Question - Upgrading to CDG

 
Old Jul 27, 08, 4:18 pm
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Question - Upgrading to CDG

Hi all -

I am US Silver/Gold and moving to CO Silver. Is there a good way to upgrade to Biz on routes to CDG? How easy is an upgrade (or is it even possible as a Silver). As Silver on US I can use mileage, sometimes get an op up, or buy "Go Envoy" for $500 each way (most useful on the sleeper part overnight to CDG). Any tips would be helpful.
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Old Jul 27, 08, 4:24 pm
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The typical ways are using miles to upgrade or just paying for it. An op-up on CO is VERY rare so it should not be expected.
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Old Jul 27, 08, 5:31 pm
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Unless you're on an H or Y fare, you'd have to use miles PLUS pay the 'upgrade reward service fee'. The mileage requirements are here and the fees are described here.
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Old Jul 27, 08, 5:37 pm
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Originally Posted by IAHtraveler View Post
Unless you're on an H or Y fare,...
Careful on that one, H fare will require a copay of $100 each way in a few weeks.
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Old Jul 27, 08, 6:59 pm
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To the OP -- I think you'll find that upgrading on an international flight on CO will cost you a lot more than on US. But I think you'll also find that the product is significantly better.
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Old Jul 28, 08, 2:17 am
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Thanks for the info....

I thought it would be harder than on US as the product is superior...
but every place has it's nuances and tricks..thanks for the tips.
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Old Jul 28, 08, 8:12 am
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Originally Posted by ednursevt View Post
I thought it would be harder than on US as the product is superior...
but every place has it's nuances and tricks..thanks for the tips.
The only nuance is that the waitlist clears - among other things - in order of being added to it, so if you know you are going get on the wait list as early as possible. Other than that, be prepared to pay the fees/miles and hope for the best.
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