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Post your upgrade offers to LP here. Dates are MMM YY

FROM PARIS:
CDG-MEX -- Nov 20 -- 999 EUR
CDG-MEX -- Dec 21 -- 989 EUR
CDG-LAX -- July 21 -- 2434 USD
CDG-DXB -- Aug 21 -- 1019 EUR
CDG-IAD -- Aug 21 -- 1500 EUR
CDG-JFK -- Sep 21 -- 2269 EUR
CDG-JNB -- Sep 21 -- 1400 EUR
CDG-IAH -- Jan 22 - 1699 EUR
CDG-DXB -- Feb 22 -- 1225 USD
CDG-DXB -- April 22 --949 EUR
CDG-DXB -- May 22 - 1089 EUR
CDG-SFO -- Jun 22 - 1836 USD


TO PARIS:
SFO-CDG -- Dec 19 -- 2500 USD
LAX-CDG -- Oct 20 -- 2800 USD
MEX-CDG -- Dec 21 -- 1322 USD / 1699 CAD / 1181 EUR
JFK-CDG -- Aug 21 -- 2700 USD
LAX-CDG -- Oct 21 -- 2747 USD
SFO-CDG -- Nov 21 -- 2047 USD
DXB-CDG -- Nov 21 -- Ä1049 / US$1189
--Apr 22 - 4850AED/1250EUR
JFK-CDG -- Dec 21 -- 2500 USD
Feb 22 - 2009 EUR
SFO-CDG -- Feb 22 -- 2013 USD
LAX-CDG -- Apr 22 --2710 USD



NOTE ON GETTING OLCI OFFER ON OAL ORIGINATING:
If the AF LP flight segment is down line from your originating segment operated by another airline which forces you to use the OALís checkin system, you can manually use the AF website to check-in for the downline AF flight and still get the offer. For example, GRU-MEX-CDG sold as AM14 / AM 6103 (operated as AF179), you can checkin via AM as usual. Before or after, go to the AF website for the currency you want to pay for the upgrade in. Check-in using just your PNR / Lastname and the AF flight number you want to check-in for. It will allow a mid-trip check-in and will offer the LP upgrade if eligible.







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Old Jun 21, 22, 9:07 am
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I'm flying from DXB-CDG-JFK (all confirmed in J) and am contemplating whether to upgrade from DXB-CDG. At the moment, my onward flight to JFK (with a transit of 12 hours) doesn't have P. In that case, will I have access to the LP Lounge at CDG, including ground services?

Initially, I was thinking about heading into Paris to do some shopping before heading back to the US (hence the 12-hour transit time), but given that airport lines have been ridiculous and the possibility of it being scorching hot, I might just stay put and take an earlier flight to JFK (which *WILL* feature P). If I make that change, will I still have access to LP during my transit in CDG?

Thanks in advance for all your help! I'm still thinking hard about whether it's worth paying about a $1000 USD to upgrade on a 7-hour red-eye flight and for lounge service. (I realize this is a personal decision, but I'm also a stickler for money sometimes!)

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Old Jun 21, 22, 3:47 pm
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Originally Posted by UVAhoo06 View Post
I'm flying from DXB-CDG-JFK (all confirmed in J) and am contemplating whether to upgrade from DXB-CDG. At the moment, my onward flight to JFK (with a transit of 12 hours) doesn't have P. In that case, will I have access to the LP Lounge at CDG, including ground services?

Initially, I was thinking about heading into Paris to do some shopping before heading back to the US (hence the 12-hour transit time), but given that airport lines have been ridiculous and the possibility of it being scorching hot, I might just stay put and take an earlier flight to JFK (which *WILL* feature P). If I make that change, will I still have access to LP during my transit in CDG?

Thanks in advance for all your help! I'm still thinking hard about whether it's worth paying about a $1000 USD to upgrade on a 7-hour red-eye flight and for lounge service. (I realize this is a personal decision, but I'm also a stickler for money sometimes!)
I'm not sure how the lounge access is impacted if you arrive in P and leave the airport then come back. However, on a normal transit, if you upgrade DXB-CDG, then you will have P ground service in CDG regardless of whether your onward flight has P or not.

Personally I would do the upgrade, because you will be able to sleep a lot better to CDG and then enjoy a meaningful amount of time in the CDG lounge before your next flight. If it was just a one-way DXB-CDG, then it's a lot less compelling for me, personally.
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Old Jun 23, 22, 9:17 am
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Originally Posted by stargold View Post
I'm not sure how the lounge access is impacted if you arrive in P and leave the airport then come back. However, on a normal transit, if you upgrade DXB-CDG, then you will have P ground service in CDG regardless of whether your onward flight has P or not.

Personally I would do the upgrade, because you will be able to sleep a lot better to CDG and then enjoy a meaningful amount of time in the CDG lounge before your next flight. If it was just a one-way DXB-CDG, then it's a lot less compelling for me, personally.
Glad to know that I'll have access to the LP lounge during my transit in CDG. How long would you recommend spending in the lounge? I've read some reviews by bloggers who rave about the lounge, and I've also read some positive reviews that also it's overhyped (i.e., they wouldn't do it again).
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Old Jun 23, 22, 10:26 am
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Originally Posted by UVAhoo06 View Post
Glad to know that I'll have access to the LP lounge during my transit in CDG. How long would you recommend spending in the lounge? I've read some reviews by bloggers who rave about the lounge, and I've also read some positive reviews that also it's overhyped (i.e., they wouldn't do it again).
In the lounge you can have full meal + desert, wine, complimentary 30 min facial treatment, showers, relaxing area. If you fly in P for the first time then I recommend at least 4 hours (or in your case spend ~ 2 hrs on arrival, ~ 2 hrs before departure - I don't think you'll have issues reentering after you leave the airport, feel free to ask the staff on the topic / getting escort through security). Once you fly P again I'd say 2 hours is absolute minimum to get: (1) food + wine , (2) facial treatment and since you arrive after long haul then add time for shower so you're looking for 2h30 min - 3h. After all, it's still only a lounge, so no matter how nice it is, you'll be just passing time if you stay longer.

btw. When I flew 2 long-haul legs DXB-CDG-SFO in P (with 4 hr layover) I learned that you'll get a lot of food/wine on the trip, to a point when you'll need to plan ahead a bit to prevent from having too full stomach. I would then recommend not to each very much while you're out in Paris or assume you'll eat lightly while flying in J to JFK.
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Old Jun 23, 22, 11:00 am
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Originally Posted by Sjondorn View Post
In the lounge you can have full meal + desert, wine, complimentary 30 min facial treatment, showers, relaxing area. If you fly in P for the first time then I recommend at least 4 hours (or in your case spend ~ 2 hrs on arrival, ~ 2 hrs before departure - I don't think you'll have issues reentering after you leave the airport, feel free to ask the staff on the topic / getting escort through security). Once you fly P again I'd say 2 hours is absolute minimum to get: (1) food + wine , (2) facial treatment and since you arrive after long haul then add time for shower so you're looking for 2h30 min - 3h. After all, it's still only a lounge, so no matter how nice it is, you'll be just passing time if you stay longer.

btw. When I flew 2 long-haul legs DXB-CDG-SFO in P (with 4 hr layover) I learned that you'll get a lot of food/wine on the trip, to a point when you'll need to plan ahead a bit to prevent from having too full stomach. I would then recommend not to each very much while you're out in Paris or assume you'll eat lightly while flying in J to JFK.
This is so helpful! I definitely have some thinking to do in terms of whether the ground experience is worth ~$1000, which is not an insignificant amount of money for me (but it also won't break the bank). I'll also inquire to see if I get LP access if I decide to leave CDG and return later on.
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Old Jun 23, 22, 11:24 am
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Originally Posted by UVAhoo06 View Post
This is so helpful! I definitely have some thinking to do in terms of whether the ground experience is worth ~$1000, which is not an insignificant amount of money for me (but it also won't break the bank). I'll also inquire to see if I get LP access if I decide to leave CDG and return later on.
For what it is worth, I had a 17 hour connection at CDG in April. I purchased the LP upgrade at the transit desk after arriving off my flight from Dublin at around 4pm, and was in the LP lounge by around 5pm after waiting to purchase the upgrade. Spent around 4-5 hours in the lounge in the evening, and made sure I had a booking for the spa facial for the following morning, before taking me across to the Yotel Transit Hotel in the Audi. The next morning, they collected me at the time of my choice from the Yotel (I chose 0530...) spent another few hours in the lounge before my departure to SFO. The spa was great and made me feel so relaxed before the flight across the Atlantic. Food was great during both the evening and the staff all excellent - even going as far to bring a bag of French chocolates, in addition to the red luggage tag, before the journey.

While I cannot fault any aspect of the service, and it felt far more sincere and genuine than Qatar Airways, I do agree that some bloggers overhype the experience - but I can't exactly put my finger on why. It was worthwhile doing and I am so glad to have tried it out - especially with my long connection.
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Old Jun 23, 22, 12:20 pm
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Originally Posted by celsdon View Post
For what it is worth, I had a 17 hour connection at CDG in April. I purchased the LP upgrade at the transit desk after arriving off my flight from Dublin at around 4pm, and was in the LP lounge by around 5pm after waiting to purchase the upgrade. Spent around 4-5 hours in the lounge in the evening, and made sure I had a booking for the spa facial for the following morning, before taking me across to the Yotel Transit Hotel in the Audi. The next morning, they collected me at the time of my choice from the Yotel (I chose 0530...) spent another few hours in the lounge before my departure to SFO. The spa was great and made me feel so relaxed before the flight across the Atlantic. Food was great during both the evening and the staff all excellent - even going as far to bring a bag of French chocolates, in addition to the red luggage tag, before the journey.

While I cannot fault any aspect of the service, and it felt far more sincere and genuine than Qatar Airways, I do agree that some bloggers overhype the experience - but I can't exactly put my finger on why. It was worthwhile doing and I am so glad to have tried it out - especially with my long connection.
Thanks for sharing this experience. I wonder if some bloggers think it's overhyped because of the understated quality of LP lounge? I definitely value substance over looks, so if the quality is high, that's what matters to me. Full disclaimer: I also don't drink alcohol, so that part of the experience will be lost on me :P

Looking at the seat map from DXB-CDG, P is totally unoccupied, and J is wide open. Does the price to upgrade change on the number of seats available in P? In other words, the price depends on supply.
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Old Jun 23, 22, 7:40 pm
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Originally Posted by UVAhoo06 View Post
Thanks for sharing this experience. I wonder if some bloggers think it's overhyped because of the understated quality of LP lounge? I definitely value substance over looks, so if the quality is high, that's what matters to me. Full disclaimer: I also don't drink alcohol, so that part of the experience will be lost on me :P

Looking at the seat map from DXB-CDG, P is totally unoccupied, and J is wide open. Does the price to upgrade change on the number of seats available in P? In other words, the price depends on supply.
In my experience, yes.
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Old Jun 25, 22, 7:55 pm
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Currently booked on a flight with no P. Is it possible to receive an offer in advance or at OLCI, which would require a flight change to the same destination? Or could I even get an offer to a different destination? Say, swapping JFK/IAD? Thanks
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Old Jun 26, 22, 3:53 am
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Currently booked on a flight with no P. Is it possible to receive an offer in advance or at OLCI, which would require a flight change to the same destination? Or could I even get an offer to a different destination? Say, swapping JFK/IAD? Thanks
Simple answer = no.
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Old Jun 26, 22, 6:35 pm
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When I looked at the AF seat map (on the app) for my flight from MEX-CDG-OTP, I was offered the opportunity to upgrade to the last P seat for $1525 USD. I declined. Seems really quite expensive, especially given that my layover in CDG is also 90 mins.

I also just noticed that I can upgrade my entire journey in August from DXB-CDG-JFK (from J to P) for ~$3300 USD. Seems kind of expensive, no?

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Old Jul 3, 22, 12:51 pm
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Itís first class. Itís supposed to be expensive.
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Old Jul 3, 22, 12:53 pm
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Itís first class. Itís supposed to be expensive.
Yup! Sounds about right!
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Old Jul 3, 22, 2:53 pm
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Originally Posted by UVAhoo06 View Post
When I looked at the AF seat map (on the app) for my flight from MEX-CDG-OTP, I was offered the opportunity to upgrade to the last P seat for $1525 USD. I declined. Seems really quite expensive, especially given that my layover in CDG is also 90 mins.

I also just noticed that I can upgrade my entire journey in August from DXB-CDG-JFK (from J to P) for ~$3300 USD. Seems kind of expensive, no?
How far in advance were you offered the upgrade for your MEX-CDG-OTP flights?
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Old Jul 4, 22, 3:12 pm
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How far in advance were you offered the upgrade for your MEX-CDG-OTP flights?
About an hour before departure.
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