We are planning to purchase business class tickets and it seems prices have increased quite a bit since our last trip. However, we have enough miles to upgrade the Mel-DXB (or reverse) leg of the trip. My understanding is that we must book economy and then try to use the miles to upgrade. Is this risky? Is there a chance we may not be able to upgrade?
I will phone EK for advice, but some feedback from those with first hand experience at this would be most welcome. This is the 1st time we have had enough miles to use.