I still have a few spare Global Premier Upgrades from United Airlines, so it’s time to give some away again! There is a tight window before the end of the month, when they must be used. If you have travel on a United-operated flight departing on or before January 31, you can enter to win one of two systemwide upgrades.
The selection process will be random. I’m most interested in giving these upgrades to a good home, so read the “self-exclusion” details below. I hope that most who enter will be scheduled to fly on an eligible international or transcontinental flight. Most international routes must be booked as a W fare or higher, but any domestic flight is eligible. See United’s website for more information.
Follow @HackMyTrip and send a tweet with the flight you want upgraded using the hashtag #turnleft and a brief description of your itinerary. For example: “@HackMyTrip I want to #turnleft on United SFO-LHR on 1/25″ or “@HackMyTrip I want to #turnleft on UA SEA-IAH-PHL on 1/28″. You can enter once for every upgrade-eligible flight, but if you win I’ll let you decide how you want to use it.
I will draw two winners using Random.org on Monday, January 21, at 12 PM Pacific Time. Once you give me your itinerary information, I’ll try to apply the upgrade as soon as possible. I make no guarantee that you will clear the upgrade queue.
Hopefully you’ll agree that most people can tolerate a short flight in economy class. I usually define this as under 2,000 miles. But everyone knows his or her own needs best, and I’m not going to tell you that you don’t need or deserve an upgrade. Besides, I don’t have time to run a second drawing. I just ask that if you can’t make good use of it, maybe you shouldn’t enter. Find a friend who needs it more, and enter on his or her behalf!
If you have a mileage run planned with a quick turnaround under 4 hours, the upgrade should cover the entire return trip, too. So I won’t hold that against you.