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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 Jun 12, 2024, 1:09 am
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Uograde prices seem insane to ME personally on AF and KLM, yet they seem to sell them?

I just flew with a antiquated J KLM 2x2x2 setup in J I just cannot imagine people paying 1000 or more to upgrade to that but flights went out full or J1 😁 I was happy to be in J using my Ulti upgrade from last year otherwise I would have been in pain I am sure
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Old Jun 12, 2024, 1:15 am
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Originally Posted by kauppias
Uograde prices seem insane to ME personally on AF and KLM, yet they seem to sell them?
because ULTI are flying a lot and frequently in J, they do not receive the cheapest upgrade offers.
Thats simple
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Old Jun 12, 2024, 1:33 am
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Originally Posted by kauppias
I just flew with a antiquated J KLM 2x2x2 setup in J I just cannot imagine people paying 1000 or more to upgrade to that but flights went out full or J1 😁
Could've been overbooked as well
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Old Jun 12, 2024, 3:17 am
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Originally Posted by gojko88
Could've been overbooked as well
definitely - that's how I get my op-ups on the NUE-AMS flights. they offer the upgrade for sometimes very ridiculous prices - but in the end I receive an upgrade for free. nobody buys these upgrades on NUE-AMS (I follow the seat map (change seat) until it's no longer displayed prior to the flight. seats in J stay unoccupied until seatmap disappears and upgrades are processed.

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Old Jun 12, 2024, 3:18 am
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Originally Posted by f0zzyNUE
definitely - that's how I get my op-ups on the NUE-AMS flights. they offer the upgrade for sometimes very ridiculous prices - but in the end I receive an upgrade for free.
That, or some of the Explorers in your cabin that got offered a 599€ upgrade

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Old Jun 12, 2024, 3:28 am
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I firmly believe that the 99% of Explorers wouldn't pay the price of their Economy ticket for a one-way upgrade to J
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Old Jun 12, 2024, 3:35 am
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Originally Posted by gojko88
I firmly believe that the 99% of Explorers wouldn't pay the price of their Economy ticket for a one-way upgrade to J
Probably not indeed! But you only need a small fraction to fill up a J cabin.

I fondly remember when I started flying AFKL again a few years back. As a nobody, I almost always got 500 long-haul Y->J upgrades (80%-90% of flights maybe?), and I never got offered absurdly high prices at the time. Boy, did I enjoy this gravy train while it lasted...
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Old Jun 13, 2024, 4:05 am
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CDG-BER for tomorrow afternoon - €249 🫠
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Old Jun 17, 2024, 2:16 am
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Originally Posted by gojko88
CDG-BER for tomorrow afternoon - 249 🫠
Interestingly enough, only 99 for the return leg BER-CDG. Not sure which of the following this means:

(i) I am out of purgatory
(ii) the flight is very empty, so they're trying to maximise revenue
(iii) the flight is very full and overbooking is likely, so they'd rather upgrade for cash than for free

I guess I'll find out this evening
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Old Jun 17, 2024, 12:26 pm
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HKG-AMS from W to J: EUR 479. Seat only became available about 2 hours before take-off, but we needed two so stuck with W. Same offer for Silver and Gold though.
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Old Jun 24, 2024, 11:53 am
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CDG-AMS
AMS-LCY
LHR-CDG

All at €89 per leg.
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Old Jun 25, 2024, 1:53 pm
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CDG-MRS - 199 EUR

I respectfully declined.
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Old Jun 26, 2024, 4:59 am
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At this price, you didn't have to do it respectfully.
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Old Jun 26, 2024, 6:44 am
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Thumbs up

Originally Posted by jerry_greece
At this price, you didn't have to do it respectfully.
Well, AF service is usually fine for me, and on this specific flight, their support and staff made a 23mn connection upon arrival possible. I am grateful.
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Old Jun 27, 2024, 7:55 am
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3 Awards ticket

ORY-RUN
2024-06-16 Y to J 749€ and Y to W 369€
2024-06-19 Y to J 649€ and Y to W 319€

RUN-ORY
2024-06-24 Y to J 849€

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