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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 Aug 24, 10, 1:29 pm
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I promised to update my post with the current rates for upgrades at the airport from LGW. Thought I'd add a new post so this thread would get bumped.

Okay this was what was available today:

£60 - JER, AMS, LUX, BOD
£80 - MRS, FCO, VCE, VRN, GOA, TRN, IBZ, PSA
£100 - NAP, CTA, SKG, PFO, DBV, FAO, ADB, TIA

No upgrades offered on the TUN and PRN routes.

Long haul today:
£150 from WT to WT+ - ANU, TAB, BGI, TPA, KIN, SSH

£399 from WT+ to CW - ANU, TAB, MCO, BGI, TPA, KIN, BDA, SSH

Hope that helps
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Old Aug 24, 10, 3:12 pm
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LHR-HKG £135 one way WT to WTP
HKG-LHR £399 one way WTP to Club

LHR - SIN £135 one way WT to WTP (but only seems to allow me to book this one if I opt to buy an expensive return upgrade at £560)
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Old Aug 30, 10, 1:43 pm
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Just booked a EUR 67 ET one-way CDG-LHR for december, and got the "exclusive upgrade offer" through MMB: ET-->CE for EUR 100

not sure it's worth it so I will sit and wait to see if it disappears, reappears, and if price changes.
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Old Aug 30, 10, 5:12 pm
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LHR-ATL last month.

Ex-LHR rates as per SunriseGirl:

Y to W - 150 pounds
W to J - 399 pounds

Some confusion at check-in as I was told that I could combine as my company had booked me in Y for flight to ATL, and wanted J if possible. In end, only 1 seat was left in W, so took that for 150.

Ex-ATL

Y to W - $250
Y to J - $750

Took the latter option. Kept copies of my boarding passes and the MCO's for teh upgrades, and faxed them off to BA; miles and TP adjustments took about a week to process (as they originally landed as Y mileage and TP).
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Old Aug 30, 10, 5:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Tripophile View Post
£80 - Ashamed to say I can't remember, but includes some Italian routes (will check when I'm in over the next few days and update this post)
as sunrisegirl has pointed out nearly all -> Italy upgrades are 80£ (VRN VCE GOA TRN BLQ PSA FCO and CAG)

Leaves out NAP (100£) and CTA (not sure)

80£ truely excellent value on some routes especially 2 hours + (like CAG and FCO)

Did a CAG on an A319 and well worth the upgrade although would have preferred dinner!!!
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Old Aug 31, 10, 6:43 am
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LHR - IAH £399 J - F
IAH - LHR £399 J - F

TA booking, available from MMB when I checked in.

Hoping for a similar offer to MRU from LHR in Oct. Booked on the BA website as a flight plus hotel. Is that classed as TA?

Regards,

Kernow
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Old Aug 31, 10, 7:30 am
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MAD-LHR for EUR 80 one way.
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Old Aug 31, 10, 7:38 am
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Does anyone know what booking class these fares book into? I'm thinking of booking a ET RTN (O class) and upgrading to CE.

Would these upgraded fares qualify for the current bonus miles promotion for EU BAEC members?

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Old Aug 31, 10, 7:58 am
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LHR-MIA £85 outbound only WT to WT+ for last March. Upgrade kept appearing and disappearing from when the booking was made the previous October! Only bought it a week before the flight for the extra miles. WT+ had been reasonably open before the flight, but was full on the day.
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Old Aug 31, 10, 8:00 pm
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Originally Posted by zeitgeist View Post
LHR - DXB (25/6/10) - LHR (4/7/10) in WT booked 03/08/09

Offered upgrades to WT+
12/09 out £84 rtn £240ish
01/10 out £89 rtn £240ish
06/10 out £125 rtn £850ish
OLCI out £125
OLCI rtn £125
V. interesting. Does anyone know if you'd be able to go for both the 12/9 'out' upgrade and the the OLCI 'rtn' upgrade, as a way of minimising costs?
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Old Sep 1, 10, 1:40 am
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Originally Posted by Kernow View Post
LHR - IAH £399 J - F
IAH - LHR £399 J - F

TA booking, available from MMB when I checked in.
Did you end up with the full F miles and TPs for this?


Originally Posted by RichardMannion View Post
LHR-ATL last month.

Ex-ATL

Y to W - $250
Y to J - $750

Took the latter option. Kept copies of my boarding passes and the MCO's for teh upgrades, and faxed them off to BA; miles and TP adjustments took about a week to process (as they originally landed as Y mileage and TP).
Wow I'm surprised you could combine the two. Has anyone else been able to do a double-upgrade in this manner? I've got a couple of long haul Y trips that I'd love to push up to J if possible.
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Old Sep 1, 10, 9:20 am
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Originally Posted by estate View Post
Did you end up with the full F miles and TPs for this?
Yep, sure did.

Regards,

Kernow
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Old Sep 1, 10, 9:28 am
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My LHR-EZE next week (8/9) is £950 ish WT-WTP and the return the following week is £750 ish. But I can save £90 if I book both. Unmissable me thinks!
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Old Sep 1, 10, 9:51 am
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Originally Posted by polochick View Post
My LHR-EZE next week (8/9) is £950 ish WT-WTP and the return the following week is £750 ish. But I can save £90 if I book both. Unmissable me thinks!
Wow! That's the most expensive Y upgrade offer I've ever seen. Would be worth keeping an eye on it to see if it comes down closer to the date.
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Old Sep 1, 10, 10:53 am
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Originally Posted by polochick View Post
My LHR-EZE next week (8/9) is £950 ish WT-WTP and the return the following week is £750 ish. But I can save £90 if I book both. Unmissable me thinks!
I was getting similar quotes for DEN-LHR in August. At around T-72 the price came down to £135.
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