Upgrade certs on UA

Old Feb 16, 03, 10:51 pm
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Upgrade certs on UA

The LH website now says that we can use LH 50k mile certs on UA to upgrade on a standby basis from Feb 1 (and I read it on FT of course) but details are decidely sketchy. Has anything more been revealed? Can you use certs issued before Feb 1? Is any fare valid? C to F, as well as coach to C or F (on 2 class planes)? Any distance (i.e. ne cert does LAX-JFK, etc)? Does anyone have any experience trying to use these? I'm a 1K/UGS as well as an LH SEN so am wondering if I show up with my UA MP # on a flight reservation, they will accept my LH cert for an upgrade? Apologies if this has been discussed previously. I always figured I would never get to use these certs (since all my travel on LH is paid first or free tix anyway) but this new option gives me hope....

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Old Feb 17, 03, 1:28 am
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* valid for UA (no code-shares) flights after jan-31-2003
* one certificate for any UA inner-North American flight (any distance, but one 'through'-flight number only - no connections)
* not transferable (one accompanying passenger ok), stand-by only
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Old Feb 17, 03, 2:36 am
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And two certs are required for an international flight.
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Old Feb 17, 03, 9:30 am
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So are certs issued before then, even though they say nothing abotu UA on the front, still good? The cert says 'only valid on LH/OS/NG/VO/EW/LO' so I'm assuming I have to wait for a cert issued after Feb 1?

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Old Feb 17, 03, 9:41 am
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No, look at the expiry date and feel free to use this LH000U upgrade awards (SEN upgrade vouchers) as Rudi & Peter42 explained.

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Old Feb 17, 03, 9:50 am
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Thanks Patron, just checking (since while the cert is valid for a year it's quite explicit from the conditions that it's usuable only on those airlines mentioned and not UA. It's gerat if this rider is amended by the new benefit.)
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Old Feb 17, 03, 9:51 am
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Thanks Patron, just checking (since while the cert is valid for a year it's quite explicit from the conditions that it's usuable only on those airlines mentioned and not UA. It's great if this rider is amended by the new benefit.)
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