OK, gang, my wife and I have six Guest Gold Upgrades getting ready to expire on 31 Dec. These upgrade instruments for Alaska Air are easier to use than the upgrades on United. However, you still have to know what you are doing.
If you already have a reservation on AS, go to your “Trips” tab to see your reservations. At the top, you will see a link to hit to apply a Gold Guest Upgrade.
It will tell you if you can instantly apply the upgrade. If not, you can try to apply it a day before your flight by calling reservations, hoping that they released “U” space. However, I would not say the odds are good as they have likely given the upgrades away to elites by then. But you could try…
If you want to look for a fare that can instantly apply the upgrade, you need to click the radio button for “Gold Guest Upgrade” in the left column of the results page. In the example below, note after each leg of a flight there is a box with “F” in it. If it is colored in, that flight can be upgraded, if not, no upgrade available. Note that one upgrade certificate can upgrade a whole flight. In the example below, the last flight could get both legs upgraded, but all the others would only have one leg upgraded.
We have six upgrades to give away. Same rules as last week – make a comment below and I will randomly pick the winners. I’ll give people today and tomorrow to comment. Good Luck!