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Old May 25, 15, 1:51 pm
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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:

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Old Aug 28, 09, 5:49 pm
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YOW-YVR T+ $349 J9 C9 Z9. Looks empty.
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Old Aug 30, 09, 10:37 am
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YOW-YYZ T+ 31-Aug

$99 at 24 hrs prior during OLCI. J9 C9 Z9 Y9 U9 etc... I9 (never seen that before). Declined.
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Old Aug 31, 09, 7:35 pm
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My sister is flying tomorrow:
YUL-LHR Sep 1
Upgrade 699$ declined.
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Old Sep 4, 09, 7:21 pm
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Red face

YYZ-LHR tomorrow - on a 777.
$699 and I accepted. I have a $100 MCO to offset the cost.

As a humble tangoer it's only my 3rd time "up front"; the other 2 occasions were short domestic flights: on D reward and then a freak winter storm switch/op-up to a C fare.

Finally, at least for a day I am no longer Gate Lice!

Checking 856 tomorrow the only Exec. First fare available is: $3944

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Old Sep 6, 09, 6:36 pm
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did online check-in for AC784 SFO-YYZ sep7/09, was on a ridiculously cheap S fare (c$177->c$217.76); offered for us$349. Totally not worth it but since I feel like burning cash (and kinda want to check in 3 luggages), I accepted the offer

*pray pray pray* I hope I get food X3 :-:

I feel ironically angry right now though...I shelled out us$349 but I'm angry that the c$7 onboard cafe prepayment doesn't get refunded or used as a credit in some way

(and how come my LMU is priced in us$? does that mean people who LMU a LHR/NRT/etc flight pay their LMU in pounds/yen/etc??)
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Old Sep 7, 09, 12:57 pm
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I just connected through LHR. At the connections desk (when you arrive at T3 via the FCC) There was a cardboard sign on the counter behind the agents advertising "Upgrades to Executive First...etc. Ask us how." It clearly listed two prices (I don't recall the exact amounts but it was something like 389P to points East and 489 to points West.

It was not obvious over on the back counter, I wonder if they only pull it out to a prominent place when necessary.
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Old Sep 7, 09, 2:02 pm
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YYZ-DEN offered at 24hr OLCI, $249+taxes to upgrade from a Tango+ (H class). Taken.
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Old Sep 8, 09, 6:49 pm
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LGA-YUL this afternoon
3.5 hours before flight
$179 US from Tango+ (S class) - original o/w fare was C$164+ = C$197
refused
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Old Sep 9, 09, 1:01 am
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Originally Posted by anti_ice View Post
I just connected through LHR. At the connections desk (when you arrive at T3 via the FCC) There was a cardboard sign on the counter behind the agents advertising "Upgrades to Executive First...etc. Ask us how." It clearly listed two prices (I don't recall the exact amounts but it was something like 389P to points East and 489 to points West.

It was not obvious over on the back counter, I wonder if they only pull it out to a prominent place when necessary.
Yep. Saw that at T3 on Friday GBP 438 to western Canada, which would have translated to CAD$780 which is a significant wallop to the wallet. I declined and hoped in vain to get a courtesy upgrade.....
Was not too bad in row 10 (bulkhead on the 767), we were dished "chicken or white fish" ??
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Old Sep 12, 09, 6:20 pm
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Sept 11 YVR-YYZ AC34 CA$329 from A fare J8 I7
Sept 13 YYZ-YVR AC181 US$329 from L fare (trip starting in US so USD - not sure why) J2 I1
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Old Sep 13, 09, 8:07 pm
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Sept 14 YYZ-YWG. Upgrade offered for $208.25 from Tango Plus B fare on an unlimited pass. Offer rejected for a 2 hour flight.
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Old Sep 14, 09, 1:36 am
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Tango Plus B fare, YVR -> YYZ, $329 plus GST, which is consistent with previous posts. Lots of J and I space at the 24-hour on-line check-in, with at least 9 available seats. (The return YYZ->YVR, on the other hand, had J=1, C=0, Z=0, and I=0, and no LMU was offered.)

[KVS Availability Tool 5.0.2/Platinum - Apollo: Availability/ITN/US-MYP]
Code:
Carrier    Flight  From  Depart    To    Arrive    A/C  St  Availability
---------  ------  ----  --------  ----  --------  ---  --  -----------------------------------------------------------
 AC     156     YVR   22:40     YYZ   06:05 +1  763  0   J8 C7 Z7 Y9 M9 U9 B9 H9 V9 Q7 L0 A0 R0 K9 N9 G0 E0 S0 T0 I7
I accepted this upgrade, as it was a red-eye on a 767 with flat-beds. However, there was an equipment change 12 hours later, and I instead flew on standard Executive seats on an Airbus 321. Boooo!

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Old Sep 14, 09, 3:12 am
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YVR-NRT AC3 Sept 14 CA$749+ tax J9 C9 Z3 I1 L fare (Not accepted)
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Old Sep 14, 09, 9:39 am
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Smile Got my upgrade!

YEG to YYZ on Tango Plus A for 2 passengers for $299 each. Accepted! So happy to get it! Checked in 2 minutes after the 24 hour OLCI.
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Old Sep 14, 09, 4:26 pm
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First time I was ever offered an upgrade:

Sep 15 AC 202 YVR-YYC Tango Plus including taxes $135.

Declined - not worth it.
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