My Best Upgrade Ever

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I finally convinced my Dad to take a weekend trip to Napa with me and to let me handle booking tickets. It turned out that United had the best flights for his schedule and I still had a few Global Premier Upgrades left. Nothing brings me more joy than being able to do special things my parents, and I so rarely have the chance.

Fortunately one of his flights could immediately be confirmed into First Class, the other was waitlisted. But I was still excited to tell him that not only had I booked tickets, but that at least in one direction he wouldn’t have to pay for his bags and he’d be sitting up front (with United domestic first you can’t really promise more than that). He seemed pretty happy.

Then a few days later he asked “Now tell me again how you were able to get me a seat in First Class?”

I explained I still had some upgrade certificates left, and since I knew he wouldn’t want to take them away from me, mentioned that I wasn’t planning on flying United much this year.

Dad: “And you still have some left after upgrading me?”

Me: “A couple.”

Dad: “Should I book another trip on United then so I can fly in First?”


I can’t remember the last time I that happy and that proud about something travel related!


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