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Pro-active Upgrade cost tracking and questions thread

Pro-active Upgrade cost tracking and questions thread

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An “official POUG” is defined (for the purposes of this wiki) as the rate that appears in red on the MMB/BA app. It is NOT the rate offered at the airport (please see http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...ng-thread.html), or the rate offered when you click on the “Upgrade my class of travel with money” link from within MMB, or the “Upgrade to the next available cabin” blue/grey banner in the app.
  • All POUGs earn full TPs and Avios for the upgraded cabin, subject to the original booking being paid for with cash.
  • POUGs *ARE* offered on Hand-Baggage Only fares, if available
  • POUGs only become available after 48 hours of making your booking, until any time up to, and including OLCI. After being checked in you will not be offered a POUG.
  • POUGs do not seem to become available for travel agent bookings, until 2-3 days before departure (YMMV)
  • POUGs cannot be requested from Service Centres, except that occasionally BA.com will not proceed with a POUG online and display a message inviting you to call the Service Centre to complete the transaction.
  • After a POUG has been purchased, the ticket become non changeable and non refundable, apart from government taxes.

Please add to this list as required, and include the month/year when the POUG is offered to you.

LON to Europe from ET to CE (typically £59-£69 for Band 1, £69-£79 for Band 2, £79-£89 for Band 3 and £89-£99 for Band 4):
  • ACE - £105
  • AGP – £79 (£99/€119 Dec 2014)
  • AMS - £69 / £56 (£99 from HBO in Nov 2014)
  • ATH - £99 (£109 from HBO in Oct 2014)
  • ARN – £72
  • BCN – £79 (£89 for Silver/Bronze and £114 for HBO Blue Dec 2014 - same fight, two bookings) // Blue Feb 2015 - LGW - BCN - £89 / BCN to LHR £115)
  • BGO – £64 (£79 for HBO in SEP2014)
  • BRI - £119 / €144 (Dec 2014)
  • BRU - £69
  • BSL - CHF 85 for BSL-LHR (£55 at then exchange rate) (CHF120 in Dec 2014)
  • BUD - £79 (£89 and £105 Dec 2014)
  • CDG - £69 (£75 Dec 2014; CDG-LHR €115 Dec 2014)
  • CMF - £69 (Dec 2014)
  • CPH - £79 (£129 from HBO Nov 2014)
  • CTA - £119/€144 (both Dec 2014)
  • DBV – £79
  • DUB – £69/£56 (£99 from HBO Nov 2014, £80 Dec 2014)
  • DUS – £69
  • FCO - £170 (Dec 14)
  • FRA – £69
  • GIB - £72 (£140 Dec 14)
  • GOT – £79
  • GVA - £79/£89
  • HAJ – £69
  • HAM – £69
  • HEL – £89
  • INN – £89 out / €109 back (Dec 14)
  • IST – £89
  • JER – £69
  • KBP - £80 / USD 129 (BA is not currently accepting Ukrainian currency)
  • LCA – £89 (£190 Dec 2014 from LCA; separately £134 to LCA Dec 2014)
  • LIN – £79
  • LIS – £79 (£119 offered Nov 14, £99 and £145 Dec 14)
  • LUX - £69
  • MAD - £79
  • MAH - £69
  • MUC - £79
  • MXP - £119 (€89 MXP - LHR)
  • NCE - £140 (each way, 21/DEC/14)
  • ORY - £69
  • OSL - £79 (£64/640 NOK reported)
  • OTP - £79/€89
  • PMI - £69 (Dec 2014)
  • PRG – £79
  • PSA - £79
  • SZG - £114 (Nov 2015)
  • SOF - £89
  • STR – £69
  • TIA – £89 (£99 offered Dec 14 for TIA-LGW) (€119 TIA-LGW Dec 2014)
  • TRN – £79
  • TXL – £69
  • VCE – £79
  • VIE – £79 [£129 as of Nov14! GBP99 LHR-VIE + GBP99 VIE-LHR Nov14]
  • VRN- €139 (~£110) Nov 2014 - £89 / €109 Dec 2014
  • WAW – £69 (£110 Dec 14)
  • ZAG – £79
  • ZRH – £79 (£87 (CHF135) for ZRH-LHR): LCY-ZRH + v.v. £69 (offered 11/14)

LON to North America (price shown from lower cabin to mentioned cabin, e.g. WTP means price to POUG from WT to WTP):
  • ATL - WTP £189
  • BOS – WTP £189 (mid-2014) £219 (December 2014)
  • IAD - WTP £157
  • JFK/EWR – WTP £189 (can be as low as £133) / CW £443 / F £527 (F £599 02/08)
  • LAS - WTP £180
  • LAX – WTP £229 / CW £599 (CW £548 Jan 2015)
  • MCO– WTP £180
  • MEX – F £447/£525 / £229 WT-WTP (November 28 2015)/ 4640 MXN WT-WTP (December 14 2015)
  • MIA – WTP £209 / CW £525
  • ORD – WTP £171 / CW £525 / F £499
  • PHL – WTP £189
  • SAN – CW £599
  • SEA – WTP £199
  • SFO – WTP £170
  • YYZ – WTP £171 (return leg) / CW £425 / F £499
  • YYC - WTP £134
  • YVR – WTP £175 / CW £350


LON to South America (price shown from lower cabin to mentioned cabin, e.g. WTP means price to POUG from WT to WTP):
  • EZE – WTP £199
  • GRU – WTP £209 / F £499 / WT to CW £699
  • GIG - WT to CW £699


LON to Asia (price shown from lower cabin to mentioned cabin, e.g. WTP means price to POUG from WT to WTP):
  • BKK - WTP £126-£140 / CW £549 / F £
  • BOM - WTP £ / CW £450 / F £
  • DEL - F £499, subsequently reduced to £400
  • HKG – WTP £199 (offered £172 for a Nov 2014 flight) / CW £599 / F £599
  • NRT - WTP £199 / CW £ / F £525
  • ICN - CW £499
  • SIN - WTP SGD$320

LON to Australia and Oceania (price shown from lower cabin to mentioned cabin, e.g. WTP means price to POUG from WT to WTP):
  • SYD – WTP £170 / CW £399


LON to Africa & Middle East (price shown from lower cabin to mentioned cabin, e.g. WTP means price to POUG from WT to WTP):
  • AUH – F £499
  • CAI - WTP £121
  • DXB – WTP £179 / F £499
  • EBB - WTP £142
  • JNB - WTP £209
  • NBO - WTP £189


Non-LON routes (price shown from lower cabin to mentioned cabin, e.g. WTP means price to POUG from WT to WTP):
  • SYD-SIN – F £465
  • AMS-LGW - CE €79
  • BCN-LHR - CE £64
  • BRU-LHR - CE £105 (12.2014)
  • CDG-LHR - CE €79
  • DUB-LHR - CE €109 (£85.70-ish) from HBO booked 05.12.14, offered 08.12.14
  • BOM-LHR - F cINR40,000 (c£395)
  • JNB-LHR WTP - £189
  • TLV-LHR - F $600 (c£370)
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Old Oct 26, 10, 3:40 pm
  #136  
 
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Originally Posted by tristan727 View Post
I've got a longhaul flight in 3 days, which am dreading as is paid for by another company & in Y...just currently trying to extract the booking ref. off of them - so can plug it in to see what, if any, upgrade options I have.
If you cannot get the booking ref beforehand then there is a desk in T5 dedicated to paid upgrades (at least there has been for the last few months). If may be able to get an upgrade to WTP for £120-150. Then cross your fingers for an Op Up to CW. I don't think you can pay for a double upgrade.
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Old Oct 27, 10, 7:14 am
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Originally Posted by estate View Post
sunrisegirl mentioned that upgrading by more than one class wasn't allowed, but I think she was referring specifically to ex-LGW flights.

I know I recently flew SYD-BKK and was offered Y->Y+ for A$350 and Y->J for A$1000.
I took the former but the "double upgrade" was certainly available, although the flight was wide open.
Last week I upgraded SEA>LHR Y>Y+ for 300USD at the airport; the Y>J offer was available for 900USD. Double upgrade was definitely possible.
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Old Oct 31, 10, 5:12 pm
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How long does it take for upgrade options to appear in MMB? I thought it was instant ish, but made a booking a few hours ago LHR-GVA and the upgrading options are greyed out, both for this flight and the return from ZRH. The very nice BAEC person I spoke to quoted (for a one-way upgrade) £173 plus £60 as an upgrade fee (due to ticket conditions) but I was rather hoping for a £80-100 CE upgrade to appear in MMB.

I get "We regret that it has not been possible to retrieve the full itinerary details required to enable you to change your booking on ba.com. Please contact your local British Airways office." when clicking on the greyed out option.

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Old Oct 31, 10, 5:48 pm
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The special upgrade offer does not always appear right away, if at all.
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Old Nov 1, 10, 4:33 am
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Offered WT+ to CW at the desk in Boston last night for $400. Tempted but only a 6hr flight.
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Old Nov 1, 10, 4:41 am
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Just out of curiosity, did anybody ever get an proactive upgrade offer on a booking made by phone? I have a WT out, WTP + MFU in to LAX coming up and they still haven't offered me an el cheapo upgrade to WFP on the outbound.

Oh, if they do and i take it (and there is availability) can you MFU it?
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Old Nov 1, 10, 4:48 am
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Originally Posted by dnajockey View Post
Offered WT+ to CW at the desk in Boston last night for $400. Tempted but only a 6hr flight.
Would you have got J miles and Tiers for that?

I have a WT+ back from BOS in late Nov and such an upgrade could really help me get to Silver, so I'd be sorely tempted if the points posted as J
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Old Nov 1, 10, 4:54 am
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Yes you would get J miles and points I believe. If they do not show then you need to either email or call BA.
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Old Nov 5, 10, 10:02 am
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Originally Posted by henkybaby View Post
Just out of curiosity, did anybody ever get an proactive upgrade offer on a booking made by phone? I have a WT out, WTP + MFU in to LAX coming up and they still haven't offered me an el cheapo upgrade to WFP on the outbound.

Oh, if they do and i take it (and there is availability) can you MFU it?
I'm in the same position with regard to flights between LHR and IAD.

Although I paid for revenue flights - and only MFU'd the return leg from WT+ to CW - MMB says I can't upgrade a "redemption flight."

I just tried to call BA Customer Services to enquire as to whether this is right. The lady said I should be able to pay for upgrades to WT+ outbound, however before she came back with a price I was cut off

I suspect if I try and do this over the phone they may come back with a silly price so I may just try my luck and wait until I get to the airport.
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Old Nov 5, 10, 1:10 pm
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Originally Posted by henkybaby View Post
Just out of curiosity, did anybody ever get an proactive upgrade offer on a booking made by phone? I have a WT out, WTP + MFU in to LAX coming up and they still haven't offered me an el cheapo upgrade to WFP on the outbound.

Oh, if they do and i take it (and there is availability) can you MFU it?
I waited today to see if they would give me a cheaper upgrade at OLCI, but despite there apparently being space left (according to the KVS seat map), nothing was offered. I'll have to see if there are any going at T5 tomorrow. I could have upgraded through MMB, but they wanted £750 one way. It's not worth *that* much over Y.
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Old Nov 5, 10, 1:26 pm
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LHR-BUD, GBP125 at OLCI on a t/a ticket.

One interesting bug when your return is under 24 hours. The upgrade will appear for both sectors when you open OLCI for the outbound, but this seems to be your only opportunity to u/g the return on line.
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Old Nov 6, 10, 5:06 am
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LHR-NRT WT->WT+ was £179 at Customer Services at LHR yesterday
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Old Nov 6, 10, 8:21 pm
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Originally Posted by timezonehopper View Post
LHR-NRT WT->WT+ was £179 at Customer Services at LHR yesterday
LHR-JFK exactly the same a few days ago, hoping the price is similar for my return from YUL.
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Old Nov 7, 10, 2:33 am
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Has anyone been offered an upgrade to CE at OLCI for flights between LHR and DME? If so, what has been the cost?

Thanks.
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Old Nov 7, 10, 2:41 am
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Still nothing, but I have already decided that the 'upgrade' from WT (29A) to WTP (any seat) is probably not worth any money. I will take a freebee though, unless I wind up in a middle seat in WTP.
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