Upgrade Your EVA Air Flight with Just Miles (Step by Step Guide)

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Upgrading your EVA Air flight seat using miles is a simple and rewarding process. Eligible fare classes for Economy are Q, H, M for standard tickets and B, Y for up tickets.

The benefits of upgrading include enhanced comfort, superior service, and a premium travel experience. With just a few steps, you can transform your journey from ordinary to extraordinary.

Here are the steps to use your reward miles to upgrade from Economy to Premium Economy on EVA Air:

  1. Check Your Ticket Class: Make sure your ticket is in the eligible fare classes for upgrade. For Economy Class, the eligible fare classes are Q, H, M for “Standard” tickets and B, Y for “Up” tickets. (see table below for details)
  2. Check Mileage Requirement: The number of miles required for an upgrade depends on your route. For example, for routes within Taiwan & China, it requires 8,000 miles for standard tickets (Q/H/M) and 6,000 miles for up tickets (B/Y).
  3. Log into Your Account: Log into your Infinity MileageLands account on the EVA Air website.
  4. Request an Upgrade: Navigate to the “Manage Your Trip” section and select “Upgrade with Miles”. Enter your booking details and follow the prompts to request an upgrade.
  5. Confirm Upgrade: If your upgrade request is successful and you have enough miles, your seat will be upgraded. You’ll receive a confirmation email detailing your new seat assignment and any changes to your itinerary.

Availability of upgrades is subject to the airline’s discretion and may not always be available. It’s always a good idea to check with EVA Air directly if you have specific questions or concerns about your flight.

Requirements for upgrading your flight with EVA Air using miles

Economy Class Upgrade to Premium Economy Class:

Route/Fare Family TypesStandard: Class Q/H/MUp: Class B/Y
Within Taiwan & China8,000 Miles6,000 Miles
Within Taiwan & Southeast Asia10,000 Miles7,500 Miles
Within Asia & Europe/America (Excludes Chicago, New York, Houston, Toronto)25,000 Miles18,500 Miles
Within Taiwan & Chicago, New York, Houston, Toronto30,000 Miles22,500 Miles

Premium Economy Class Upgrade to Royal Laurel:

Route/Fare Family TypesStandard: Class L/TUp: Class K
Within Taiwan & China10,000 Miles8,000 Miles
Within Taiwan & Southeast Asia15,000 Miles13,500 Miles
Within Asia & Europe/America (Excludes Chicago, New York, Houston, Toronto)35,000 Miles31,500 Miles
Within Taiwan & Chicago, New York, Houston, Toronto40,000 Miles36,000 Miles

The upgrade requirement is based on one sector route. Also, the availability of upgrades is subject to the airline’s discretion and may not always be available.

EVA Air miles multiplier for card status:

Card StatusMiles Multiplier
Silver15% Bonus
Gold/Diamond25% Bonus

These multipliers apply to the miles you earn when you fly with EVA Air. The actual miles you earn can depend on various factors, including your fare class and the distance you fly.

EVA Air mileage multipliers for Basic, Standard, and Up fare classes:

Economy Class:

Fare Family TypesEarn Infinity MileageLands Miles
Basic50%
Standard75%
Up100%

Premium Economy Class:

Fare Family TypesEarn Infinity MileageLands Miles
Basic100%
Standard115%
Up125%

Royal Laurel Class/Premium Laurel Class/Business Class:

Fare Family TypesEarn Infinity MileageLands Miles
Basic125%
Standard150%
Up175%

These multipliers apply to the miles you earn when you fly with EVA Air. The actual miles you earn can depend on various factors, including your fare class and the distance you fly.

EVA Air Standard vs UP Benefits

Purchasing an “Up” fare class ticket on EVA Air, as opposed to a “Standard” fare class ticket, comes with several benefits:

  1. Flexibility: “Up” fare class tickets are more flexible. They often allow for changes or cancellations with a smaller fee compared to “Standard” fare class tickets.
  2. Seat Selection: With an “Up” fare class ticket, you can select your seat at the time of booking, while “Standard” fare class tickets may only allow seat selection closer to the departure date.
  3. EVABidDeal: EVA Air offers a service called EVABidDeal, which allows you to decide your own price for your upgrade. This service is available 50 hours prior to your departure.
  4. Increased Mileage Earning: As mentioned above, “Up” fare class tickets earn more miles compared to “Standard” fare class tickets.

Please note that the exact benefits can vary based on the specific route and other factors.

EVA Air fare types that allow seat selection without fees:

Royal Laurel Class/Premium Laurel Class/Business Class:

Fare Family TypesSeat Selection
BasicComplimentary
StandardComplimentary
UpComplimentary

Premium Economy Class:

Fare Family TypesSeat Selection
BasicChargeable
StandardComplimentary
UpComplimentary

Economy Class:

Fare Family TypesSeat Selection
BasicChargeable
StandardStandard Seats Complimentary
UpStandard Seats and Preferred Seats Complimentary

Child Discount For EVA Air

EVA Air does offer discounts for children. The child fare (2-12 years of age) is 75% of the applicable adult fare. However, specific fare rules may not permit the infant/child discount. For infants (7 days – 23 months), the fare is 10% of the accompanying adult fare.

Redeeming Your Cathay United Bank Credit Card Discount on EVA Air

Here are the steps to redeem your 10% discount when purchasing a ticket on the EVA Air website:

  1. Visit the EVA Air website or use the EVA Air Mobile App.
  2. Select your flight date, the number of passengers, and the cabin class.
  3. After choosing your flight details, look for the “Apply Bank Discount” section.
  4. In the “Apply Bank Discount” section, select “Yes”.
  5. Choose the card you have from the list of options.
  6. Proceed with the booking process as usual.

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