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Using my Amex points to upgarde a flight

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Using my Amex points to upgarde a flight


hope someone can help - I would like to surprise my fiancee by upgrading our honeymoon outbound flight to First Class on Emirates flight from Gatwick to Dubai. I booked a package holiday through Kuoni and wondered if anyone knew If I would be able to use my points on my AMEX to upgrade the two outbound tickets to Dubai - we are travelling on ot Maldives but want the main leg of the outbound to be in First Class.

any help or tips greatly appreciated.

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1. Re: Using my Amex points to upgarde a flight

What class are you currently booked in?

The Emirates website - Spending Miles - gives information on upgrading from Economy to Business and from Business to First.

The issue may well be availability so I would suggest you first find out if your ticket can be upgraded, whether there is any availability and how many miles required etc before you transfer the points from Amex

The site does state "*Some ticket types can only be upgraded within 24 hours before departure at check-in only. Upgrades are subject to availability."

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2. Re: Using my Amex points to upgarde a flight

OK, I'm sticking my neck out a bit here, but I think, as well as the above points, you need to go back to Kuoni first and check what sort of ticket they bought in the first place. Some package trips include flights booked in travel trade only fare buckets which cannot be upgraded. Also, while I'm not very familiar with Emirates, most airlines, you can only 'jump' one class, so you could only upgrade to first if you were already in business, not economy.

If you can upgrade, and all the above is wrong, you will still need to get your EK PRN from Kuoni to do anything. Also, the AMEX Ts&Cs will have some info to indicate what sort of tickets can be upgraded.


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3. Re: Using my Amex points to upgarde a flight

You can only upgrade one class on Emirates, i.e. economy to business or business to first.

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