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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 30, 12, 10:41 pm
  #976  
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: YVR
Programs: TK*G
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YYZ-NRT $889 + tax

Lowest I've ever seen, but declined anyway. Then we were delayed 3.5 hours for deicing, making this a 17 hour flight. Worked out to be pretty good value on this one for those who did accept.
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Old Dec 31, 12, 1:20 pm
  #977  
 
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Originally Posted by flyquiet View Post
But wow, they offered me the same at $548 T-19.5 in early November.
Not a bad deal. I might have taken it. I was checking my 21 year old son in and $299 would have killed his budget. Maybe if it was not a morning flight and he got free booze out of it too! I checked the seating chart on AC and at that time there were no seats remaining in Y and EVERY seat was free in J.
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Old Jan 2, 13, 3:14 am
  #978  
 
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YEG-YVR December 26/12.

Approximately 18 hrs prior to departure. $148 plus tax. Award ticket.


YVR-YEG January 1/13

Approximately 18 hrs prior to departure. $148 plus tax. Award ticket.
Approximately 6 hrs prior to departure. $139 plus tax.

I went to check again about 2 hours before departure, but LMU was no longer offered. I would have been curious to know if the price dropped again.

All offers were declined.
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Old Jan 2, 13, 8:45 am
  #979  
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: YVR
Programs: WS Platinum, former AC E35K
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AC163 Jan 2 $398 plus tax. Declined. Not sure if Y was oversold or not, but the cheapest Y fare available for purchase was $600 more than J.
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Old Jan 4, 13, 1:24 am
  #980  
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
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YYZ-NRT

Dec. 19 - YYZ-NRT-ITM

YYZ-NRT Tango (G) $1298.00 (taxes in). I actually accepted even though this is the standard LMU price (wife and daughter had gone 2 wks earlier, same rate) b/c I was only going to be in Japan for 6 days and wanted to arrive in good condition.

I had actually more or less planned to LMU...but at that price, I might have been better of buying the outbound (inbound was always planned to be economy) at discount Executive First to get the points but can't exactly remember the prices for J and anyway, I believe you get 100% status miles for even Tango on flights to Japan. Economy was $1800 RT taxes all in...the best I could do as it's kind of a busy time to travel to Japan b/c of Christmas and New Year's. Still $900+1298-whatever the NRT-ITM leg added = ~2000? to NRT was probably a little cheaper than booking the J at the outset. There was no J class from NRT-ITM. It was a dismal narrow body flying bus. But it's an hour flight so who cares. (But having another flight after 13h flight was another reason I LMU)

J-Class was maybe 1/2 full (all the center seats were empty. Couldn't see into the forward section though)

Economy looked pretty full (usually is for AC001)

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Old Jan 4, 13, 4:10 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: YYZ/YTZ
Programs: AC*, Porter, BA
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Jan 1, YYZ-LHR Tango+, $758 taxes in.
Same offer for reward ticket upgrade.

Didn't take. Ended up getting bumped.
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Old Jan 4, 13, 10:42 pm
  #982  
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Originally Posted by YEG USER View Post
YEG-YVR December 26/12.

Approximately 18 hrs prior to departure. $148 plus tax. Award ticket.


YVR-YEG January 1/13

Approximately 18 hrs prior to departure. $148 plus tax. Award ticket.
Approximately 6 hrs prior to departure. $139 plus tax.

I went to check again about 2 hours before departure, but LMU was no longer offered. I would have been curious to know if the price dropped again.

All offers were declined.
Wow, I was traveling that route a lot the first half of 2012 and never saw it less than $179 each way.
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Old Jan 6, 13, 4:45 pm
  #983  
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
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Very interesting one to post: today, 10:30 pm flight YYZ-YUL, check in 5 hours before, no status, 98 CAD plus tax. Person flying not interested, but I'd probably take it. Lowest I've seen!!

Another one: today's 9:50 pm flight to FRA from YYZ, J4 at T-24, and at that time, LMU offered for 798 CAD plus tax. Still the same @ T-4.
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Old Jan 6, 13, 8:33 pm
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Originally Posted by jlisi984 View Post
Very interesting one to post: today, 10:30 pm flight YYZ-YUL, check in 5 hours before, no status, 98 CAD plus tax. Person flying not interested, but I'd probably take it. Lowest I've seen!!

Another one: today's 9:50 pm flight to FRA from YYZ, J4 at T-24, and at that time, LMU offered for 798 CAD plus tax. Still the same @ T-4.
22:30 dude, very expensive cheese plate!
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Old Jan 6, 13, 8:39 pm
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Originally Posted by global_happy_traveller View Post
22:30 dude, very expensive cheese plate!
But if she had no status: three free checked bags, lounge access, priority checkin etc. Plus the very good cheese plate! ^
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Old Jan 9, 13, 1:28 pm
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YVR->YYC Jan 1, offered 150$ to upgrade declined...
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Old Jan 10, 13, 8:17 am
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YYZ - MCO T-23.5 hours $299 from T class Tango+ to Business
(hahaha stop it, too funny)
No.
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Old Jan 10, 13, 9:37 am
  #988  
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Jan 4 - YVR/YYZ on 767 Exec First. $399 24 hours prior, up to 2 hours prior - no change. Had 4 tickets. No dice.

Op upgraded all four at gate
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Old Jan 10, 13, 10:11 am
  #989  
 
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Originally Posted by YYZ View Post
Jan 4 - YVR/YYZ on 767 Exec First. $399 24 hours prior, up to 2 hours prior - no change. Had 4 tickets. No dice.

Op upgraded all four at gate
WOW!!!! Impressive to get Op-up for 4!!! I guess it's the time of year?
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Old Jan 15, 13, 11:07 pm
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YUL-LAS-YUL
$420 approx each way on TG, rejected both.
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