Upgrade To RSW?

 
Old Feb 13, 12, 8:05 pm
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Upgrade To RSW?

Have stopped traveling international and only really go Ewr - RSW and return. If possible will go JB for the extra legroom. But still take CO quite a bit.

Have about 600k OnePass miles and the same in Amex. Fly to FL about every month. Oh, and I know the transfer date is passed but wanted to keep them, just in case....:-)

Any ideas for getting from the back of the bus to the front? Willing to pay for upgrade but not outrageously.

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Old Feb 13, 12, 10:28 pm
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a) buy coach ticket, use 15K miles each way to upgrade to F

b) redeem a saverpass F award for 25K miles each way

I do CLE-RSW a fair bit, and personally I don't think burning the miles is worth it for the 2.5 hr flight. I just tough it out in the exit row.

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Old Feb 14, 12, 5:33 am
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I think you're right......60K burns through the miles quickly.

Guess we will keep getting those JB exit rows for the extra $40 each way.

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Old Feb 14, 12, 7:07 am
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Originally Posted by paule123 View Post
a) buy coach ticket, use 15K miles each way to upgrade to F
Keep in mind that a non-elite will also pay a $75 cash co-pay on top of the miles for the upgrade for anything M fare or lower. And the number of points required for the upgrade ranges from 15-20K, depending on the fare basis. It is a horrible value for such a short flight.
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Old Feb 14, 12, 7:21 am
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Best use of miles for myself and wife:

EWR - AMS - TZ (ARK) amd return through DAR.........400K miles total (cost savings $17,000)

I will save them for the big flights but they come very rarely now that we are spending extra time in FL.
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Old Feb 14, 12, 7:24 am
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Best use of miles for myself and wife:

EWR - AMS - TZ (ARK) and return through DAR. 400K total miles used for BF (savings of $17,500)
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