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Successful/unsuccessful RU/elite APD upgrades

Successful/unsuccessful RU/elite APD upgrades

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Old Jan 7, 19, 5:20 am
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Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: New Zealand
Programs: NZ Elite, QF Platinum, VA Gold
Posts: 1,469
Date: October 2018
Route: BNE - AKL
Class upgrade: Y - J
Type: short haul RU
Status: Elite
Can't recall when it was confirmed although I think I submitted it within 24hrs of departure.

Date: 7 November 2018
Route: AKL-YVR
Class upgrade: PE-J
Type of upgrade: RU
Status: Elite
Confirmed ~ 3hrs prior to departure when flight opened for check-in.

Date: 13 November 2018
Route: LAX - AKL
Class upgrade: PE - J
Type of upgrade: RU
Status: Elite
Declined - it was the WOW vs Air NZ wing issue. Had 12 seats open in J prior to that

Date: 29 December 2018
Route: AKL-PER
Class upgrade: PE-J
Type: RU
Status: Elite partner (Jade)
Approved day prior

For those upgrading Y - PE x2 people, do they tend to seat you together? I think they black out a couple of seats in PE so it might be possible to snag those but I have visions of being seated in the middle and rows apart or something. Not ideal but doable I guess. I've only done this once short haul and been successful. I've never requested APD upgrades long haul.
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Old Jan 8, 19, 3:04 am
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Join Date: Sep 2017
Programs: Air NZ Koru, Air NZ ELT *G, IHG Rewards Spire Elite, Emirates, Flying Blue, QANTAS
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Originally Posted by kiwicyclo View Post
Date: 30 Dec 2018
Route: AKL- SIN
Class Upgrade: ECONOMY TO PE
Type of Upgrade: elite APD
Status: Jade
Status: Confirmed at gate

Girlfriend on gifting register. Tickets booked 7 days out, flexible economy return.

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Date: 7 January 2019
Route: SIN - AKL
Class upgrade: Economy to PE
Type of upgrade: Elite APD
Status : Jade
Status: Pending
SIN - AKL Ultimstely declined,
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Old Jan 8, 19, 3:34 am
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Originally Posted by NZbutterfly View Post
Date: October 2018
Route: BNE - AKL
Class upgrade: Y - J
Type: short haul RU
Status: Elite
Can't recall when it was confirmed although I think I submitted it within 24hrs of departure.

Date: 7 November 2018
Route: AKL-YVR
Class upgrade: PE-J
Type of upgrade: RU
Status: Elite
Confirmed ~ 3hrs prior to departure when flight opened for check-in.

Date: 13 November 2018
Route: LAX - AKL
Class upgrade: PE - J
Type of upgrade: RU
Status: Elite
Declined - it was the WOW vs Air NZ wing issue. Had 12 seats open in J prior to that

Date: 29 December 2018
Route: AKL-PER
Class upgrade: PE-J
Type: RU
Status: Elite partner (Jade)
Approved day prior

For those upgrading Y - PE x2 people, do they tend to seat you together? I think they black out a couple of seats in PE so it might be possible to snag those but I have visions of being seated in the middle and rows apart or something. Not ideal but doable I guess. I've only done this once short haul and been successful. I've never requested APD upgrades long haul.
I assumed it was a requirement. I have never not been seated together and no couple I upgraded was not seated together.
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Old Jan 31, 19, 2:47 pm
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Originally Posted by kiwicyclo View Post
Date: 5th February 2019
Route: SYD - AKL - NZ108
Class upgrade: PE to J
Type of upgrade: APD $150 per pax
Status: Elite / Jade
Status: Upgrade Pending, requested at time of booking

Requested 1 for me (Elite) 1 for girlfriend (Jade)

SYD - AKL NZ108 both upgrades approved 7 days out.
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Old Jan 31, 19, 5:27 pm
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Location: Wellington, NZ
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Route: AKL - ADL NZ191
Date: 30 Jan 2019
Class upgrade: PE to J
Type of upgrade: RU
Status: Gold
Status: Upgrade requested at time of booking, pending. Cleared 7 days out.

Route: ADL-AKL NZ 192
Date: 4 Feb 2019
Class upgrade: PE to J
Type of upgrade: RU
Status: Gold
Status: Upgrade requested at time of booking, pending. Cleared 7 days out.
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Old Feb 10, 19, 4:58 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Wellington, NZ
Programs: Air NZ Elite*G; Skywards Gold; SPG/Marriott Gold; Accor Gold; GHA Platinum; Hertz President's Circle
Posts: 31
Date: 9 Feb 2019
Route: AKL-LAX-LHR NZ2
Class upgrade: PE to J
Type of upgrade: Gifted 2 x RUs
Status: Elite - Gifted to Jade
Status: AKL-LAX confirmed at check-in ahead of domestic connection ex WLG; LAX-LHR confirmed on arrival into LAX.

Both upgrades requested around 2 months out at the time of the original PE booking in early December - pleasantly surprised to see both clear given the route and a Saturday departure - Air NZ team in Wellington were absolutely fantastic in terms of getting confirmation of the upgrade for the first leg ex AKL!
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Old Feb 10, 19, 7:02 pm
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Location: AKL
Programs: NZ Elite, QF Gold, Honors Gold, Accor Gold
Posts: 1,482
Route: AKL-SYD NZ105
Date: 14 Feb 2019
Class upgrade: Y to PE
Type of upgrade: Elite APD x3
Status: Elite
Status: x2 Confirmed on booking and x1 confirmed at T-7 (friend on separate booking same flight)

Route: SYD-AKL NZ112
Date: 17 Feb 2019
Class upgrade: Y to PE
Type of upgrade: Elite APD x2
Status: Elite
Status: Confirmed on booking
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Old Feb 11, 19, 1:34 am
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Join Date: Oct 2018
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Route: AKL-YVR NZ24
Date: 17th Feb, 2019
Class upgrade: Y to PE
Type : APD x 1
Status: Elite
Status: Confirmed on booking today

Route: SFO-AKL NZ7
Date: 23rd Feb, 2019
Class upgrade: Y to PE
Type: APD x 1
Status: Elite
Status: Confirmed on booking today
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Old Feb 11, 19, 1:54 pm
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Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Auckland NZ
Programs: NZ*E
Posts: 72
Route: AKL-YVR NZ24
Date: 27th Jan 2019
Class upgrade: PE to BP
Type : RU x 1
Status: Elite
Status: Confirmed on booking in August 2018

Route: YVR - AKL NZ23
Date: 10th Feb 2019
Class upgrade: PE to BP
Type: RU x 1
Status: Elite
Status: Declined as BP was full of fully paying customers. (It was sold out on 5th Feb.).
(This is the first time in about 6 years that I have had a RU declined on a North American (usually YVR) route, so I have little to complain about).
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Old Feb 16, 19, 7:49 pm
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Applied for Y to PE Elite APDs x2 on NZ112 today (SYD-AKL) which cleared on booking and then op-upd x2 to BP after checking in. First op-up on NZ.
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Old Feb 23, 19, 12:16 am
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Location: SIN
Programs: NZ*E, QF Gold, Hilton Gold
Posts: 185
Route: SIN-AKL NZ281
Date: 17th Apr 2019
Class upgrade: PE to BP
Type: APD
Status: Elite
Status: Confirmed on booking
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Old Feb 23, 19, 10:37 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 30
Route AKL-HNL NZ10
Date: 23rd Feb
Class upgrade: Y (Skycouch) to PE (x 2)
Type: RU
Status: One Gold, One Silver
Status: Requested and confirmed at AKL premium check in (took about 30mins)
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Old Feb 24, 19, 10:29 pm
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Syd to Akl
RU Silver
24 Feb
Still ‘pending’ - but I’ve arrived in AKL for 24 hours so I assume it’s a Decline! Lol
plane was full.
Wondering when I get the RU back?
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Old Feb 27, 19, 5:03 am
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3 from 3 for my last RU applications, makes a nice change from 3 previous denied and wasted RU
Date: Feb 2018
Route: YVR-AKL
Class upgrade: PE to J
Type of upgrade: RU
Status: Silver
Confirmed at check in

Date: 10 Feb 2019
Route: LHR-LAX
Class upgrade: PE to J
Type of upgrade: RU
Status: Gold
Confirmed at Air NZ desk after arrival from ZRH
Date: 10 Feb 2019
Route: LAX-AKL
Class upgrade: PE to J
Type of upgrade: RU
Status: Gold
Confirmed at gate

NZ1 had 9-10 seats available in BP 3 days out so there must have been a number of successes that day
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Old Mar 4, 19, 10:38 pm
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Join Date: Sep 2017
Programs: Air NZ Koru, Air NZ ELT *G, IHG Rewards Spire Elite, Emirates, Flying Blue, QANTAS
Posts: 176
Date: 7th April 2019
Route: AKL-IAH
Class Upgrade: Economy to PE
Type of Upgrade: APD
Status: Elite / Elite Partner
Status: Pending

Submitted at time of booking for Elite (me) and Elite Partner

Date: 11th April 2019
Route: IAH - AKL
Class Upgrade: Economy to PE
Type of Upgrade: APD
Status: Elite / Elite Partner
Status: Pending

Submitted at time of booking for Elite (me) and Elite Partner





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