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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 Jan 12, 12, 5:27 am
  #751  
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Will be offered for AA codeshare

Hi,

I was wondering will I be offered if I am on an AA codeshare flight number but operated by BA for a Transatlantic flight?

I think I already know the answer, which would be negative.

Cheers!
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Old Jan 12, 12, 8:11 am
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If you can get it into BA.com MMB then it might be offered, although probably only at OLCI.
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Old Jan 12, 12, 12:55 pm
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Only at OLCI, I fought this out when my partner and I flew BA last (2010) xmas. BTW not too sure where you are fly out of but if you can upgrade to WT+ makes a world of difference...

Originally Posted by nldogbert View Post
Hi,

I was wondering will I be offered if I am on an AA codeshare flight number but operated by BA for a Transatlantic flight?

I think I already know the answer, which would be negative.

Cheers!
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Old Jan 15, 12, 12:31 pm
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Was offered an upgrade to TLV (W to J) for GBP 449 (i'm quite sure that's more than the actual fare difference) during the passport verification (mobile BP) stall before security control.

... stayed with 13k with normal sitting besides me.
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Old Jan 15, 12, 4:34 pm
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Originally Posted by danielbk View Post
Was offered an upgrade to TLV (W to J) for GBP 449
What a joke...

Never any bargains to be had on the route unfortunately.
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Old Jan 22, 12, 6:10 pm
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Still thinking of TP run ideas, does anyone have the current MMB upgrade prices for the following sectors which would be booked as singles so shouldnt fall down by having connecting flights:
JER-LGW
LGW-AMS

AMS-LGW
LGW-JER

ET currently selling in O for all 4 sectors im looking at

cs
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Old Jan 22, 12, 8:59 pm
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Originally Posted by cornishsimon View Post
Still thinking of TP run ideas, does anyone have the current MMB upgrade prices for the following sectors which would be booked as singles so shouldnt fall down by having connecting flights:
JER-LGW
LGW-AMS

AMS-LGW
LGW-JER

ET currently selling in O for all 4 sectors im looking at

cs
LGW - AMS currently £69

AMS - LGW was €49 just after Xmas but not sure of current MMB Upgrade.
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Old Jan 23, 12, 10:28 am
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AMS-LGW currently shows as €69 on MMB
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Old Jan 23, 12, 11:05 am
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CS...... I snapped up the 49 Euro upgrade for my next AMS- LGW (April) before crimbo.... flight is now to City following schedule change....
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Old Jan 23, 12, 11:30 am
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booked ET tickets to MUC today in September - getting offered upgrade to Club Europe for £79 each way, prob £30 saving vs. the cost of a return flight in CE outright. Given we all have Silver and therefore lounge access, instant seat selection, extra checked baggage allowance (which we won't use) there really is no point on this journey unless really needed the tier points
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Old Jan 29, 12, 7:12 pm
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Was offered WT+ to CW from DFW to LHR for £449.

Declined, had 28J in WT+
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Old Jan 29, 12, 11:47 pm
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Originally Posted by clubman View Post
What a joke...

Never any bargains to be had on the route unfortunately.
Had a client booked in T class LHR-TLV on the 163 last week and was offered an upgrade to CW in MMB for $313 and then again on his return flight 2 days later on the 164 at OLCI also for $313.

$313 = £199
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Old Jan 30, 12, 6:02 am
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At IST, there was a sign on the check in desk that offered, subject to availability -

EUR170 from ET to CE

EUR175 from WT to WTP (North America, IIRC)

EUR220 from WT to WTP (other routes)
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Old Jan 30, 12, 6:15 am
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£200 for J to F at OLCI, LHR - BLR. Same deal as last month.
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Old Jan 30, 12, 7:27 am
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Originally Posted by TravellerFrequently View Post
At IST, there was a sign on the check in desk that offered, subject to availability -

EUR170 from ET to CE

EUR175 from WT to WTP (North America, IIRC)

EUR220 from WT to WTP (other routes)
OK, dumb question alert. Why are they pricing those in EUR and not TRY?
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