Successful/unsuccessful oneup bids

Old Apr 24, 18, 5:33 pm
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AKL to Bali unsuccseful

$300 pp for my wife and I to upgrade from works to premium economy on akl to Bali was unsuccessful.
i noticed there are no premium economy seats available for sale on the return leg so have changed my bid to skycouch for $500 since itís a night flight. I just want some space really.
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Old Apr 24, 18, 6:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Brook Lester View Post
$300 pp for my wife and I to upgrade from works to premium economy on akl to Bali was unsuccessful.
i noticed there are no premium economy seats available for sale on the return leg so have changed my bid to skycouch for $500 since itís a night flight. I just want some space really.
You could always just ask for a Twinseat at check-in which is a lot cheaper and will be granted providing there is space available.
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Old Apr 24, 18, 8:02 pm
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Thanks. Yes this crossed my mind, but after checking the seat map for availability, the flight looks full. If I'm unsuccessful again, that will still be an option.
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Old May 7, 18, 12:24 am
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6 May
HKG to AKL
Y to PE
$300 bid Gold uplift- very weak
2 pax - me gold and wife silver
Confirmed 5 days out
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Old May 7, 18, 1:04 pm
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Two for my girlfriend:

12APR18 NZ7 SFO-AKL
Y (W) to PE
$505 bid, UA*S so unsure if there was any uplift
1 pax
Confirmed 5 days out.

18APR18 NZ8 AKL-SFO
Y (H) to PE
$505 bid, UA*S
1 pax
Confirmed 6 hours out.

Both flights were very heavily sold in Y for several weeks out, but U and J class were both quite empty.

Now trying to get a refund of the seat select fee paid the morning of NZ8 during checkin, which then went to waste when NZ confirmed the OneUp a few hours later...
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Old May 7, 18, 2:42 pm
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Originally Posted by ajnz View Post

Now trying to get a refund of the seat select fee paid the morning of NZ8 during checkin, which then went to waste when NZ confirmed the OneUp a few hours later...
Air NZ don't refund seat select or preferred seat fees if any form of upgrade is processed (RU/APD/Oneup). This is made very clear in their T&C and when you lodge the upgrade.

https://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/oneu...and-conditions
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Old May 7, 18, 2:53 pm
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Originally Posted by sbiddle View Post
Air NZ don't refund seat select or preferred seat fees if any form of upgrade is processed (RU/APD/Oneup). This is made very clear in their T&C and when you lodge the upgrade.

https://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/oneu...and-conditions
I'm aware of that, but in this case, I have requested NZ to make an exception. The sequence - and timing - of events was unfortunate.
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Old May 7, 18, 3:30 pm
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Originally Posted by ajnz View Post
I'm aware of that, but in this case, I have requested NZ to make an exception. The sequence - and timing - of events was unfortunate.
LOL!!! Good luck!
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Old May 19, 18, 3:00 am
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NZ2 AKL-LAX, 370 to PE declined at 1 hr
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Old May 19, 18, 2:47 pm
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NZ103 / NZ108
AKL-SYD-AKL

Y to PE - NZ$100 each way - accepted 7 days out. Price difference was around $700 a segment (usually it is a lot less but at the time of booking last week it was around that - PE more expensive than J :/)
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Old May 21, 18, 2:59 am
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I bid $1030 for upgrade from PE - business
My bid wasnít unsuccessful but it will
be updated 7-9 hours prior to flying which is super annoying

What are my odds? Or am I SOL?
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Old May 21, 18, 4:08 am
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Your odds are in the range of 0% to 100%

I'm not sure what's annoying about not knowing about an upgrade until the day. The vast majority of upgrades don't clear until somewhere between check-in and the gate.
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Old May 21, 18, 10:58 am
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Originally Posted by sbiddle View Post
Your odds are in the range of 0% to 100%

I'm not sure what's annoying about not knowing about an upgrade until the day. The vast majority of upgrades don't clear until somewhere between check-in and the gate.
Annoying is probably the wrong word - every other one up attempt for me has been accepted or declined a few days prior which was a great way to start the holiday
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Old May 21, 18, 1:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Ethan Hertz View Post


Annoying is probably the wrong word - every other one up attempt for me has been accepted or declined a few days prior which was a great way to start the holiday
Well the fact it hasn't been declined yet means there is still a chance of it clearing. Most people would be incredibly happy about that!
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Old May 21, 18, 1:28 pm
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Originally Posted by sbiddle View Post
Well the fact it hasn't been declined yet means there is still a chance of it clearing. Most people would be incredibly happy about that!
Yeah, i guess i should look on the bright side! Who knows, my $1000+ bid still might be good enough to appease the OneUp gods
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