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Buy an International Upgrade

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Upgrade to business class on an
international flight using frequent flyer miles. Almost every airline lets
those flyers use the lounge. To get an idea of the cost, Continental will charge you 20,000 miles for a one-way upgrade plus a co-pay of $300–$550
(no co-pay required for full-fare economy upgrades) on flights between North
America and Europe.

Good Strategy For: Non-elite frequent flyers with lots of excess miles.

VIP Airport Lounges: How to Get In

Buy an International Upgrade

Upgrade to business class on an
international flight using frequent flyer miles. Almost every airline lets
those flyers use the lounge. To get an idea of the cost, Continental will charge you 20,000 miles for a one-way upgrade plus a co-pay of $300–$550
(no co-pay required for full-fare economy upgrades) on flights between North
America and Europe.

Good Strategy For: Non-elite frequent flyers with lots of excess miles.

Moodboard / Alamy

VIP Airport Lounges: How to Get In

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