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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 Jan 30, 14, 1:25 am
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Double upgrade at airport

Hi All

Travelling LHR to AUH in WT+ but no availability to upgrade CW using avois. If CW is full is there a chance to cash upgrade from WT+ to First at the airport?

Tried to call BAEC and its £3000 per person to do a cash upgrade over the phone to CW from WT+

Any thoughts?
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Old Jan 30, 14, 1:30 am
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Originally Posted by mchaudry2 View Post
If CW is full is there a chance to cash upgrade from WT+ to First at the airport?
I would say it is not very likely. Cash upgrades are not always offered on flights anyway, and less likely for WT+ to F to be offered.
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Old Jan 30, 14, 7:25 am
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Offered £56 to upgrade to CE on LHR-CDG and also £56 for the ORY-LHR return segment, LHR-CDG is the evening flight, ORY-LHR is an early afternoon flight.
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Old Jan 30, 14, 11:21 am
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I never see any upgrade offer on any of my bookings. Is it cause in general booking also involves partner airline?

Holding currently a booking for a flight BSL-MCO via MIA. LHR-MIA is on BA and last leg BA Code operated by AA.

Since flying out of BSL where could i ask for UP cost for LHR-MIA leg? At LHR gate agent?
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Old Jan 30, 14, 2:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Atlantico View Post
I never see any upgrade offer on any of my bookings. Is it cause in general booking also involves partner airline?

Holding currently a booking for a flight BSL-MCO via MIA. LHR-MIA is on BA and last leg BA Code operated by AA.

Since flying out of BSL where could i ask for UP cost for LHR-MIA leg? At LHR gate agent?
Yes.

Yes.
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Old Jan 30, 14, 2:15 pm
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£56 to LUX this afternoon - took it even though don't need the TPs. Have to say I love the ex BMI lounge in T1, a sea of tranquility.

Had Portuguese chicken in the lounge and afternoon tea on board
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Old Jan 30, 14, 6:41 pm
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This is slightly off topic as it refers to the online "upgrade my class of travel with money" option, but just had a look at the cost of upgrading an ET return from MUC to LHR and it's quoting me 13,629 euros!
You'd have to really need the extra 60 TPs...
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Old Jan 30, 14, 7:06 pm
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New to BA. Am traveling from LHR to BLR in premium economy. How often (if) is cash upgrade offered at the check in? Tried to do upgrade at BA site, but couldn't as the ticket was booked through a TA.
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Old Jan 30, 14, 7:09 pm
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It's not really something we can predict. The best you can do is just ask at the airport.

In my experience, it is rarely pro-actively offered by the check in person, but if you ask they will check if there are any offers.
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Old Jan 31, 14, 1:10 am
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Originally Posted by windowontheAside View Post
It's not really something we can predict. The best you can do is just ask at the airport.

In my experience, it is rarely pro-actively offered by the check in person, but if you ask they will check if there are any offers.
Indeed, the only proactive type you may see is a sign printed with the prices sitting on the desk when you check-in.
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Old Jan 31, 14, 1:53 am
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LHR-SAN was offered £553 vs £599 currently being tracked.
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Old Jan 31, 14, 2:18 am
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£64 each way on LHR-VIE-LHR on 12th and 13th March. These used to be £89 each way until a few months ago.

Took the inbound one to LHR on the 13th as this is the last flight back that day so ET will be heaving. Not bothered about my outbound to VIE on the 12th as this is the early afternoon flight so shouldn't be rammed down the back.

POUG seem to one of the few BA things actually going down in price
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Old Jan 31, 14, 12:31 pm
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Jnb-lhr £180
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Old Jan 31, 14, 2:01 pm
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LHR - BOM wtp to cw £499 declined as then upgraded with avios

Booked a one way ticket from RAK to LGW hand baggage only fare 907 MAD instant POUG for 1200 MAD,it was a gamble as really wanted CE to start with but was 5825 MAD for CE luckily all worked out.
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Old Jan 31, 14, 3:21 pm
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LHR-MUC-LHR currently 64 GBP each way. And I paid a super low Y fare.......
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