- Aug 15, 2006
NM said:All upgrades you request (confirmed domestic, ODU domestic and waitlisted international) are all upgrade awards and all cost you FF points (or upgrade credits if you have any left over). ODUs are not free upgrades.
OK, that's where I was getting confused.
I've heard so many stories from friends and colleagues (who aren't even frequent flyers) about getting free upgrades at the airport, that I assumed it was common-place on some flights.
When I read threads like "I got upgraded!" etc..., I've just assumed these were free upgrades (due to an airline need, as you said).
Thanks for clearing it up. I'm saving up every point I can get for a holiday next year...so no upgrades for me.