Does this make sense?

Old Sep 15, 22, 6:55 pm
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Does this make sense?

I'm booking a trip for me and a family member. I'm UA 1K they are not any status.
I booked separate tickets for 1K benefit sake for our journey as I'm traveling with them going over to Europe but not back on the same day.

So :

EWR to EDI
$508 x 2 = $1016
Alternative:
30k x 2 = 60,000

Right now we have it booked using miles.

Return
VIE to EWR
33k miles for one way
or
1359 one-way Class M Austrian Air and then use some miles for a *A upgrade?

What I've done which I'm not sure makes sense:
Bought the 1359 one way
That includes having UA book it as an Austrian Airlines flight Class M

However, when I go to the *A upgrade page and put in the details for the upgrade I get the message. Does this mean there are no upgrades? no waitlist? If that's the case I will cancel this flight and book it with miles.

We cannot process your request.

Upgrade not available


Should I cancel that Austrian ticket and just use the miles for Economy?
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Old Sep 15, 22, 8:29 pm
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Originally Posted by IcarusWings View Post
I'm booking a trip for me and a family member. I'm UA 1K they are not any status.
I booked separate tickets for 1K benefit sake for our journey as I'm traveling with them going over to Europe but not back on the same day.

So :
EWR to EDI
$508 x 2 = $1016
Alternative:
30k x 2 = 60,000
Right now we have it booked using miles.

Return
VIE to EWR
33k miles for one way
or
1359 one-way Class M Austrian Air and then use some miles for a *A upgrade?

What I've done which I'm not sure makes sense:
Bought the 1359 one way
That includes having UA book it as an Austrian Airlines flight Class M

However, when I go to the *A upgrade page and put in the details for the upgrade I get the message. Does this mean there are no upgrades? no waitlist? If that's the case I will cancel this flight and book it with miles.

We cannot process your request.

Upgrade not available

Should I cancel that Austrian ticket and just use the miles for Economy?
Ask in the UA forum--->https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unit...leageplus-681/

There is no right or wrong answer.

As always the chance of an upgrade is low. And even less when flying an airline that is *not* the airline of your freq flyer program.
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Old Sep 16, 22, 6:01 am
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I've moved this from the Info Desk to the United forum.
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Old Sep 16, 22, 6:32 am
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Duplicated thread with https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unit...confusion.html
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Old Sep 16, 22, 6:41 am
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