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Newark to Hong Kong United – Upgrade

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  1. Hktraveler

    Hello Everyone.

    I rewcently bought Newark – HK economy tickets for myself my wife and our what will be at the time of travel 11 month old.

    The flight was booked in K class and got a very good deal on them at about 600 usd each.

    To upgrade it would cost me 600/leg + 30k miles. I have the miles in a cominatipn of UR and united miles. But do you think it’s worth it. Almost couldn’t believe they charge so much for the upgrade.

    Another question. On the UA 777-200 are the bulkhead seats good? Do they all have immovable armrests? As I saw some pictures of ones that the middle armrest would move up which would be helpful travelling with our little one.

    Thanks a lot

  2. Hktraveler

    [QUOTE=”Hktraveler, post: 37059, member: 2270″]Hello Everyone.

    I rewcently bought Newark – HK economy tickets for myself my wife and our what will be at the time of travel 11 month old.

    The flight was booked in K class and got a very good deal on them at about 600 usd each.

    To upgrade it would cost me 600/leg + 30k miles. I have the miles in a cominatipn of UR and united miles. But do you think it’s worth it. Almost couldn’t believe they charge so much for the upgrade.

    Another question. On the UA 777-200 are the bulkhead seats good? Do they all have immovable armrests? As I saw some pictures of ones that the middle armrest would move up which would be helpful travelling with our little one.

    Thanks a lot[/QUOTE]
    Sorry I booked this on United.

  3. MidSouthSkier

    Just to clarify – you’re upgrading to Premium Economy?

  4. Hktraveler

    [QUOTE=”MidSouth Skier, post: 37071, member: 184″]Just to clarify – you’re upgrading to Premium Economy?[/QUOTE]
    Econ to business.

  5. MidSouthSkier

    All the seats in UA business class have immovable arm rests. There’s room between the two seats for a couple of glasses to sit so you have have a beverage but don’t have to have the tray table out. Some of the 777-200s have 4 seats across the middle section so I don’t think you want that – you’d be better off on the side where it’s just the two of you with the child. There might be *marginally* more room in the bulkhead but just a very few inches.

    And don’t forget you have to pay the child’s upgrade fare too:
    [I]Infants traveling on an adult’s lap on front cabin awards or upgrades must pay 10% of the front cabin fare in applicable markets.[/I]
    Found that wording here: [URL]https://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/specialneeds/infants/default.aspx[/URL]

    Depending on how much that is you might be better off buying the child a seat in advance.

  6. Hktraveler

    [QUOTE=”MidSouth Skier, post: 37084, member: 184″]All the seats in UA business class have immovable arm rests. There’s room between the two seats for a couple of glasses to sit so you have have a beverage but don’t have to have the tray table out. Some of the 777-200s have 4 seats across the middle section so I don’t think you want that – you’d be better off on the side where it’s just the two of you with the child. There might be *marginally* more room in the bulkhead but just a very few inches.

    And don’t forget you have to pay the child’s upgrade fare too:
    [I]Infants traveling on an adult’s lap on front cabin awards or upgrades must pay 10% of the front cabin fare in applicable markets.[/I]
    Found that wording here: [URL]https://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/specialneeds/infants/default.aspx[/URL]

    Depending on how much that is you might be better off buying the child a seat in advance.[/QUOTE]
    Thanks a lot for that. Especially the 10% piece. More and
    More it looks like we will be in economy. That is going to be a long tough trip.

    The 777-200 I was referring to the bulkhead in economy not business with the movable armrests. Does anyone know if the middle seat armrest is immovable on both sides

  7. rickyw

    I can’t say from experience, but typically all bulkhead seats have immovable armrests. Seems to be the trade-off for extra legroom….

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