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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 Feb 5, 13, 11:35 am
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GRU-LHR

- I asked in Sao Paulo in January about a paid upgrade from WT+ to CW on GRU-LHR and was told it would be 750 USD. I declined.

- Asked at LHR about upgrading from WT to WT+ on flight to JFK and was told it was too late (boarding had already started, this was at C info desks). They said I could ask again on board but flight was far from full and I had 29H so I was pretty relaxed. Service was excellent all round, I must say, and 29H was a terrific seat. Highly recommended.
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Old Feb 7, 13, 12:17 am
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Lhr - sin w > j

Currently flying in July from SIN to LHR, any one have any recent experience with a paid upgrade to J from W? I did a search and only found a post from 2010, so I'm after any recent information.
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Old Feb 7, 13, 12:24 am
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Welcome to FT, rakeman!

Unfortunately, I cannot help with your question, but good luck!
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Old Feb 7, 13, 2:11 am
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Pro-active Upgrade cost tracking thread

TXL-LHR €69. Offered right after making booking(1week before flight).
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Old Feb 7, 13, 2:14 am
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Originally Posted by rakeman View Post
Currently flying in July from SIN to LHR, any one have any recent experience with a paid upgrade to J from W? I did a search and only found a post from 2010, so I'm after any recent information.
Did this last year from LHR-DFW, and was charged £499, W-WTP+ is around £200, recommendation would be to see if you can use miles to upgrade to WTP+ and then ask at the airport for a paid upgrade to J, remember though you have to ask, as I have never been offered at LHR, it is however advised at remote destinations coming back into LHR.
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Old Feb 9, 13, 7:18 pm
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Cash Upgrade LAX to LHR

Offered cash upgrade from LAX to LHR.
Economy to Business $990.
Economy to Economy Plus $300.
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Old Feb 10, 13, 6:50 am
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LHR-TXL-LHR

Was checking in for tomorrow's flight on the iPhone app.

BA982 (LHR-TXL): On the first screen it said upgrade offers available but when I went in, it said the special offer was sold out & quoted me £550 for an upgrade to CE. Curiously, the seat plan shows ET starting at row 5. I thought 4 rows of CE was a bit on the lower side.

BA 987 (TXL-LHR): On the same page, this was available for £69 which I believe is the standard for this zone. This flight is on 14/2/13.

If you are curious, I haven't opted for either. Saving up for some long hall POUG offers or a flight that is longer than than an hour and a half.
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Old Feb 10, 13, 7:28 am
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I was offered POUGs for LHR-BRU and BRU-LHR this week for €80 each.
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Old Feb 10, 13, 12:51 pm
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I have a LGW-NCE flight on 1 March at 0635 and hoping for something betweeb now or at check in.

Nothing yet.
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Old Feb 10, 13, 1:38 pm
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Originally Posted by KeaneJohn View Post
I have a LGW-NCE flight on 1 March at 0635 and hoping for something betweeb now or at check in.

Nothing yet.
That is unusual. Generally POUGs are always available on this route, at £79. The only time I've had a problem was during the last sale, but even then I upgraded at the airport (in the lounge), but for £85.

And FlightStats is showing availability as I9, which usually correlates pretty well with POUG availability. As before, it may be a sale-related issue.
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Old Feb 10, 13, 1:46 pm
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Looked for an upgrade on the 0850 to WAW yesterday and was quoted £276 at the airport one way. 4 free seats in Club (three rows) and same on the 0847 on the way back today but no POUG's.

JAT
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Old Feb 11, 13, 4:33 pm
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I have flight LHR to Marseilles on the 26th, return 28th. No offer of upgrade yet - but booked via TA so maybe that is why?

Not a problem, except that the extra 30 TPs would be quite convenient!

ARe there likely to be any other options?
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Old Feb 11, 13, 5:46 pm
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No POUG offered LHR-AMS during OLCI. Will ask again at the airport.
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Old Feb 11, 13, 5:57 pm
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Originally Posted by Wozza2404 View Post
No POUG offered LHR-AMS during OLCI. Will ask again at the airport.
Do you really need the TP that badly?

I got my first ever opup on AMS-LHR on Sunday.

I had already bagged 5A/B (first row of ET with squished middle seat) and we were moved to 4 C/D (aisle seats in CE).

The differences on the 45 minute flight were:

1. Champagne - only had time for 1 bottle
2. Hot towel (given just before landing )
3. 3 king prawns and a smidgeon of salad - they were nice prawns though, actually better than what we got in F earlier this month!

Not worth more than £10-15 extra imo.
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Old Feb 11, 13, 11:17 pm
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Originally Posted by rakeman View Post
Currently flying in July from SIN to LHR, any one have any recent experience with a paid upgrade to J from W? I did a search and only found a post from 2010, so I'm after any recent information.
They typically have a menu of upgrades for different flights classes etc. go to the Qantas info desk which doubles for BA as well. Not sure on price but J to F is either S$900 or S$950 ✈
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