Giveaway: 18 United Global + Regional Upgrades.

Have a flight before January 31st, 2016? Thanks to the generosity of one our of readers, we have a few United upgrades to give away:

  • Four (4) Global Premier Upgrades
  • Three (3) Regional Upgrades

Update 1/23/2016 @ 5:30AM Eastern – thanks to the generosity of 3 more of our readers, we have 12 Global Premier Upgrades and 6 Regional Upgrades to give away.

Please read the terms & conditions before entering.

United Airlines' Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner - Photo: InSapphoWeTrust, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

United Airlines’ Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner – Photo: InSapphoWeTrust, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Terms of the upgrades:

  • Valid for travel until January 31st, 2016
  • If it is an international route to Asia, Europe or deep South America, the booking class needs to be W or above for the Global Premier Upgrades. This means if you have a ticket with fare code Z, P, S, T, L, K, G and N — the Global Premier Upgrades would not work.

If you meet the conditions above, leave a comment with your routing.

  • Leave a comment on the bottom of this post with your United routing, booking class and travel date (please DO NOT email us, leave a Facebook comment or Tweet us that you would like to enter – those are not valid entries) by Sunday, January 24th, 2016 at 11:59PM Eastern.
    • Your must provide your FULL routing in the format of airport codes (e.g., EWR – LAX – PVG), your booking class and travel date. If you have an award ticket — it cannot be upgraded.
  • One entry per person — if you have never left a comment before, it will go into moderation, so no need to leave multiple entries. We will approve them over the course of the giveaway.
  • Make sure you leave a valid email so we can get in touch with you should you win.
  • You DON’T need to leave your full name on the NAME field in the comments.
  • We will select seven (7) winners by Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 2:50PM Eastern. Each winner will receive ONE upgrade. We will select winners based on:
    • Flight duration
    • Product (lie-flat will win over a domestic First Class for example)

The Flight Deal is not responsible for the upgrades being processed and being selected in this giveaway is not a guarantee.  There is a possibility that United will not immediately clear the upgrade and wait-list you instead.  Last thing – if you win, you will need to share your last name and booking confirmation with our generous reader so that they can upgrade you. Thanks again to the generosity of our reader for the upgrades!


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Comments (78)

  • Dimitri 6 years ago Reply

    Boi–den-mco-den-boi thank you

  • JW 6 years ago Reply

    Sun 1/31/2016
    PHX – DEN – GRR. United Economy (V) on both flights

    Thank you for the consideration!

  • Mahesh 6 years ago Reply

    N class

  • AE 6 years ago Reply

    LGA-ORD, G (two travelers); ORD-LGA, G (two travelers)

  • Jacob Kandel 6 years ago Reply

    Booking Class: G

    Jacob Kandel 6 years ago Reply

    Nope, my bad it’s after the 31st!

  • Terrell McClintock 6 years ago Reply

    Q class
    30th Jan

  • Tonei 6 years ago Reply

    Red eye SFO-ORD-DCA (K class), departing 1/24 arriving 1/25

  • D Shen 6 years ago Reply

    DXB – ZRH – IAD (two travelers)

    Booking Class: 1 is K, the other is L

    Flight Duration: 16 hr 55 min + 5 hr 10 min layover

    Product: Lie-flat

    This is for my parents who are scheduled to travel home at the height of the winter storm. It would make such a huge difference if they could be bumped up. They would depart from DXB in a little more than 6 hours. Super, super appreciate the consideration!

    D Shen 6 years ago Reply

    My mistake– their flight from DXB departs at 2:15am, which would be 5:15pm EST.

  • Carlos Aguayo 6 years ago Reply


  • Sarah G 6 years ago Reply

    ORD – LGA Class K 1/27
    LGA – ORD Class L 1/28

  • Monica 6 years ago Reply

    CMB – DXB – FRA – IAD – CAE

    class U

  • kaori 6 years ago Reply

    SFO-EWR Class G 1/29
    EWR-SFO Class G 1/30
    Thank you!

  • Denise M. 6 years ago Reply

    [ ADL- SYD – SFO – BOS ] Economy 🙂 Cheers!

  • Jessie R. 6 years ago Reply

    LGA-DFW 1/28 N class
    DFW-LGA 1/31 N class

  • Jessie R. 6 years ago Reply

    LGA-ORD 1/28
    ORD-DFW 1/28

    DFW-ORD 1/31
    ORD-LGA 1/31

    Correction from earlier post

  • CP 6 years ago Reply

    TFD should require entrants to check for R space, and give preference to those who won’t waste these. i can guarantee there isn’t any on p.s.

    please keep in mind for next year. many thanks to those who donated.

  • Lei 6 years ago Reply

    EWR-SFO (one way nonstop) in United Economy (G class) on 1/28

    Would love an upgrade to p.s. transcon business class!

  • Greg A. 6 years ago Reply

    Friday 7/1/2016
    PIT-IAH-GIG. United Economy (L) on both flights for 2 passengers. My previous post, I used the airport code for Washington and not Houston by mistake.

    Thank you!

  • Brian 6 years ago Reply

    Fare Class: United Economy (N)
    Fri., Jan. 29, 2016

  • Hue 6 years ago Reply

    Fare Class: United Economy (N)
    Fri., Jan. 29, 2016

  • Shelley 6 years ago Reply

    I don’t fly until the 1st! But thanks for arranging this and thanks to who volunteered the upgrades! 🙂

  • Matthew Paul 6 years ago Reply

    UA841 ORD to SFO on January 28th

  • Olivia 6 years ago Reply

    UA1859 1/27 ORD to SFO (L class)

  • JB 6 years ago Reply


    My details are listed below. Thank you for your generosity!

    BWI-ORD-YYC – February 10, 2016

    YYC-YYZ-BWI – February 16, 2016

    Class: Economy (G)

  • Phil 6 years ago Reply


    Fare class L

    January 28th 2016

  • Joseph A. 6 years ago Reply



    Fare class: L

    Jan 29, 2016

    My thanks,

  • Kauveh 6 years ago Reply


    LAX – IAH – SAT

    Fare class: (K)

    January 15th

  • Howie 6 years ago Reply

    EWR – PVR


  • LaDonna 6 years ago Reply

    United routing EWR>IAH>TYR
    Booking class : Class G
    Travel date: 1/28

  • Madeline W. 6 years ago Reply

    Booking Class: N
    Travel Date: 2/12/16-2/15/16

  • Tio 6 years ago Reply

    IAH – POS
    Fare Class P (Caribbean)
    January 25th

  • Melissa 6 years ago Reply

    SNA – ORD – DCA

    Booking/Fare Class: K

    January 31, 2016

  • Eric 6 years ago Reply

    SFO – TPE
    W class…
    No dates yet as I’m flexible, and I usually fly this route 3 times a yr.

  • Bradley 6 years ago Reply

    DTW – ORD – FLL

    Booking/Fare G

    JANUARY 30

    Last flight as a Platinum….back to Joe Everyman come Feb 1 – Thanks for considering!

  • Mitch 6 years ago Reply

    ORD – SAN – Class G
    January 23, 2016

  • Gemma Busoni 6 years ago Reply

    PHL – IAH – LAX (UA 1765 – UA 1813)
    January 25, 2016
    Class “Y”
    2 Passengers

  • Rosa Ko 6 years ago Reply

    SFO – ORD // Sunday, January 24th, 2016 // United Economy (L class)

  • Shakeera Bennings 6 years ago Reply

    H Class first two legs and G Class second two legs
    2/3/16,2/4/16 – 2/12/16

  • Laurina 6 years ago Reply

    DFW – ORD
    Class K


    ORD – LAX
    Class L

    Thanks for doing this!

  • Karina 6 years ago Reply

    January 24
    Class “k”

  • Lili 6 years ago Reply

    Travel date: 01/31/2016
    HNL – IAH (lie flat red eye flight) – AUS
    Fare class: L

    Thank you!

  • Adam 6 years ago Reply

    PVG – ORD – IAD
    United Economy (Q)
    Sat., Jan. 30, 2016


  • Alyssa 6 years ago Reply

    Thurs Jan 28, 2016
    Fare Class: G


    Sun Jan. 31, 2016
    Fare Class: G

    Thank you!

  • Melissa 6 years ago Reply

    BKK – HND – YVR
    January 26 and 27 overnight flight
    2 passengers
    Thank you for this opportunity!

  • Evan 6 years ago Reply

    January 29
    2 Passengers
    Class N

    Thanks to the generous readers and TPG!

    The Flight Deal 6 years ago Reply

    @Evan – TPG?

    Evan 6 years ago

    The Person Giving

  • Tom Pallini 6 years ago Reply


    Sat Jan 30th

    Fare Class N

    Thank You

  • Son 6 years ago Reply

    Tuesday 01/26
    Fare Class N

  • Tierney 6 years ago Reply

    1 passenger
    Fare class Y due to schedule change (non-Premier member so not eligible for automatic upgrade)
    Monday 01/25 4:55pm local HNL time (9:55pm ET) departure
    8 hours in business class with an RPU!

  • Michael 6 years ago Reply

    MCO>SFO>MMH. L Class. Jan28, 2016.

    Just checked and both are available for Reg. Upgrades. Would love it since MCO>SFO is one of longest regional upgrade flights possible. Thanks!

  • SMA 6 years ago Reply

    AMS-IAD-LAX on Feb 15 in W

  • Yizhen 6 years ago Reply

    ORD–> SFO
    Jan 26 Class L

  • Krystyna 6 years ago Reply

    SFO-DCA, will purchase ticket in correct class to apply upgrade if I win!

  • Alan Aquino 6 years ago Reply


    Completed half of the run already, as I’m currently in Japan until April 23rd when I catch the return leg.

    Booking Class W

    As this is operated by an ANA 773, I’d love the chance to try their longhaul business class product.

  • Parker 6 years ago Reply

    GVA-EWR 1/25 K

  • Andrew Lowy 6 years ago Reply

    EWR – SEA – EWR January 29th – 31st. Class G.

    Thank you for arranging this opportunity and I hope I get lucky!

  • Christine LeBannister 6 years ago Reply

    Jan 29th/16
    Economy (S)

  • Carolyn 6 years ago Reply

    SFO-EWR Jan 27 fare class G
    EWR-SFO Jan 30 fare class G

  • Eyal 6 years ago Reply

    DCA-ORD-LIT 1/26 economy K

  • Dan 6 years ago Reply

    Sfo-fra-dxb 1/26 economy k. Any upgrade, thanks a ton!!

  • Clay 6 years ago Reply

    IAD – FRA – KWI on January 25
    KWI – FRA – IAD on January 29
    Y Class

  • Rishi 6 years ago Reply

    ORD – CUN Class N 1/26 (2 passengers)


  • Salvador Ochoa 6 years ago Reply

    Routing- LAX-ORD-MBS
    Booking Class – V
    Travel Date- JAN. 27, 2016

  • Brian Safran 6 years ago Reply


    2 pax, out Feb 19, ret Feb 21

    booking class L and Q

  • Jason 6 years ago Reply

    E class

    Thank you!

  • Mahnan 6 years ago Reply

    PHX (class N) – IAH (class N) – BZE (class N) – IAH (class N) – PHX class (N)

    Jan 30th, 2016

    Thank you!

  • Scott 6 years ago Reply

    TPA- DEN

    L class



  • SN 6 years ago Reply

    ORD – DCA – ORD
    Depart 2/5 return 2/8
    booking class W
    2 passsengers

  • Sonja 6 years ago Reply

    PHX – IAH – BZE – IAH – PHX

    Class K & N

    Jan 30th, 2016

    Thank you!

  • Lena 6 years ago Reply

    January 29th – LAX – IAH – BHM – U Class

  • Atul P. 6 years ago Reply

    Hello team,
    I would like to offer 1 more regional upgrade for use by 31st Jan 2016. I will leave it to TheFlightDeal to pick the lucky recipient. You guys are doing a great job!

  • Erik 6 years ago Reply

    Just wondering if there are any recent offerings for this? We are flying:

    This Wednesday 5/18 – SFO > FRA > BCN (X Class)
    Return 5/28 – BCN > IAD > SFO (XN Class)

    The Flight Deal 6 years ago Reply

    @Erik – unfortunately, there hasn’t been a giveaway in a while. However, do know that your ticket isn’t upgradeable.

  • Angela McFadden 6 years ago Reply

    Depart 09/12/16 SGF-ORD-CDG Class K
    My sister and I are both flying this same route togehter!!
    Yay! Thanks for the consideration!!

  • Angela McFadden 6 years ago Reply

    Oh I just saw this post is very old, sorry!

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