PHX-SYD-PHX- any cost effective way to upgrade?

 
Old Dec 10, 09, 12:29 pm
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PHX-SYD-PHX- any cost effective way to upgrade?

phx-syd-phx prices out at $1500. L,W and S fares. is there anyway to upgrade that flight without purchasing a B fare?

The B fare is nearly 9k, which is actually higher than the UA business fare of 6K. Im not currectly in the position to drop 6K for a last minute leisure trip.

im thinking my answer is no, unless I buy a J tix or a b fare.

ive got a J class reward trip booked but it involves SQ and multiple overnight connections (about 4 days of flying and connecting). Y rewards are WIDE OPEN.
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Old Dec 10, 09, 12:34 pm
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Go on CC and offer 60k CO miles for 2 SWUs. I'm sure you'll get lots of bites immediately.
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Old Dec 10, 09, 12:34 pm
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Is this all flying UA/US? AFAIK, there is no mechanism to upgrade on a *A partner except by buying full fare and using an *A upgrade award.

Did you look at doing a complete award ticket reservation in J instead of buying the ticket?
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Old Dec 10, 09, 12:42 pm
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Originally Posted by stevenshev View Post
Go on CC and offer 60k CO miles for 2 SWUs. I'm sure you'll get lots of bites immediately.
I didn't think of this - 60K is all it would take? That is pretty cheap.
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Old Dec 10, 09, 12:48 pm
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Originally Posted by stevenshev View Post
Go on CC and offer 60k CO miles for 2 SWUs. I'm sure you'll get lots of bites immediately.
that's what i was thinking. ive never even visited CC. ill check it out for sure.
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Old Dec 10, 09, 12:54 pm
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Originally Posted by bocastephen View Post

Did you look at doing a complete award ticket reservation in J instead of buying the ticket?
yes, its in my OP. a terrible SQ trip is the best i could do. i check back frequently but cant find anything and i hate wasting nearly 2 hours with an agent searching in vain.
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Old Dec 10, 09, 3:20 pm
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Originally Posted by stevenshev View Post
Go on CC and offer 60k CO miles for 2 SWUs. I'm sure you'll get lots of bites immediately.
S, T and L fares aren't eligible for SWUs, so OP might have to spend a bit more $.
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Old Dec 10, 09, 3:26 pm
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Originally Posted by dlen111 View Post
yes, its in my OP. a terrible SQ trip is the best i could do. i check back frequently but cant find anything and i hate wasting nearly 2 hours with an agent searching in vain.
How terrible can an SQ trip in business be?
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Old Dec 10, 09, 8:49 pm
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How terrible can an SQ trip in business be?
Exactly -- I would go out of my way to enjoy premium service on a top-tier carrier. For me, it's not always just about the destination.
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Old Dec 11, 09, 12:39 am
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Channa, help.......
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