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Old May 13, 14, 12:48 pm
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Boo_Radley
 
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Originally Posted by bluedemon211 View Post
That said, is the amount UA will "ask" for tied to my specific ticket amount paid or to a desired amount of $'s they are trying to generate on that flight from whomever wants to upgrade?
In theory both. The "buy-up" amount, the diff b/t your fare and the lowest available first fare, is of course based on your purchased fare. Then there's the voodoo magic "paid upgrade" that could be priced anywhere between $600 and $10,000, depending on who knows what. Someone who knows more than me may be able to elaborate on the mechanics of either calculation a bit more.
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