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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 Sep 13, 10, 12:34 pm
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Are BA only offering these upgrades to flights booked directly with BA? I have a discounted BA/QF flight that includes SYD-LHR on BA10, but was booked through an agent.

The upgrade option is greyed out & was just wondering if there is any chance of a £399 upgrade being offered?
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Old Sep 13, 10, 12:37 pm
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TLV > LHR

£581.03 Y to J in MMB today, not sure i'll take them up on that one
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Old Sep 13, 10, 1:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Smirnoff View Post
LHR-DME and DME-LHR, ET to CE, costs £200 each way.
And LHR-ARN now seems to have settled down to a consistent £125 each way irrespective of what the base Y fare class was.
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Old Sep 13, 10, 1:49 pm
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Originally Posted by MANCHESTER View Post
Are BA only offering these upgrades to flights booked directly with BA? I have a discounted BA/QF flight that includes SYD-LHR on BA10, but was booked through an agent.

The upgrade option is greyed out & was just wondering if there is any chance of a £399 upgrade being offered?
Upgrading a TA booking at BA.com before OLCI is not possible.
I haven't been offered an upgrade option at OLCI with a TA booking either so far, I wonder if anyone else has had any offers?
Next time I'm planning to ask at the airport which in theory may be possible.
It could be due to the class of ticket booked by the TA though?
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Old Sep 13, 10, 4:15 pm
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Originally Posted by britbronco22 View Post
Next time I'm planning to ask at the airport which in theory may be possible.
It could be due to the class of ticket booked by the TA though?
I think T5 now has a desk dedicated to buying upgrades.
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Old Sep 17, 10, 8:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Roger View Post
LHR-JFK
WT -> WTP £115

This is £60 fare difference and £55 'Tax/Fee/Charge'
JFK-LHR
WT -> WTP also £115

described as £105 fare difference and £10 extra tax.

I didn't know that there was any difference in tax for different classes ex USA.
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Old Sep 17, 10, 9:54 pm
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16th Sept YVR - LHR. WT > CW = $900 Can.
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Old Sep 20, 10, 2:23 pm
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Travelling friday LHR-LAS on hotline tickets, any ideas on my chances of an upgrade and dont mind paying. We are in WT and would be after WT+ although i know there are only three seats left to sell at the mo. Cant upgrade via website and am travelling from NCL connecting at LHR. Is it worth asking at NCL or would that not work?
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Old Sep 20, 10, 2:34 pm
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Originally Posted by sunrisegirl View Post
Airport upgrades earn full tier points, but you have to write in to claim them as they don't post automatically.
I got my TP's added to my account without having to contact BAEC after paying for an airport upgrade.
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Old Sep 20, 10, 4:43 pm
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SYD-LHR on the BA10 was AUD$2000 to upgrade from Club World to First. That price was given at the airport, upon enquiring. Needless to say that I declined
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Old Sep 21, 10, 11:01 am
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Originally Posted by YClass View Post
Several months back had ~£70 HEL-LHR which I used.... was on codeshare too I think
Originally Posted by henners View Post
LHR-HEL and HEL-LHR both GBP 150 about two weeks out (outbound wide open, return J5 C5 D3 R1 I1 Y5 B4 H1 K0 M0 L0 V0 N0 Q0 O0 S0 G0).

LHR-ARN and ARN-LHR both GBP 125 about four weeks out (both wide open).
Can you (or other helpful souls) please confirm that one can upgrade on codeshares? I can understand BA's systems being able to cope with BA's own flights - but I am scpetical that BA can do it for all its codeshare partners. As it happens HEL is one of the routes I might do this on, but there there are others e.g. Malev.

BTW - since I mostly have TA booked tickets I can only do this at OLCI time. Hence the concern about BA's IT talking to, say, Finnair's IT at short notice and getting the transaction right!

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Old Sep 23, 10, 6:17 pm
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Question

Originally Posted by BA or bust View Post
Can you (or other helpful souls) please confirm that one can upgrade on codeshares? I can understand BA's systems being able to cope with BA's own flights - but I am scpetical that BA can do it for all its codeshare partners. As it happens HEL is one of the routes I might do this on, but there there are others e.g. Malev.

BTW - since I mostly have TA booked tickets I can only do this at OLCI time. Hence the concern about BA's IT talking to, say, Finnair's IT at short notice and getting the transaction right!
Anyone know the answer or have experience of this?
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Old Sep 24, 10, 8:39 am
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Originally Posted by britbronco22 View Post
Upgrading a TA booking at BA.com before OLCI is not possible.
I haven't been offered an upgrade option at OLCI with a TA booking either so far, I wonder if anyone else has had any offers?
Next time I'm planning to ask at the airport which in theory may be possible.
It could be due to the class of ticket booked by the TA though?
Yep, I have been offered an upgrade from J to F on a TA ticket at OLCI.

Can anyone confirm if a flight + hotel package booked on ba.com is classed as a TA ticket?

Regards,

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Old Sep 24, 10, 8:44 am
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My SFO flight is now showing £185 Y to W on the outbound as a special offer upgrade... Last week it was £135...

Still offering it to me although according to Reservations, there is no availability...
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Old Sep 24, 10, 12:16 pm
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Hello,

Can anyone give me some guidance as to what the usual upgrade price is, (generally speaking,) within 48 hours of a JFK-LHR flight from CW to F. Just looking for a ballpark figure....not going to hold you to it. For the JFK-LHR segment only.

Thanks in advance,

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