Amount of Miles Needed for Upgrade

 
Old Oct 25, 08, 1:36 pm
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Amount of Miles Needed for Upgrade

I want to book a flight from ORD to OGG. The numerous lower fare options connect in DEN, SFO or LAX. I seem to recall that I can upgrade each way for 15,000 miles even though I will be on two different flights each way. However, I can't seem to find out on UAL.com if this is indeed true.

Can anyone confirm?
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Old Oct 25, 08, 1:41 pm
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15,000 miles each way (including connections).

I believe one stopover is permitted as well (as opposed to a CR1).
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Old Oct 25, 08, 5:09 pm
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Yes, 15,000 miles each way (unless on a Y/B fare, in which case it is half that).

Using miles allows a stop-over, which is nice if you want to stay in a hotel along the way (or similar). CR-1's only allow 4-hour break in the journey.
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Old Oct 25, 08, 8:05 pm
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Originally Posted by mauiUAflyer View Post
Yes, 15,000 miles each way (unless on a Y/B fare, in which case it is half that)....
Actually, on a Y/B fare, it is 8,000 (not 7,500), for this type of award.

Complete UA upgrade award chart:

http://www.united.com/page/article/0,6722,1151,00.html

Upgrade award rules:

www.united.com/page/article/0,6722,1150,00.html

Note that it says:

If fare rule permits stopovers, a maximum of 2 stopovers are allowed per award. Awards are one way.
In other words, for stopovers, you have to look at the fare rules of the ticket you are purchasing
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