Cost of updating an international flight to business class
If it backfires, you’ll have to kill a murderous amount of time in Starbucks, but it worked for Product Manager David Low: “My wife and I were flying to the Dominican Republic.
And, United also allows travelers with full-fare economy tickets (fare classes Y, YUA, BUA, and similar) to purchase domestic upgrades at the airport.
I excused myself to Google stories about what constitutes a good deal when upgrading.
The price he was quoting me was hundreds of dollars less.“Okay fine I’ll take it.”One credit-card swipe later (so easy!
These upgrades are not available to all passengers, however. United’s Easy Check-in kiosks offer upgrades to business or first class (from economy and business class, respectively) on a somewhat random basis.
Northwest’s E-First upgrades are available to passengers flying on fare class Y, B, M, H, and Q on flights within the U. (including Alaska), and to Canada, the Caribbean, and Mexico. According to the United representative we spoke with, the kiosks offer upgrades to every third eligible passenger at varying prices.
All the items on those Internet “self-care” guides—showering, going outside—had fallen right off my increasingly lengthy to-do list.