Can I show up on the day of my flight and pay for my upgrade at the airport?

Yes, if your flight has upgrade availability, you can get an upgrade to our Business Class directly at the airport. You should only show up at the airport at least 2 hours before your flight departure and request it; Our agents will verify availability and what will be the additional to pay for this upgrade.

The upgrade fee is only charged in USD.

* Currently only available for purchase departing from Panama.



Will I get the same Business Class benefits if I buy the upgrade at the airport?

Yes, Copa Airlines will grant all the benefits associated with Business Class, however, Business Class meals may not be available, in this case, our cabin crew will offer you those in the Main Cabin. The rest of the Business Class benefits will be guaranteed:

  • Special registration lines at airport counters, boarding gates
  • Priority in baggage handling
  • Privacy and personalized attention in our 10-passenger (Embraer 190), 12-passenger (Boeing 737-700) and 16-passenger (Boeing 737-800) cabins
  • Access to Copa Clubs, United Clubs and VIP lounges worldwide, at the airports that offer it
  • Business Class baggage allowance during the journey in which you obtained your promotion.


Are airport upgrades refundable?

No, airport promotions are governed by the same Terms and Conditions of the FlyUp program, therefore, they are not refundable. Only in cases attributable to Copa, the amount paid will be reimbursed (technical cancellations, aircraft changes, among others).

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