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Can you claim request an award upgrade with one airline if points are credited to another?

Can you claim request an award upgrade with one airline if points are credited to another?

  1. Anonymous

    Hello!

    I used to travel quite a bit for work and pleasure but recently switched jobs so it’s mainly for pleasure now.

    I have Silver Star Alliance status with Aegean and I’ll be flying international with United in a week or so. I have sufficient miles with Aegean for a seat upgrade but was wondering if I needed to be crediting the flight to Aegean to do so.

    From my understanding, since I’m traveling economy and won’t be getting 100% of miles if flying United and crediting to Aegean, it would be better to credit those miles to United. If I did, would I be giving up my opportunity to request for an award upgrade with my Aegean miles?

    Thank you!

  2. MidSouthSkier

    Tariq, you can only use UA miles to upgrade a seat on UA metal and even then only a few fare classes (usually Y & B) can be upgraded. To use those Aegean miles for an upgrade, you’d need to buy the ticket through Aegean and be flying on Aegean metal. Sorry.

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