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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 Nov 7, 10, 5:01 am
  #151  
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Originally Posted by TravellerFrequently View Post
Has anyone been offered an upgrade to CE at OLCI for flights between LHR and DME? If so, what has been the cost?

Thanks.
Not seen it at OLCI, but available consistently at time of booking for £200 one way.
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Old Nov 7, 10, 6:00 am
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Originally Posted by Smirnoff View Post
Not seen it at OLCI, but available consistently at time of booking for £200 one way.
Thanks.

Unfortunately, as I am not staying at Saturday night, the difference between my 'B' class ticket and the cheapest CE was quite large when I booked the ticket through the work T/A, although I cannot remember now.
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Old Nov 7, 10, 6:41 am
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IAH-LHR for 400USD at check in for WT+ to CW a few weeks ago. Almost a 10 hour flight so well worth it IMO.
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Old Nov 8, 10, 11:05 am
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Airport upgrades - AA codeshare

I am booked in WT on the AA codeshare of BA296 (ORD-LHR), issued on an AA ticket (001).

Does anyone know if I will be able to purchase an upgrade to WT+ at the airport when the ticket is not booked with the BA flight number and/or issued on BA stock?
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Old Nov 9, 10, 12:41 am
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PVG airport upgrades

Yesterday there were signs offering upgrades at the check in desks

Y to WT+ 2200 RMB (£220)
WT+ to J 8000 RMB (£800)
J to F 10000 RMB (£1000)

seemed a pretty quiet flight (was in F)
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Old Nov 9, 10, 3:14 am
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Reading through the various Pro Active offers people have had and from my own experience, it seems the SH offers (ET TO CE) are pretty bad value.

I was offered WT to WT+ on JFK-LHR for just £98, but £125 to upgrade from ET to CE LHR-AMS.
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Old Nov 10, 10, 6:27 am
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Pro Active Upgraded are none refundable!

I might be stating the obvious here, but to those who are not aware of this,
Regardless of what type of base ticket you hold, the actual upgrade is none refundable if you decide to cancel your entire ticket.

So even if you're on a fully flexible ticket (revenue or redemption) and decide to cancel it, the upgrade cost will not be refunded.
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Old Nov 19, 10, 7:25 am
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Originally Posted by marwanb View Post
I am booked in WT on the AA codeshare of BA296 (ORD-LHR), issued on an AA ticket (001).

Does anyone know if I will be able to purchase an upgrade to WT+ at the airport when the ticket is not booked with the BA flight number and/or issued on BA stock?
Replying to my own post, in case this is useful to the board. There were no problems with an airport upgrade on an AA codeshare of a BA flight. It was processed fairly easily at the BA lounge at ORD. For the record, the upgrade ORD>LHR for WT>WT+ was offered at 250 USD.
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Old Nov 19, 10, 8:12 am
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Originally Posted by clubman View Post
Reading through the various Pro Active offers people have had and from my own experience, it seems the SH offers (ET TO CE) are pretty bad value.

I was offered WT to WT+ on JFK-LHR for just £98, but £125 to upgrade from ET to CE LHR-AMS.

I agree. I've often had WT to WT+ upgrades for less than the £125 upgrade I have been offered to Oslo. Strange thing is, when I was booking the ticket originally, I was offered a one way upgrade on the outbound leg for about £45 or £55 or so. I couldn't take it as I was booking for work and Business Class is a big no-no (someone got rebuked for charging a $80 upgrade from UA E to UA E+). However, I have not been able to get anywhere near that price since. Shame really.
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Old Nov 21, 10, 1:28 pm
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Offered GBP 370 at check-in - CDG to LHR this weekend.

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Old Nov 22, 10, 10:26 am
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OTP-LHR one-way £232 quoted on OLCI. £169 + £60 fee + £3 tax. Couldn't really justify it for a three-hour flight...
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Old Nov 22, 10, 10:47 am
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Originally Posted by MileHighLawyer View Post
OTP-LHR one-way £232 quoted on OLCI. £169 + £60 fee + £3 tax. Couldn't really justify it for a three-hour flight...
DME-LHR is similar £208 through MMB.
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Old Nov 22, 10, 1:14 pm
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Just booked LHR-FCO, upgraded to CE for GBP125. FCO-LHR upgraded to CE for EUR135.
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Old Nov 22, 10, 3:03 pm
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Are J to F upgrades typically offered at OLCI? If so, any experiences with costs (ex LHR flight). Ta!
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Old Nov 22, 10, 3:26 pm
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Are J to F upgrades typically offered at OLCI? If so, any experiences with costs (ex LHR flight). Ta!
GBP399, about 30% of the time this year. The appearance of the offer closely correlates with me being upgraded so unsurprisingly I have not taken advantage yet. A close reading of the loads and F seat map will give s good steer.
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