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  • Writer's pictureAdam Garrett

United & Star Alliance Mileage Upgrades with Partner Airlines (Including to United)

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Below are a variety of carriers with readily available mileage currencies that have options for Star Alliance Upgrades. Some are regional based and others are distance based. The booking classes, even when booking on the same airline (i.e. United) also vary at times.

Avianca Star Alliance Partner Upgrade Charts & Rules

Singapore Airlines Star Alliance Partner Upgrade Charts & Rules

Turkish Airlines (best option, i.e. 10k domestic East Coast to Hawaii & available to be used even if the one booking isn't flying)

Fare Class Price Differences Can Be Substantial (over double in some cases)

Elusive Partners May Not be Possible: Air Canada, Aer Lingus, Hawaiian

United Airlines Mileage Upgrades

ANA (Distance & Segment Based, i.e. 12k for 0-2000 Miles Economy to Business)

No Upgrades Available (Emirates)


More Tips:

Finding Saver Availability on United to Find Upgrade Availability

Finding Upgrade Availability on United



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