Reward Booking - Can You Upsell to First Before Check in?

Old Oct 22, 17, 1:41 pm
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Reward Booking - Can You Upsell to First Before Check in?

I am making a Reward Flight booking using EK miles with VA from SFO to Cabo before they switch to AS flights in April.

I am booking a Main Cabin Select fare, can I upsell and pay to upgrade to First for the fare difference (currently $100 one way).

Or is this only allowed at check-in for rewards / partner reward bookings?
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Old Oct 23, 17, 11:20 pm
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Originally Posted by navatwal View Post
I am making a Reward Flight booking using EK miles with VA from SFO to Cabo before they switch to AS flights in April.

I am booking a Main Cabin Select fare, can I upsell and pay to upgrade to First for the fare difference (currently $100 one way).

Or is this only allowed at check-in for rewards / partner reward bookings?
No,you cannot pay immediately for the fare difference. Upgrades require you to be an Elevate member and are offered at T-24 for Gold Elevate, T-12 for Silver Elevate and T-6 for Elevate members. Sometimes, you can upgrade via phone or on check in at the airport. If there are no shows you can upgrade at the gate or even on board. Good luck.
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