Reciprocal Upgrades to be Offered on Continental Airlines and United Airlines
Now that Continental Airlines is a member of Star Alliance, announcements regarding seamless integration of services and benefits with its partners are being released.
One of the more significant announcements is that UA elites to enjoy EUA/”premium” seating on CO, CO elites to get UDU, E+ on UA. This topic is also being discussed in the New Reciprocal Upgrade Benefits with United, Eff. Mid-2010 [threads merged] thread.
Generally, elite status members of the Continental Airlines OnePass and United Airlines Mileage Plus frequent flier loyalty programs will receive unlimited complimentary domestic upgrades on flights operated by both airlines when space is available, as well as have complimentary access to premium seating in the economy class cabin on either airline.
This partnership arrangement is scheduled to begin sometime in 2010.