Paid Upgrades

Old Jan 4, 16, 12:16 am
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Originally Posted by DomesticGoddess View Post
I just had one of these emailed to me for my upcoming BOG-HAV flight with my partner. The slider gives me options of USD200 to USD310 per person. Given I've already got lounge access as *G, not really worth it for a 3.5hr flight.
I wouldn't bother with it. I made that mistake a month ago on a longer flight than yours for less money. It wasn't worth the extra money. Also, if Avianca accepts your offer, you won't earn any miles for the flight.
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Old Mar 24, 16, 6:27 pm
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Avianca Paid upgrades

Has anyone experience any luck getting upgraded on AV85 or AV86 LAX-BOG-LAX?

My actually route will take me from

LAX to BOG to PTY

but I'm wondering if I'm able to upgrade, being that the flight from BOG to PTY is flown by AeroGal.

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Old Dec 29, 16, 9:00 am
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Got the email and a follow up email; Avianca slider is $300-$450 to upgrade the short, 2.5 hour hop from Cartagena to Miami on 1/3

Are they crazy? I'll still get a hot meal in the back. If it were $100 or maybe even $150 I'd think about it but hard to think they're going to get $300 to upgrade that short of a route
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Old Jan 5, 17, 9:58 am
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Originally Posted by lds89 View Post
Got the email and a follow up email; Avianca slider is $300-$450 to upgrade the short, 2.5 hour hop from Cartagena to Miami on 1/3

Are they crazy?
Yes, it's insane, especially considering the $2K business class fares from LAX-LHR/MAD/BCN.

They've clearly not yet learned how to properly monetize the front cabin
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Old Jan 28, 17, 12:15 pm
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Originally Posted by lds89 View Post
Got the email and a follow up email; Avianca slider is $300-$450 to upgrade the short, 2.5 hour hop from Cartagena to Miami on 1/3

Are they crazy? I'll still get a hot meal in the back. If it were $100 or maybe even $150 I'd think about it but hard to think they're going to get $300 to upgrade that short of a route
Yeah, received the same $300 MIN to $720 Max slider, not worth it for a 2 HR and 41 min flight, plus I already have club lounge access.
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Old May 15, 18, 8:29 am
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Anyone get the offer for JFK-GRU or vice-versa?
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Old Jun 7, 18, 7:04 pm
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Minimum bids for some flights coming up:
SCL LIM $230
LIM MVD: $275
MVD BOG: $300
BOG LAX: $325 + 9.5% tax
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Old Jun 8, 18, 3:27 pm
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Unfortunately the upgrades are non competitive. Mine are
LHR- BOG $550
BOG-SCL $400
SCL-LIM $230
LIM-UIO $240
UIO-BOG $190
BOG-LHR $550
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Old Mar 13, 19, 5:38 pm
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Got the email but minimums were not great:

LAX - BOG: $330
BOG - LAX: $330

Seems high when for $400 each way over my original ticket, I could just book it outright. First flight is still over a week away, so going to wait and see if they come down. Would be nice to get it for the way there, at least, since it's a red-eye.
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Old Jul 1, 19, 9:33 am
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If the offer is accepted. Do you earn the Y miles or do you get a new booking class for C and that miles.
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Old Nov 8, 19, 2:24 pm
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Any experience with upgrades going MAD - BOG and back? I donít feel like shelling out 2k for a biz class trip round trip, but Iíd love to know whether I might have any shot at buying an upgrade at the airport or bidding via email. If so, any price range I should expect?
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Old Nov 9, 19, 2:21 am
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From experience I would say around 450 dollars minimum. Avianca upgrades are not a good value. You donít get any extra miles either.
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