Companion wants to get on my flight

Old May 5, 22, 9:40 am
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Companion wants to get on my flight

My colleague who has no status what’s to fly with me Lax-Hnl (773)
I am already booked and have a seat in Prem Eco

What’s the best plan ?
cancel my tix and use the credit to book another reservation with both of us ?

trying to 1) get him in prem next to me 2) get upgraded to first together
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Old May 5, 22, 9:54 am
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If you want them to have the same upgrade status as you, you'll need to cancel and rebook on 1 reservation.
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Old May 5, 22, 10:03 am
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I would book a new reservation before cancelling current reservation.
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Old May 5, 22, 10:06 am
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Originally Posted by CAPT Tee View Post
I would book a new reservation before cancelling current reservation.
As in having two separate reservations for the same flight?
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Old May 5, 22, 10:13 am
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Originally Posted by Repooc17 View Post
As in having two separate reservations for the same flight?
Yes - but if you cancel the original reservation shortly after you book the new one it won’t be an issue. The benefit to doing it this way is that you can ensure you get the seats and pricing you want - before giving up what you already have….
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Old May 5, 22, 12:59 pm
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If this is a business trip, then you have to consider expense report with 2 tickets.

If the airfare has not gone up, then booking tickets on same reservation would be best. If upgrade does not happen when checking in, then you have to consider splitting reservation to have better chance of upgrading yourself. Your colleague will preserve Prem Econ seating even if you're upgraded.
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Old May 5, 22, 1:12 pm
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Originally Posted by cbrown5294 View Post
My colleague who has no status what’s to fly with me Lax-Hnl (773)
I am already booked and have a seat in Prem Eco

What’s the best plan ?
cancel my tix and use the credit to book another reservation with both of us ?

trying to 1) get him in prem next to me 2) get upgraded to first together
Just covering the bases here: Are you actually in Premium Economy? or E+?
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Old May 5, 22, 1:20 pm
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Originally Posted by jhayes_1780 View Post
Just covering the bases here: Are you actually in Premium Economy? or E+?
On that route it’s considered E+ . Seats are prem eco
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Old May 5, 22, 1:27 pm
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You can call to get a companion into E+ even if not on same PNR. Just call in.

wont work for upgrade status until airport though.

problem with canceling first is you can’t use trip credit on repurchase.
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Old May 5, 22, 1:32 pm
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Originally Posted by drewguy View Post
You can call to get a companion into E+ even if not on same PNR. Just call in.

wont work for upgrade status until airport though.

problem with canceling first is you can’t use trip credit on repurchase.
The 1K pax has to sit in E+ cabin, too. So, this idea may be shot down because OP is in Premium+ Cabin.
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Old May 5, 22, 6:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Kmxu View Post
The 1K pax has to sit in E+ cabin, too. So, this idea may be shot down because OP is in Premium+ Cabin.
no. Not if the cabin is sold as E+
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