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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 Nov 16, 12, 6:32 am
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I think the thing about the POUG is in the first 'P' - it's pro-actively offered as a special price when you log into MMB.

If you just click on 'Upgrade with money' then you get the normal upgrade fare.
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Old Nov 16, 12, 7:05 am
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Originally Posted by windowontheAside View Post
I think the thing about the POUG is in the first 'P' - it's pro-actively offered as a special price when you log into MMB.
I feel so stupid. Thanks.
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Old Nov 16, 12, 7:08 am
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Originally Posted by windowontheAside View Post

If you just click on 'Upgrade with money' then you get the normal upgrade fare.
For the one I did today to CE the POUG price was the same price as 'upgrade with money'
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Old Nov 16, 12, 7:09 am
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Oh, don't feel stupid. Just hang around here a bit and you'll pick up all sorts of stuff.

Some useful, some less so... but be warned. You may end up losing whole chunks of your life in the pursuit of all things BA!
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Old Nov 16, 12, 7:13 am
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LHR-MAD for £79 ET to CE in early December - took it
MAD-LHR currently offered at something so silly I can't even remember how much!
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Old Nov 16, 12, 7:32 am
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Originally Posted by windowontheAside View Post
be warned. You may end up losing whole chunks of your life in the pursuit of all things BA!
I'm finding that and I've only been here a few days!! lol
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Old Nov 16, 12, 7:52 am
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Originally Posted by hoeg View Post
I paid 788€ for a WT+ upgrade going HEL-LHR-SAN-LHR-HEL - is that a special offer price or a fare difference offer?
I think this was a fare difference - connecting itineraries can't be POUGed.
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Old Nov 16, 12, 8:15 am
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Originally Posted by NWIFlyer View Post
MAD-LHR currently offered at something so silly I can't even remember how much!
£500 to upgrade both legs on my ET flight from LGW-JER.........I can fly half way around the world to Seoul in Y for that and still have £123 left in my pocket.
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Old Nov 17, 12, 6:16 am
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Im connecting from a BA UK Domestic flight

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Old Nov 17, 12, 2:20 pm
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Originally Posted by voyager83 View Post
Im connecting from a BA UK Domestic flight to BA1542/ AA87 (LHR-ORD), booked into economy but where do I go in Terminal 3 to enquire about paying for an upgrade, if available. Any ballpark figures on how much this could be?
I'm not sure whether AA offer the equivalent of any special upgrade fares, so you could possibly only be offered the fare difference. Ask at check-in, which is located in Zone F in T3 (or Zone H, the special Flagship check-in, if you're oneworld Emerald).
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Old Nov 17, 12, 4:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Genius1 View Post
I'm not sure whether AA offer the equivalent of any special upgrade fares, so you could possibly only be offered the fare difference. Ask at check-in, which is located in Zone F in T3 (or Zone H, the special Flagship check-in, if you're oneworld Emerald).
AA does not have any POUG offers like BA does.
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Old Nov 17, 12, 4:18 pm
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Originally Posted by NA-Flyer View Post
AA does not have any POUG offers like BA does.
I regularly used to get £250 Y to J upgrade offers from AA at T72-T24.
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Old Nov 17, 12, 5:29 pm
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Originally Posted by xenole View Post
£500 to upgrade both legs on my ET flight from LGW-JER.........I can fly half way around the world to Seoul in Y for that and still have £123 left in my pocket.
Most likely u should be able to upgrade for £75.00 at LGW
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Old Nov 18, 12, 12:16 am
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Originally Posted by Wozza2404 View Post
I regularly used to get £250 Y to J upgrade offers from AA at T72-T24.
On which routes and how ?
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Old Nov 18, 12, 1:39 am
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Originally Posted by Polomarc View Post
Most likely u should be able to upgrade for £75.00 at LGW
I was happy with my exit row seat. So I didn't get a cold salmon salad or whatever but ended up with a good 3-4x more legroom.
Think CE was full on both flights.
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