Use of KrisFlyer miles to upgrade on United Airlines?

Discussion in 'General Airline Loyalty Program Discussion' started by jse, Nov 3, 2004.

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  1. jse

    jse Newbie

    Nov 3, 2004
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    I have received conflicting advice regarding using KrisFlyer mile to upgrade on a United Airline flight.

    Over the phone I was told that you absolutely cannot use miles earned on one Star Alliance carrier to upgrade a fare on another carrier.... AND

    Over the counter I was told that you can use KrisFlyer miles to upgrade a United fare as long as you book your United flight through Singapore Air.

    Has anyone out there had any experience with this issue?
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    Thanks

    James

    My apologies if this topic has been previously discussed.
     
  2. clifford

    clifford Established Member

    Jul 6, 2004
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    Can't be done, I'm afraid.

    Neither can you use Mileage Plus miles to upgrade on SQ.
     
  3. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

    Sep 24, 2004
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    Only SQ miles or DL miles can be used to upgrade on SQ. Next year there will be the introduction of allowing any *A miles to upgrade on any *A carrier (will be phased launch though only some carriers initially).
     
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