Old Oct 4, 04, 12:16 am
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zvezda
 
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Originally Posted by Gaucho100K
So then, the question would be, how much $$$ is there to be saved by purchasing upgrades in this fashion? Also, you have to buy each segment upgrade on a stand-by basis, right....?
Savings are varied by route. This is similar to standby in the sense that this fare bucket (if that's really what it is) is only ever available at the airport on the day of departure and only if there is space available (perhaps abundant space available) and perhaps only if the lower class is at risk of overselling. It doesn't seem to be available very often.

Do we have a lurker who could clarify this?
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