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Instantly Find Out Which Flights Are Upgradable When Booking

Sometimes when we are booking flights, we don’t just want to know what the cheapest flight is.  We also want to know what flights might be upgradable with miles or a RDU/other certificate.

This isn’t immediately apparent, so you’ll need to research the fare class and other factors.

Luckily, there’s a Chrome plugin that will do all the thinking for you.  

30k will show you which flights are upgradeable, and will also show you how many miles are required to book the upgrade (if applicable).

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This feature in the plugin is part of an overall package that informs you how many miles (redeemable and elite) you can get for each flight you book.

I personally find this upgrade feature very useful.  I’ve had to do a lot of research while booking, making sure I was looking at ones that were also upgradable.

The catch is that this plugin costs $20 per year.  The first 30 days are free, but after that, you must subscribe.

This may not be a plugin that is valuable to everyone–but this can save a lot of time for those who prefer upgradable flights.  (A lot of mileage runners and frequent flyers prefer this).

If you are an infrequent traveler, I don’t think this would be worth it.  But for someone constantly booking flights and interested in upgrades, this could save a lot of time.

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the opportunity cost of doing all of this flight research.  I think this software is worth $20 a year if I can use that to alleviate my research time.

I think it’s at least worth the 30 day trial (again, if you are a frequent traveler), but YMMV.

If you sign up through my link, I may get credit for your sign up.  But please don’t feel obligated!

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14 comments

  1. Question is whether or not it confirms upgrade availability for each specific flight as well…

    • Hi J – thanks for posting your comment. I’m one of the people behind the plugin, great being in touch 🙂 Availability unfortunately is something we can’t confirm – only the airline can do that. What we tried doing is making it easier for travelers like you and me to know which fares can upgraded and if one has enough miles to do that (if you connect your frequent flyer accounts to your profile we’ll be able to tell you if you have enough miles to upgrade the whole flight or just individual segments). Feel free to drop me an email at rui@30k.com in case you have any suggestions or comments on how we can improve the product, always happy to hear. Best, Rui

  2. I downloaded this plug-in because of its upgradability feature but I was surprised that 30K also lets you log in with your account and retrieve your real-time miles information. It even shows you how many miles you need to progress to the next status! It’s totally worth every penny!

    • Hi Emilia, Rui here – I’m one of the founders at 30K. Thanks a lot for the review – you’re absolutely right: there’s a lot more to it than the upgradability feature 🙂 Any comments or suggestions you might have, feel free to drop me an email to rui@30k.com.

  3. Fantastic software and so easy to use… previously had a big mess with all my loyalty cards and ended up not earning miles….now I am gold everywhere after 1/3 of the time it took, 20$ per year is a great deal

    • Hi Michael, great being in touch – I’m one of the founders at 30K. Thanks a lot for the comment – happy to read you’re finding it useful and most importantly that you’re getting a lot of value out of it. Would love to hear any comments or suggestions on how to improve the tool (email me at rui@30k.com).

  4. Impressive! No more surprised on mileage accrual.

    • Hi RR, great being in touch – I’m one of the founders at 30K. Thanks a lot for the comment – happy to read you’re finding it useful. Would love to hear any comments or suggestions on how to improve the tool (email me at rui@30k.com).

  5. Like it. Been using it for a while now.

    • Hi bruno, great being in touch – I’m one of the founders at 30K. Thanks a lot for the comment – happy to know you’re one of our early (beta) users. Would love to hear any comments or suggestions on how to improve the tool (email me at rui@30k.com).

  6. Fantastic plugin! An absolute game changer for frequent travelers.

    • Hi Richard, great to be in touch – I’m one of the founders at 30K. Thanks a lot for the positive review – happy to read you’re finding it useful. Would love to hear any comments or suggestions on how to improve the tool (email me at rui@30k.com).

  7. I use this plugin all the time. Great way to get your money worth.

    • Hi Liliana – I’m one of the founders at 30K, great to know you’re finding the plugin useful. Would love to hear any comments or suggestions on how to improve the tool (email me at rui@30k.com).

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