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New policy for paid and miles upgrades (AF/KL) - sept 2017

New policy for paid and miles upgrades (AF/KL) - sept 2017

Old Nov 23, 17, 2:39 am
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CDG -> LHR (usual offer at 139)

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Old Nov 23, 17, 2:56 am
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Originally Posted by Ditto View Post
TLV-CDG is roughly 4 hours, and it is "European J", so nothing too exciting, but 500$ for both is definitely a good deal, and you will get 250% mileage on the TLV-CDG leg which is nice.
I know it's the Euro J but then if we'd divide it like $100 TLV-CDG and $400 CDG-SFO then I'd have paid that $100 for securing blocked middle seat on a 4 - 5 hours flight as well (just hypothetically if I was deciding to pay $400 for CDG-SFO upgrade or $500 TLV-CDG-SFO upgrade).
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Old Nov 23, 17, 11:42 am
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First time that I got the offer to upgrade with miles, too.

CDG-NUE, Y -> C, 119 EUR or 30.000 miles (ridiculous)
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Old Nov 23, 17, 11:52 am
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On the other end: flying LOS-CDG-JFK. Was hoping to get offered J from PE on LOS-CDG since it's an overnight flight, but I was not.

I was offered CDG-JFK on a 777-300ER for $397.88, which I happily took.

I'm not super familiar with the AF/KLM upgrade process (I generally fly domestic DL) - is there any change that calling AF would get me an opportunity to UG on the LOS-CDG leg, or do they not offer it if it's not at OLCI.
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Old Nov 25, 17, 3:09 am
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with this new upgrade pricing schema - will you receive business class mileage when you upgrade or is it still that you get the miles for the paid class?
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Old Nov 25, 17, 3:28 am
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Originally Posted by f0zzyNUE View Post
with this new upgrade pricing schema - will you receive business class mileage when you upgrade or is it still that you get the miles for the paid class?
It’s still not clear to me. Previously you were earning the miles of your originally-booked fare/class. Now that the prices are reaching crazy amounts, and correspond more to a fare difference rather than a discounted paid upgrade, it would make sense/be fair to earn the miles of the upgraded class, FB being so generous by nature [sarcasm on]
In any case, do not forget that all this will not be valid anymore from April 1st 2018, as miles earning will depends on the fare paid and paid upgrades will be eligible.

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Old Nov 25, 17, 3:43 am
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Originally Posted by Goldorak View Post
In any case, do not forget that all this not be valid anymore from April 1st 2018, as miles earning will depends on the fare paid and paid upgrades will be eligible.
interesting will be whether the new cos (purchased as cash upgrade) will determine the XP earned
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Old Nov 25, 17, 7:32 am
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Originally Posted by f0zzyNUE View Post
interesting will be whether the new cos (purchased as cash upgrade) will determine the XP earned
cos ?
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Old Nov 25, 17, 10:17 am
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Mia-cdg (y->w) €619
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Old Nov 25, 17, 11:46 am
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I guess when you now book an expensive fare, the way to upgrade is then to scout for Z fare (or A fare if to W) openings to see if you can change the entire ticket cheaply (in my case the drop for the return portion went down from $6500 to $1900 ish).
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Old Nov 26, 17, 12:14 am
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Originally Posted by Goldorak View Post
cos ?
Class Of Service
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Old Nov 26, 17, 12:52 am
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Got an offer from Y to W for my upcoming CDG JNB flight on monday for 299. No miles options. Got it as I find the all Economy lower deck in the A380 quite depressing.
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Old Nov 26, 17, 2:23 am
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Originally Posted by f0zzyNUE View Post
Class Of Service
Ah OK thanks
Indeed, good question...
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Old Nov 26, 17, 2:24 am
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Originally Posted by BA6948 View Post
Got an offer from Y to W for my upcoming CDG JNB flight on monday for 299. No miles options. Got it as I find the all Economy lower deck in the A380 quite depressing.
Good deal.
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Old Nov 26, 17, 2:38 am
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Originally Posted by BA6948 View Post
Got an offer from Y to W for my upcoming CDG JNB flight on monday for 299. No miles options. Got it as I find the all Economy lower deck in the A380 quite depressing.
Originally Posted by Goldorak View Post
Good deal.
That would probably reflect the price difference between Y and PE, I would hardly call it a good deal unless OP gets the extra miles as well...
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