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!


Posted by glenn | 47 Comments

47 responses to “Win an Upgrade on Alaska Airlines”

  1. Mark says:

    Awesome ‘

  2. Don says:

    Though the hard product certainly needs an update up front, the soft product is often quite nice on Alaska. I certainly have a use for one of these upgrades!

  3. Guy says:

    THis is me entering a comment for the giveaway

  4. Stephanie says:

    This would make my holiday travel back home much more pleasant.

  5. sil says:

    Please I am interested in an upgrade for travel

  6. Kevin says:

    Thank you for the kind gesture!

  7. Eric says:

    Fingers Crossed!

  8. Mickey says:

    I have family of 4 planning to go Hawaii next year.
    But plan to purchase ticket by Dec with Alaska.
    any number upgrade would be Great!

  9. Danielle says:

    Pick me!

  10. David says:

    Cool. Thanks!

  11. Thora Breden says:

    Such a nice gesture.

  12. Al says:

    Would be great to experience first class with the family on trip to LA! thanks for the contest.

  13. Ty Vil says:

    YESSS Could definitely use

  14. Ekko says:

    It Sounds a good chance. I’d plan to take Alaska to YVR. Let’s see.

  15. Benjamin says:

    Thanks. Crossing my fingers I win a couple!

  16. Sean says:

    Good luck everyone! This would be awesome to upgrade one of my upcoming flights on AS!

  17. Fred N says:

    Worth the try.

  18. Sean L. says:

    Thanks for your great blogging! I’ll be flying Alaska a couple of times before the end of the year. Would love an upgrade!

  19. David says:

    Try again to add comment.
    Previous one somehow does not show up.

  20. Joshua Hall says:

    I could really use this for my flight home for Christmas!!

  21. Tyler says:

    This would be so nice to Hawaii!

  22. Dennis palmieri says:

    I’d love one. Thank you for offering! Love AS!!

  23. david says:

    My wife and I are heading to Las Vegas this Friday to celebrate her PhD dissertation defense. This would be a great surprise! Thank you!

  24. Crp says:

    Family of 4…BOS to SAN for December Holidays……with your generosity, our
    vacation may just take off (pun intended) in comfort and style! Thanks for the very nice gesture!

  25. Jing says:

    Thank you for doing this!

  26. Mike says:

    Oh this would be a nice addition to a Christmas present for somebody travelling that next week.

  27. Bobby Kenis says:

    I’m flying AS to visit family for Christmas, and the flight there is upgradable. Could very much use this. Thanks.

  28. Cliff says:

    Thanks for the offer. Looking forward to trying this!

  29. Jeremy says:

    Wife and I are flying EWR to PDX in December. Would love to fly first class for the first time!

  30. Ea says:

    Would love it. Thanks

  31. Augie says:

    Hoping to fly 1st class for turkey day!

  32. Ryan says:

    Thanks! I could really use this!

  33. Bear says:

    Thanks for sharing your wisdom and your upgrade certIficates! Very appreciated!

  34. DiamondFlyer says:

    Thoughtful of you to share the travel wealth. Thanks!

  35. Matthew says:

    Nice of you! Flying with a companion on an Alaska flight for the first time this December.

  36. Nate says:

    Awesome! Never had the opportunity to try first class, hope I win!

  37. ND says:

    Very cool! Thanks for doing this contest – fingers crossed .

  38. Nate says:

    This would be awesome! Have an Alaska flight coming up

  39. Daniel says:

    Thanks for doing this!

  40. Isaac says:

    Have an upcoming trip to Hawaii on Alaska, this would make it much more enjoyable! So nice that you’re doing this!

  41. howard says:

    Yes please, looking to fly the new EWR-SAN route. an upgrade would make it that much sweeter for my b day

  42. Elizabeth Haglund/Margaret Kraft says:

    My elderly mother is visiting me over the holidays and would love to when one for her. I know that she should apply herself, but she is not good with social media/Internet. She is flying out of Seattle and would love for her to have the first class experience. She would be in heaven.

  43. Robert says:

    Will have a trip to SEA next month. Booking using your generous update voucher could come in handy! Thank YOU!!!

  44. Candace says:

    I’d love to grab two certIficates. How many are you giving to each name you draw? Thanks for doing this!

  45. Kathy M says:

    Would really be nice, thanks!

  46. Paul says:

    Going to Hawaii, would be awesome to sit up front

  47. Alex says:

    Would be nice for my next trip

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