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krispykrme Feb 8, 18 10:51 pm


Originally Posted by username (Post 29375114)
What does this mean? Married Segment Control, by definition, is when they tie the segments together for faring purposes. BR's upgrade, by rule, is per segment.

you are absolutely correct.

hence if you booked SFO-TPE-SIN. You canít use 30k miles total to upgrade SFO all the way to Singapore. But you can do 30k from SFO to tpe and another 25k from TPE to sin.

princesakura Mar 23, 18 2:05 am

Does anyone know if there is a glitch currently in SAUA availability on BR? I'm trying to apply an SAUA to a BR flight showing availability on EF, but both Aeroplan and Asiana websites are saying no upgrade availability. I've actually changed the date of the flight between two days showing availability on EF, but neither day would show availability when I actually try to redeem the upgrade.

krispykrme Mar 23, 18 2:55 am


Originally Posted by princesakura (Post 29557283)
Does anyone know if there is a glitch currently in SAUA availability on BR? I'm trying to apply an SAUA to a BR flight showing availability on EF, but both Aeroplan and Asiana websites are saying no upgrade availability. I've actually changed the date of the flight between two days showing availability on EF, but neither day would show availability when I actually try to redeem the upgrade.

which class are you looking at for EF? It should be I class not Z.

princesakura Mar 23, 18 9:43 am


Originally Posted by krispykrme (Post 29557372)
which class are you looking at for EF? It should be I class not Z.

Yes, EF is reporting I class as "Yes". I also looked on KVS, which gives C+ for the same availability. I will try calling Aeroplan to see if they can manually process it.

hayzel7773 Mar 23, 18 10:32 am


Originally Posted by princesakura (Post 29558398)
Yes, EF is reporting I class as "Yes". I also looked on KVS, which gives C+ for the same availability. I will try calling Aeroplan to see if they can manually process it.

They will have to probably call BR and inquire further about the availability.

neuro0 Mar 23, 18 12:21 pm

Upgrade go to Z class. People use I class as a gauge of Z class availability since Z class won't show up on EF.

princesakura Mar 23, 18 10:25 pm

Interesting... Some people have said SAUA availability is I and some have said Z, within this thread and others.
Aeroplan agent couldn't do anything to check availability. EVA agent said they can't see SAUA availablility and said Z was not available. Still not bookable via Aeroplan or Asiana. EF and KVS show I availability and CS+ respectively; in these circumstances, I could have easily upgraded via Aeroplan already. Not sure what's going on.

gengar Mar 24, 18 5:41 am

My understanding (from both reading FT and IME) is SAUA needs Z class availability (need to call into BR to inquire for Z class) - not sure why others are saying I class.

username Mar 24, 18 11:19 am


Originally Posted by gengar (Post 29561240)
My understanding (from both reading FT and IME) is SAUA needs Z class availability (need to call into BR to inquire for Z class) - not sure why others are saying I class.

What people are reporting seem to be "need availability in Z but booked into I when it is all done".

neuro0 Mar 24, 18 11:38 am

Still booked into Z as that is shown on confirmation.
Again, straigh mile redemption go into I class like all star alliance carriers.
Z is mile upgrade to Business class from paid Y ticket.

Dave510 Mar 24, 18 3:00 pm

Mile upgrade from Y definitely books into Z and award definitely books into I class. Just made Aeroplan redemptions from last month for both.

gengar Mar 24, 18 8:04 pm


Originally Posted by username (Post 29562052)
What people are reporting seem to be "need availability in Z but booked into I when it is all done".

IME (using UA miles), SAUA has always booked into Z.

Kacee Mar 24, 18 11:02 pm


Originally Posted by gengar (Post 29561240)
not sure why others are saying I class.

Because that's where the *A upgrade books on most other carriers. An understandable mistake.

krispykrme Mar 25, 18 7:18 am


Originally Posted by Kacee (Post 29563668)
Because that's where the *A upgrade books on most other carriers. An understandable mistake.

No.

I class is the only class to check SAUA upgrade for BR using UA miles.

BR upgrade inventory is Z class. This includes EVA own mileage upgrade and electronic certificate. But it doesnít make all of the Z inventory for SAUA upgrade. Those are I bucket (which is subset of Z). Thus there are cases where Z class is available but SAUA wonít clear.

I did a demo of this last year at a Chinese travel group on FB. EF showed Z only but no I. SAUA didnít work.

If I class is available but Aeroplan canít open the ticket online. Just call. Please make sure itís per segment.

krispykrme Mar 25, 18 7:22 am


Originally Posted by gengar (Post 29563364)
IME (using UA miles), SAUA has always booked into Z.

I am not sure how to make this even more clear.

Z class is BR J upgrade- this includes BR own mileage upgrade, BR own upgrade certificate. But not all of the Z bucket are allocated for SAUA (why would BR treat SAUA higher than its own passenger).

I class as is a subset of Z that is assigned to star alliance redemption (including upgrade). Both after clear will be Z even though itís from I bucket.


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