ROP Gold upgrade certificate

Old Nov 13, 03, 7:43 am
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ROP Gold upgrade certificate

I'll soon reach Gold with TG and look forward to the Gold upgrade certificate. It says in the handbook that it's good for a return trip.

Now I have a couple of questions:
1- can it be used for 2 one ways instead of a return trip?
2- is it transferable?
3- can it be used on codeshares? (not very hopeful on that one...)
4- when is the upgrade confirmed?

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Old Nov 13, 03, 7:42 pm
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I've cashed a few of these in. If I remember right I had to do this through my agent.

It's valid for a roundtrip only.
It's not transferable.
Works only on TG metal.
I'm certain that mine have always been confirmed when booked.

If you loose that certificate, it's gone & won't be replaced!
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Old Nov 17, 03, 3:29 am
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The upgrade is confirmed at the time of booking. The certificate is transferable only to immediate family members only. I gave it to my mom once and all I have to do is pay a nominal transfer fee.
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Old Dec 5, 03, 8:37 pm
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Thai no longer sends an actual "upgrade certificate", at least in the U.S. To arrange an upgrade, you have to call Thai Air directly. You cannot upgrade with a travel agent.

FYI: I flew to BKK from LAX in October. I purchased the ticket through Thai's own website and was issued an e-ticket. Thai would not upgrade this since it was an e-ticket. (I never was given a satisfactory answer as to why not).

I booked a flight for January using paper tickets. To upgrade I had to send the paper tickets to Thai and they sent the business class tickets back to me.
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Old Dec 10, 03, 1:59 pm
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Thanks and welcome to FT!

The more I read this board, the more I get the feeling the TG office in LAX is weird: upgrading and e-ticket booked on their own website should be the easiest thing in the world to do!
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Old Dec 10, 03, 11:25 pm
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Interesting...

I am upgrading my TG segment of a RTW (C to F) with TG miles. They won't confirm anything untul three weeks before departure.

I really don't want to send them my entire ticket given the time constraints.
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Old Feb 8, 04, 4:39 pm
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Any booking class restrictions ?
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Old Feb 11, 04, 6:18 am
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Gold upgrade can be booked anytime, not within 21 days as this one is for Mileage Upgrade
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Old Feb 16, 04, 2:42 am
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Does anybody know if you are entitled to an complimentary upgrade when you have had more than 50.000 qualifying miles in a year where you did not need them to keep your Gold Status in Thai ROP ? Or do you get it only when your Gold Status is renewed?

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Old Feb 16, 04, 10:20 am
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Do these upgrade work on award tickets ?
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Old Feb 17, 04, 10:46 am
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Nope. The upgrade cert can be used only on paid ticket.
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Old Feb 28, 04, 6:19 am
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How does the certificate work if all the flights in the booking are not Thai flights?

In my case, I would depart from HEL to CPH and then onwards to BKK. The HEL-CPH leg would be SK operated flight with SK number, and CPH-BKK with TG. Is it possible to use the certificate for upgrading this kind of bookings?

Greetings,
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Old Mar 2, 04, 9:43 am
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The upgrade is only valid on Thai operated flights so you can use it for CPH-BKK V.V.i
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Old Apr 3, 04, 6:44 am
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Mylene (and others) - does that mean that if I book a flight AKL-AMS (via BKK) that the entire trip (both going and returning) would be in BUS? Or would it only be one of the two legs (i.e. AKL-BKK or BKK-AMS) ?
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Old Apr 5, 04, 6:57 am
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yearly upgrade ?

I read somewhere (but I can’t trace it anymore) that you are also entitled to an upgrade if you accumulate 50.000 qualifying miles in ROP during the previous year even if your Gold Status isn’t to be renewed. Is anybody aware of that? In the previous system I only used the upgrade certificate that came with the new card and luggage labels.
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