How to Upgrade to Business Class on United Airlines for Cheap

Posted on Jan 24th 2022
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How to Upgrade to Business Class on United Airlines for Cheap
Sophia Davis
By Sophia Davis

@SpoofeeDeals

eBay has a lot of United Airlines customers selling their Upgrade Plus Points for a decent price.

Example of the Deal
Los Angeles, CA to Tokyo, Japan Tickets costs
* Economy Class - $600
* Premium Economy Class - $1300
* Business Class - $6000

If you buy these using the plus points offered by eBay sellers, you can get the following price
* Economy Class - $600
* Premium Economy Class - $800
* Business Class - $1000~1600



Step 1
Plan your trip and see what kind of ticket you are getting to determine how many points you need

Short-Haul Flights
All paid, upgrade-eligible tickets (Class Y, B, M, E, U, H, Q, V, W, S, T, L, K, and G) can be upgraded with PlusPoints.

Long-Haul Flights


  • Discounted Economy to United Polaris business: Fare classes S, T, L, K, and G
  • Economy to United Polaris business: Fare classes Y, B, M, E, U, H, Q, V, and W
  • United Premium Plus to United Polaris business: Fare classes O, A, and R
  • Economy to United Premium Plus: Fare classes Y, B, M, E, U, H, Q, V, W, S, T, L, K, and G




Step 2
Go to eBay to buy the plus points. Cost is roughly $100 for 10 United Airlines Plus Points



Step 3
Here is what the points will upgrade you to (if available)

Short Haul Flights

  • Economy to Business - 20 points
  • Premium Plus to Business - 10 points
  • Economy to Premium Plus - 20 points


Long Haul Flights

  • Discounted Economy to Business - 80 points
  • Economy to Business - 40 points
  • Economy to Premium Plus - 20 points
  • Premium Plus to Business - 30 points

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