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Old Nov 26, 19, 3:36 am
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PeteM01
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: MAN
Programs: FB Platinum
Posts: 268
Originally Posted by atflyer View Post
Great, good to know this! I am usually in the same situation since my employers only pays Y - and it dawns on me that if I am really eager for being in J, I probably best should try to investigate the costs of a change asap. The alternative is to wait for a cheap buy up at OLCI obviously.
I usually book well in advance, when cheaper J is available, so the costs are usually comparable with OLCI offers (or sometimes lower, given some of the terrible examples in this thread). Some availability is probably due to FB status, which seems to open Z class (not sure if this is Gold or Plat). Another advantage of this route for me is that I usually transfer at CDG or AMS, so both flights get upgraded with obvious XP benefits.
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