Effective December 5, Alaska Airlines will start taking fare class into account when determining upgrade priority.
- Elite status
- Fare class [more expensive fare classes have higher priority]
- Time of request
In addition, coach award tickets will become upgradable. Full, refundable coach awards (these book into ‘Z’ inventory) will be eligible for instant upgrade to first class for elite members.
As always, instant upgrades require there to be upgrade inventory (U space) available.
Meanwhile, saver and medium level coach awards will become upgradable December 5th as well.
(HT: Joe R.)