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So we can all get a handle on how they are going to work in the real world, how much they will cost, et c.

Post flight, date, route, original fare basis (T, T+, Lat, etc), and if known, seat inventory (i.e. J9, C7, Z5, I3). If you do upgrade, please also let us know how many empty J seats there were in the cabin, if any. And if you were considering a certificate upgrade, why or why you didn't opt for the LMU.

It would be helpful if this thread could be limited to "just the facts" and no discussion, which could be posted elsewhere. That should make this thread more useful for everyone.

Should anyone want to discuss LMU's further please post in this thread:

LMU (Last Minute Upgrades) fare discussion & questions
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Old Dec 8, 11, 10:59 am
  #451  
 
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Originally Posted by SurveyHand View Post
I just got offered $749 for YYZ to YEG tomorrow on a T+.
Yikes.. that's how much AC was selling Z for on YYZ-YVR/ YYZ-YEG last summer during one of their exec class sales!
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Old Dec 8, 11, 11:10 am
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Originally Posted by Jasper2009 View Post
Some of those LMU offers are ridiculous.


It seems the LMUs are now calculated based on the fare difference between the fare purchased and the available fare (possibly only full-fare J right now)

As somebody who doesnt buy LMUs I like this development!^
SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!



You had to do it!!!!! Bunch of IT monkeys are working on changing the pricing algorithm because you are happy . Can't have happy FFs It doesn't fit AP's business model.

@:-) I think new more expensive LMUs are great. ( And it has nothing to do with the possibility that unsold LMUs might turn into seats for upgrades )
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Old Dec 8, 11, 11:22 am
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Originally Posted by Tonystella1962 View Post
@:-) I think new more expensive LMUs are great. ( And it has nothing to do with the possibility that unsold LMUs might turn into seats for upgrades )
Of course I only had ACs best interest in mind hoping they may be able to become profitable by selling domestic LMUs for >$500 and intl LMUs for $1k-$1.5k. What else should I have had in mind?
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Old Dec 8, 11, 11:31 am
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Originally Posted by Jasper2009 View Post
Of course I only had ACs best interest in mind hoping they may be able to become profitable by selling domestic LMUs for >$500 and intl LMUs for $1k-$1.5k. What else should I have had in mind?
^ Great.

See AP monkeys??? Nothing to change, all is good. Charge more, if needed, for LMUs.

BTW Jasper, I enjoy your posts and have found them helpful. You are one of the good ones ^. You must be the Anti-DYKWIA
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Old Dec 8, 11, 11:42 am
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Originally Posted by Tonystella1962 View Post
^ Great.

See AP monkeys??? Nothing to change, all is good. Charge more, if needed, for LMUs.

BTW Jasper, I enjoy your posts and have found them helpful. You are one of the good ones ^. You must be the Anti-DYKWIA
Thanks for the kind words!

And yes, of course, Im an Anti-DYKWIA.*

*as long as I get exactly what I want and when I want it, of course, otherwise I obviously have a right to complain.

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Old Dec 8, 11, 4:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Leora View Post
Yikes.. that's how much AC was selling Z for on YYZ-YVR/ YYZ-YEG last summer during one of their exec class sales!
I forgot to say that I declined that very fine offer. Now in the YYZ MLL playing aerolotto.
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Old Dec 8, 11, 7:20 pm
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I think AC is yield managing the LMUs now..... In the past it was a set rate which then gets reviewed and changed, every period. Now it seems like they review the loads (along with the ecredits) and adjust the fares accordingly.
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Old Dec 8, 11, 7:23 pm
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Originally Posted by global_happy_traveller View Post
I think AC is yield managing the LMUs now..... In the past it was a set rate which then gets reviewed and changed, every period. Now it seems like they review the loads (along with the ecredits) and adjust the fares accordingly.
Can we call it bottom-feeding in reverse?
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Old Dec 8, 11, 9:52 pm
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Originally Posted by TVTravels View Post
What??? Have all the prices gone up? I was thinking about upgrading YYZ-NRT in January as I have done in the past, but the most it's been is $849.

$1499 is too much.


Whow - anyone know what YVR-SYD goes for (if/when available). ?
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Old Dec 14, 11, 12:07 pm
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YYZ-YYC, T+ fare - $598!! Are they mad? Declined.

Paid it at $299. Once paid it at $349. That's the limit though.
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Old Dec 14, 11, 3:17 pm
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Originally Posted by RevvedUp View Post
YYZ-YYC, T+ fare - $598!! Are they mad? Declined.

Paid it at $299. Once paid it at $349. That's the limit though.
I think it must have something to do with what the market will carry. Some of these high LMU's must be selling.
If no-one paid for these perhaps the price would come down?
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Old Dec 14, 11, 4:57 pm
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Originally Posted by RevvedUp View Post
YYZ-YYC, T+ fare - $598!! Are they mad? Declined.

Paid it at $299. Once paid it at $349. That's the limit though.
I got that price too. Must be the YYC market. Frankly I don't mind, I never have paid for LMU. Either I buy T+ or Z.
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Old Dec 18, 11, 1:01 am
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AC996 YVR-MEX Dec 18 $249.00
Tango +
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Old Dec 18, 11, 7:44 am
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Originally Posted by Argonaut1000 View Post
AC996 YVR-MEX Dec 18 $249.00
Tango +
That seems like a great deal!

YYC -YWG, Dec 18, T fare, $99.
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Old Dec 18, 11, 9:25 am
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Originally Posted by Argonaut1000 View Post
AC996 YVR-MEX Dec 18 $249.00
Tango +
Did you accept?
I would....
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