Newbie questions on upgrades

Old May 23, 17, 9:49 am
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Newbie questions on upgrades

Haven't flow AB for ages.

Can I upgrade a flight (TLV-TXL-SFO), AB purchased, in anyway using Avios or AA miles? Obviously the longhaul sector is the one of interest

I saw the "make us an offer deal" for upgrades:

1. How do I do that for one passenger only on a shared PNR?
2. When do you get notified on success?
3. Strategies for making it happen (i.e. bidding correctly....)

thanks!
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Old May 30, 17, 1:08 am
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Bumping this. Now pretty sure AA/Avios not useful and just links to best way to use the make an offer system.

also separate the PNR....
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Old May 31, 17, 4:58 am
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If you are not succesful with the bid for upgrades and you do have AB miles, definitely try again at the airport ticket desk before the flight. There is quite a chance that an upgrade might be available on the day of flight with some addtl. miles for the sameday upgrade, but still for an OK amount of miles IMO.
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Old May 31, 17, 10:17 am
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Originally Posted by ralfkrippner View Post
If you are not succesful with the bid for upgrades and you do have AB miles, definitely try again at the airport ticket desk before the flight. There is quite a chance that an upgrade might be available on the day of flight with some addtl. miles for the sameday upgrade, but still for an OK amount of miles IMO.
Thanks, no AB miles only AA/BA...

I searched but did not find much on the bidding scenarios (on more active FT forums such a scheme would be strongly covered)

1. When you bid when do you get an answer (right away? Day before flight?)
2. If you bid the low end do you basically never win and the high end almost always win? Chances of a mid range bid to be successful?
3. Any other tips for successful bidding?
4. Can you upgrade day of flight not with miles? (Hello how much would an upgrade cost me?)
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Old Jun 4, 17, 3:27 am
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Originally Posted by seaskybound View Post
Thanks, no AB miles only AA/BA...

I searched but did not find much on the bidding scenarios (on more active FT forums such a scheme would be strongly covered)

1. When you bid when do you get an answer (right away? Day before flight?)
2. If you bid the low end do you basically never win and the high end almost always win? Chances of a mid range bid to be successful?
3. Any other tips for successful bidding?
4. Can you upgrade day of flight not with miles? (Hello how much would an upgrade cost me?)
friendly bump. I am sure the forum has experience on the bidding system
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Old Jul 14, 17, 12:51 pm
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Would like to bid on an upgrade and hence bumping this thread
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