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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 18, 12, 4:37 am
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Originally Posted by NA-Flyer View Post
On which routes and how ?
LHR-Various US destinations, and on the return.

Usually at the airport, but occasionally via email (I may be mistaken about the email, but I'll check at work tomorrow).
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Old Nov 18, 12, 1:57 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?
Check out this thread on the AA Forum:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...solidated.html

It focuses mainly on domestic travel but there are reports of international offers at the counters.
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Old Nov 18, 12, 2:19 pm
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MMB upgrades with infant?

Hi there,
I have a couple of quick questions please, if anyone knows.
Do you still get the proactive upgrade offers in MMB when there's an infant in the booking?
And also, I think you don't get he upgrade offers on open jaw tickets; so does an itinerary out of LHR and back into LGW count as open jaw? Or do I still have a chance of the special prices?
Thanks for any advice.
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Old Nov 19, 12, 7:57 am
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Cross post:

I have a ET flight booked for this week.. No upgrade offers on OLCI because its part of a holiday booking... Can I still get the checkin upgrade? Thanks!
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Old Nov 19, 12, 8:50 am
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When booking a recent holiday to St Lucia I was offered an upgrade from wt+ to cw at the last stage of making the booking for the princely sum of £77. I presumed it was a mistake and booked it immediately. I hadn't even booked an expensive wt+ fare.
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Old Nov 19, 12, 11:37 am
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I got 189GBP WT (M) to WTP+ on LHR-BOS last week. Would have pushed me over the Bronze threshold earlier but TPs have yet to credit. I am already Bronze and am missing on some additional Avios Hopefully they'll resolve the case soon as I am bound to hit Silver in the next week(s).
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Old Nov 19, 12, 11:52 am
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Originally Posted by monkeytennis View Post
When booking a recent holiday to St Lucia I was offered an upgrade from wt+ to cw at the last stage of making the booking for the princely sum of £77. I presumed it was a mistake and booked it immediately. I hadn't even booked an expensive wt+ fare.
That isn't really an upgrade, it's an upsell, and there was a sale lately in CW and F.
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Old Nov 19, 12, 12:02 pm
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Are POUG prices offered at the airport always the same as those offered through MMB?

For LHR-HKG, I can upgrade myself through MMB for £599. If I recall right from reading this and other threads, £499 was more usual on this route, so was wondering if I should snap this as long as it's still available, or try my luck and see if it's offered for less at the airport.
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Old Nov 19, 12, 12:09 pm
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Originally Posted by stifle View Post
That isn't really an upgrade, it's an upsell, and there was a sale lately in CW and F.
Fair enough. This was before the recent sale and I thought worth mentioning as it was such a good deal.
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Old Nov 19, 12, 12:48 pm
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Travelling to Singapore in CW in Jan. Can you buy an upgrade to First at the airport. Travel agent booking so no up sell on BA.com available?

Thanks
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Old Nov 19, 12, 2:00 pm
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Originally Posted by martin102 View Post
Travelling to Singapore in CW in Jan. Can you buy an upgrade to First at the airport. Travel agent booking so no up sell on BA.com available?
Yes, it may be offered subject to availability. Probably around the £499 mark if offered (otherwise it would be the fare difference ie. hefty).
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Old Nov 19, 12, 2:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Genius1 View Post
Yes, it may be offered subject to availability. Probably around the £499 mark if offered (otherwise it would be the fare difference ie. hefty).
Thanks Genius
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Old Nov 20, 12, 3:18 am
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Got LIS-LHR for £79 yesterday, didn't take it as I don't need the TP's atm.
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Old Nov 20, 12, 3:21 am
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If I buy a ticket in fare class O, does that mean I'm unlikely to get offered an upgrade?
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Old Nov 20, 12, 3:44 am
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Originally Posted by christianharris View Post
If I buy a ticket in fare class O, does that mean I'm unlikely to get offered an upgrade?
It generally makes no difference.
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