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Upgrading a United award ticket

Upgrading a United award ticket

  1. gotcha3

    If I were to buy (with miles) a United Business class ticket to Europe, what charges do I incur should I decide to upgrade to First class?

  2. Donna

    Don’t believe you can upgrade an award ticket purchased with miles.

  3. gotcha3

    [QUOTE=”Gia, post: 25718, member: 1566″]Don’t believe you can upgrade an award ticket purchased with miles.[/QUOTE]

  4. gotcha3

    Sorry, maybe I worded the question badly. I assume that I would have to cancel the first ticket, have the miles redeposited into my account, then repurchase the new ticket. I did this awhile back on AA and was guessing that it would be allowed at UA. It did cost me like $200 or something to essentially “upgrade/redeposit/reissue” the PNR which was actually for 2 people.

  5. MarkS

    You would pay point difference and change fee based on your status per ticket.

  6. David W

    You can probably do it online, where you change your flights. You can also call UA Mileage Plus. I booked a ticket for a friend traveling on OZ HKG-ICN-JFK in J. Booked before all the UA changes to their online search and modified routing rules. I called UA MP to change the ICN-JFK leg to F and only paid the difference in miles. I dont have any kind of status with UA but I cant remember if I was charged a change fee.

  7. Anonymous

    You would pay the difference in miles, along with the relevant change fee: [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2016/08/03/united-mileageplus-updates-2016/[/URL]

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