I fly to #Ireland on Wednesday with #United. The last time I flew to Europe I upgraded for 16,000 Miles and $440 to business class. This was the best travel money I ever spent (well, the way over it was the best, the way back it really was just fine).
Last time United offered a discount on both the number of miles and the co-pay. Now the cost is 20,000 miles and $550. The miles mean nothing to me since I have a ton of United miles, but the $550 is a bit much. This is the one way cost, not the round trip.
I am debating on upgrading to BusinessFirst on my flight over to Europe (I won’t upgrade on the way back though). Last time I upgraded because I had only 48 hours in London and wanted to hit the ground running – after getting good sleep on the flight. This time my flight leaves in the mid afternoon, so sleeping really isn’t a real option.
I just spoke to MS, who left yesterday for Ireland (yeah, don’t get me started on the early departure….) – he said the jet lag is really getting to him, mostly because of the grey, cool, rainy weather (well and the time change of course). This makes me think I should try for the upgrade.
What do you think? Should I upgrade to BusinessFirst or hang out in my exit row seat for the 8 hours to Europe on Wednesday?
|Should I pay $550 more plus 20,000 miles to sit here….|