Using Miles to upgrade on a paid coach ticket PHX-HNL

Old Sep 21, 05, 6:12 pm
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Using Miles to upgrade on a paid coach ticket PHX-HNL

Looking at Honolulu as a possible honeymoon getaway come January 3rd. I see HP will have it's non stop going. Can I use miles to upgrade from my coach ticket to confirm in F? If so, how many miles to do so? Can I do this at the time of booking? I'm also assuming that elites won't be privvy to *complimentary, space available ugrades* correct?

Do other airlines that have comp upgrades for elites also not do this (e.g., NW, AA, US, DL).

I wonder if the 752 F service on these flights will differentiate themselves at all from let's say a PHX-MSP flight. More chix caesar and tortellini?

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Old Sep 21, 05, 6:28 pm
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Originally Posted by enviroian
Looking at Honolulu as a possible honeymoon getaway come January 3rd. I see HP will have it's non stop going. Can I use miles to upgrade from my coach ticket to confirm in F? If so, how many miles to do so? Can I do this at the time of booking? I'm also assuming that elites won't be privvy to *complimentary, space available ugrades* correct?

Do other airlines that have comp upgrades for elites also not do this (e.g., NW, AA, US, DL).

I wonder if the 752 F service on these flights will differentiate themselves at all from let's say a PHX-MSP flight. More chix caesar and tortellini?

Thanks
Ian
To confirm in advance it takes 30K round-trip to upgrade an elite member, 40K for a non-elite.

http://www.americawest.com/awa/conte...supgrades.aspx


Elite upgrades cost $200 each way for elite member. Elite can also upgrade another person in the same PNR. Timing is 3 days, 2 days, 1 day, just like the comp upgrades.

http://www.americawest.com/awa/conte...itsglance.aspx

I'm not aware of any airline that does comp upgrades to Hawaii.
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