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Old Apr 26, 12, 9:25 am
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Upgrade from economy to first class

Dear all,
A very stupid question, how big the likelihood to get upgraded from Economy class to first Class on Air France?

Sincerely,

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Old Apr 26, 12, 9:36 am
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Pretty much zilch unless you're planning to upgrade with a lot of cash or miles.
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Old Apr 26, 12, 9:44 am
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It is impossible as Y to F now a days is a triple upgrade Y->PV->J->F.

I had the chance very long time ago to travel in F with a very cheap Y ticket but it was a mix of upgrade and luck.
I was first upgraded from Y to J (no PV at that time) due to an overbooked flight . When I sat in my biz seat a guy came to me and asked me if I would mind changing with his seat as he was travelling with the guy next to me (his boss). This guy was upgraded to F so I ended up in F with a very cheap Y ticket. The guy wasn't really happy to go back to J but apparently they had lots of things to discuss during the trip. Very pleasant surprise at the end but probably as frequent as winning the lottery.
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Old Apr 26, 12, 11:54 am
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Upgrade from economy to first class

Simple answer : zero zero zero.
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Old Apr 27, 12, 11:58 am
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Originally Posted by Goldorak View Post
Simple answer : zero zero zero.
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Old May 10, 12, 12:10 am
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What abt Y to PV? What are the chances? I don't mind paying as long as its reasonable. I am flying from Houston to CDG.
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Old May 10, 12, 8:35 am
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You might be offered an upgrade by e-mail before your flight or when checking in.
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Old May 10, 12, 10:11 am
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Is Premium Voyageur even worth the extra expense ?
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Old May 10, 12, 11:38 am
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Is Premium Voyageur even worth the extra expense ?
This depends on how much it costs. AF's PV is a separate cabin/class of service, not just seats with a little more legroom. Nonelites might experience some additional ground handling benefits which SkyTeam ElitePlus passengers would get even when flying coach.
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Old May 10, 12, 12:37 pm
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Pigs....Wings.....you do the math!
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Old May 10, 12, 1:44 pm
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If you want F, buy it. Don't think there is such thing as Y->F.
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Old May 14, 12, 6:05 pm
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If you want F, buy it. Don't think there is such thing as Y->F.
True, not anymore. But back in the early 70's, when there was no J or PV, I was flying a 707(remember them?) from ORY-JFK and was able to score that upgrade. Due to overbooking, I was the lucky recipient of an F seat on the next flight to JFK - a 747! The upstairs lounge, with the piano bar, was great. They literally had to "pour" me off the plane at JFK. But what an experience!
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Old May 16, 12, 5:36 am
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About a week ago i had a ticket in PV that i, by using miles upgraded to C, then when i came to the gate the machine beeped and said seat change and i was upgraded to F. Quite nice! But just from eco to first is probably impossible.
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I am sure if you asked they would give it to you......
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