Full H & Y Fare Upgrade - Can you be downgraded?

Old Aug 30, 05, 2:46 pm
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Full H & Y Fare Upgrade - Can you be downgraded?

I am trying to find the most cost-efficient way of ensuring that I am booked in F for my wedding-honeymoon flights (yes, we're getting married in Vegas).

We are both Silver Elite. I have currently booked the refundable coach fare for our trip and we are confirmed in F. Has anyone ever been downgraded from this type of fare?

Thanks -- an anxious fiancee.
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Old Aug 30, 05, 3:02 pm
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Yes, although it would be highly unusual. So-called YUP fares are Coach tickets that book into discounted First Class inventory if that inventory is available. However, it is still a Coach ticket. Thus, if the flight is cancelled and you are reaccommodated on a later flight, you are not guaranteed an F seat.
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Old Aug 30, 05, 3:15 pm
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In case of irregular ops, involuntary downgrades can happen to any F seat. So if the aircraft is changed or the flight is cancelled, even paid F can end up in Y.
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Old Aug 30, 05, 3:59 pm
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Exclamation You can be downgraded !

Hi

It can happen. Happened to me.
About 8 months ago.
From LAS to SNA. Coming home from Vegas with G-Friend.
We were confimed F. Both Row 3. Booked months in advance.

Plane changed from Airbus to 737.
Maintenance issues. Plane substitution. Last minute.
Now row 3 is Coach. Only 8 "F" seats in a 737. Got a $ 300.00 Voucher.

So always go for the first 2 rows when booking F !

Remember.
When dealing with the airlines. Anything can and will happen.

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Old Aug 30, 05, 4:05 pm
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Originally Posted by alanh
In case of irregular ops, involuntary downgrades can happen to any F seat. So if the aircraft is changed or the flight is cancelled, even paid F can end up in Y.
Well, yes, but if a pax is downgraded from paid F to Y, they are entitled to compensation. However, if a pax is downgraded from F booked via a YUP fare to Y, the airline is not required to compensate them.
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