ANA Star Alliance Upgrade Availability for SFO/SJC <> NRT

Old Jul 13, 18, 7:14 pm
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ANA Star Alliance Upgrade Availability for SFO/SJC <> NRT

Planning a trip to Japan in January and I have an option to leave from SFO or SJC. Does one of the airport have better star alliance upgrade/seat availability over the other?
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Old Jul 13, 18, 8:09 pm
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Originally Posted by godbreath View Post
Planning a trip to Japan in January and I have an option to leave from SFO or SJC. Does one of the airport have better star alliance upgrade/seat availability over the other?
Star Alliance upgrades are pending I inventory are available for upgrade to business and O inventory for upgrade to first. But also check the applicable booking classes from economy very carefully, it is only from relatively expensive booking classes you can process upgrades with points from another Star Alliance carrier.

You can look for the general availability of awards in J and F (F only from SFO) to get an idea of how availability is on the routes Normal awards go against the same inventory.
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Old Nov 24, 22, 11:16 am
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*A Upgrades Blocked on Certain Aircraft?

I'm flying SFO to NRT on January 17th. I put in for a plus points upgrade from premium economy (Booked in E) to business and am waitlisted. Now I've heard maybe *A upgrades are blocked on certain ANA metal? Can anyone confirm/elaborate?
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Old Nov 24, 22, 4:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Fine Wine View Post
I'm flying SFO to NRT on January 17th. I put in for a plus points upgrade from premium economy (Booked in E) to business and am waitlisted. Now I've heard maybe *A upgrades are blocked on certain ANA metal? Can anyone confirm/elaborate?
Plus Points uogrades are not blocked per se, but they are also not guaranteed to happen even if there are available seats in the higher cabin.

So you may find your upgrade declined and see open seats in J. Not because it is generally blocked for the route or the aircraft, just that no seats were released for Plus Points uogrades.
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