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Upgrade Awards

China Airlines / Mandarin Airlines

China Airlines / Mandarin Airlines

  • You may redeem awards based on the mileage accumulated in your account. You may use the award yourself or transfer it to a relative or friend (Please refer to Award Transfer).
  • For cabin upgrade sectors booked with an upgrade award, the miles can only be credited into Dynasty Flyer Program account.  

Award Levels

Award Levels

  • The mileage levels for upgrade awards by using self-owned mileage or an on-line transferred award are adjusted as below. All required miles for redemption are on segments applied and a single flight number basis.
Award Levels
Award TypeBooking ClassShort HaulLong Haul
* Between any two points in Asia
(including Guam and Delhi) 
* Cross-strait schedule flights
* Australia - New Zealand
* Between Taipei and North America
* Between Taipei and Sydney
* Between Taipei and Brisbane / Melbourne / New Zealand
*Between Taipei and Europe
All Year RoundAward CodeAll Year RoundAward Code
Upgrade from Economy Class
to Premium Economy Class
Upgrade from Premium Economy Class
to Premium Business Class
Upgrade from Economy Class to Business Class/
Premium Business Class
  1. Mileage levels for upgrade to Premium Economy class and Premium Business class are available for flights providing Premium Economy class and Premium Business class service.
  2. The miles levels required is based on applicable routes not by the aircraft.

The eligible ticket classes for cabin upgrade are adjusted as below:

Applicable for upgrade award redeem(transfer) before 01 July, 2020 (Taipei Local Time).
Award TypeShort HaulLong Haul
Premium Economy/ Premium Business service offered
Upgrade from Economy Class to Premium Economy ClassFlexStandardBasicFlexStandardBasic
Upgrade from Premium Economy to Premium Business ClassFlexStandardBasicFlexStandard
Upgrade from Economy Class to Business/ Premium Business ClassFlexStandardBasicFlex

 Applicable for upgrade award redeem(transfer) from 02 July, 2020 (Taipei Local Time).
Award TypeShort HaulLong Haul
Upgrade from Economy Class to Premium Economy ClassFlexStandardFlexStandard
Upgrade from Premium Economy to Premium Business ClassFlexStandardFlexStandard
Upgrade from Economy Class to Business/ Premium Business ClassFlexStandardFlex

    Redemption Procedure

    Redemption Procedure

    1. Members should make sure that they have sufficient mileage to redeem an award or an applicable award number. For cabin upgrade booking made with another member's mileage, please complete transfer procedures first to obtain an applicable award number and inform the award number upon reservation (please refer to Award Transfer).
    2. Cabin upgrade booking should be made through a China Airlines reservation agent or China Airlines website Dynasty Member webpage.
    3. The following ticket types are not eligible for class upgrade: 
      • Discounted tickets (AD, ID, DG, SC, BP, CG, etc.) barter, infant, labor or free tickets. 
      • Unaccompanied Minors Tickets
      • Group or individual tickets with ticket class "G"   
      • Promotional tickets (tickets with ticket class E) or with restrictions, and the booking/ticket class which is not eligible for cabin class upgrade.
      • Basic Fare Family (RBD - E/R/Q/H/N) is not applicable to cabin upgrade with award redeemed or transferred on/after 02 July, 2020 (Taipei Local Time).
    4. China Airlines website Dynasty Member webpage only provides cabin upgrade booking for flights at least 3 hours prior to departure.
    5. For flights of cabin class upgrade by an upgrade award, the flown mileage can only be credited into Dynasty Flyer Program account.
    6. An infant should pay fare difference for a class upgrade when traveling with an adult member using upgrade award.
    Important Notes

    Important Notes

    Ticketing date on/after 02Oct.2019, No-show fee will be imposed on passengers who did not board the flight. Please remember to contact the travel agents where you purchase your ticket or China Airlines branch office to cancel your itinerary.

    1. Requesting Upgrade with miles at Airport:
      If a requested upgrade seat cannot be confirmed prior to flight departure or requested at airport (go show) without any reservation:
      • Members must have sufficient mileages or a valid award number and an eligible ticket. Then members may book and obtain a confirmed or stand-by upgrade booking on the same reservation record. ( The booking class for Premium Economy class is P class, for Premium Business/Business class is I class ).
      • Upon check-in, if seats in the requested class are available, cabin upgrade can be accepted according to normal check-in procedure. 
      • If the original ticket class of a member's ticket does not comply with the rules for upgrade, the member must pay fare difference between the two classes  and the service charge involved. 
      • To use transferred award to upgrade, please make sure award transfer procedures and a valid award number has been issued (three working days)
      • Stand-by and Go-show upgrade booking is not available via CI web site.

    2. China Airlines and Mandarin Airlines reserve the right to limit or adjust the amount of passenger upgrades subject to the status of booking on each flight. The upgrade seats may not be available on some flights or at some period, even if seats are available for paid tickets.
    3. If the ticket presented at the airport check-in counter does not comply with the rules for upgrade, the member must purchase another ticket, pay fare difference between the two classes, or check in according to the ticket class per airport staff's suggestion.

    4. Cabin upgrade is only available for scheduled international flights operated by China Airlines and Mandarin Airlines. Any code-shared flights are not available except for flights below: 
      • Flights between Taipei and Hanoi, and Kaohsiung and Ho Chi Minh City operated by Vietnam Airlines.
      • Members must book under China Airlines flight number when requesting cabin upgrade for code-shared flight.
      • Cabin upgrade for code-shared flights cannot be requested upon check-in at airport.

    5. The amount of required award numbers should be calculated per segment, and each segment requires an individual award number. If the itinerary includes a stopover or transfer, the mileage required for cabin upgrade for the whole itinerary must be added together, and then award numbers should be redeemed per each segment.
    6. In case members requesting cabin upgrade are transferred to other carriers, members should get on board in accordance with the ticket class of the ticket they hold.
    7. China Airlines will notify members of amendments to class upgrade regulations or other class upgrade award qualifications made in accordance with adjustments in cabin configuration via other means including DFP Latest News at China Airlines Website or Mileage Summary.
    8. China Airlines website Dynasty Member webpage and airport is not available for date change or cancellation of a cabin upgrade booking.
    9. The ticket holder is responsible for all taxes and surcharges for an upgrade award and some tax difference may be collected at the airport. Such as, UK, Malaysia, and India ....etc.
    10. Ticketing date on/after 02Oct.2019, China Airlines/Mandarin Airlines will be launching new Fare Family products, reservation and ticket issues will all be based on Fare Family rules of each segment.
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