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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 19, 10, 6:42 am
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Pro-active Upgrade cost tracking and questions thread

I wonder if it might be worth trying to compile a list of MMB upgrade prices as it might be helpful for anyone looking for TPs who is prepared to buy a cheap economy return and gamble on an MMB upgrade being available.

My contribution to the list is that on MMB recently I have seen:
LGW-MRS: £80 (£160 for a return)
LGW-BLQ: £80 (£160 for a return)
LGW-NAP: £100 (£200 for a return)
LHR-HAM: £100 (£200 for a return)
LHR-OSL: £125 (£250 for a return)
LHR-ARN: £125 (£250 for a return)

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Old Aug 19, 10, 6:57 am
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Originally Posted by HighlandPark View Post
I wonder if it might be worth trying to compile a list of MMB upgrade prices as it might be helpful for anyone looking for TPs who is prepared to buy a cheap economy return and gamble on an MMB upgrade being available.

My contribution to the list is that on MMB recently I have seen £80 for LGW-MRS (£160 for a return) and £100 for LGW-NAP (£200 for a return).
LHR-HKG (WT to WT+) - £135/one-way
LHR-DUS and DUS-LHR (ET to CE) - £100/each-way
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Old Aug 19, 10, 7:29 am
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Originally Posted by HighlandPark View Post
I wonder if it might be worth trying to compile a list of MMB upgrade prices as it might be helpful for anyone looking for TPs who is prepared to buy a cheap economy return and gamble on an MMB upgrade being available.

My contribution to the list is that on MMB recently I have seen £80 for LGW-MRS (£160 for a return) and £100 for LGW-NAP (£200 for a return).
LHR to AGP in December is showing as £150 each way.

As a Silver there's not much value in that offer as I get lounge access anyway and I'm not that desperate for the TPs and on that route I have a fairly good OpUp record.

This week a WT -> WTP from LHR to BOS was £115.

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Old Aug 19, 10, 7:51 am
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A couple I have seen recently for ET->CE.
A couple of months back:
LGW-VCE £80ow (alternatively only €80ow if the booking is ex-Italy)
LHR-IST £150ow
A couple of days ago:
LGW-FAO £100ow
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Old Aug 19, 10, 8:25 am
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I've split these posts out as I think the subject merits a seperate thread.

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Old Aug 19, 10, 8:29 am
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A couple of weeks ago:
LHR-NRT: £399 (WT+ -> J)
NRT-LHR: £399 (WT+ -> J)

LHR-VIE: £125 (Y -> J)
VIE-LHR: £125 (Y -> J)
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Old Aug 19, 10, 8:47 am
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Recently I've seen:

LHR-BSL: £100 each way (Y to J)
LHR-NBO: £94 each way (Y to WT+)
LHR-VIE: £125 each way (Y to J)
LHR-CDG: £100 each way (Y to J)
LHR-AMS: £100 each way (Y to J)
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Old Aug 19, 10, 8:52 am
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LHR-FRA - £100 will get you some Champagne.
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Old Aug 19, 10, 8:55 am
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LHR-VIE: £125 each way (Y to J)
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Old Aug 19, 10, 8:58 am
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Several months back had ~£70 HEL-LHR which I used.... was on codeshare too I think
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Old Aug 19, 10, 9:53 am
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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).
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Old Aug 19, 10, 10:02 am
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LHR-GVA this week saw the Other Half offered an upgrade for £100 each way.
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Old Aug 19, 10, 10:06 am
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Are these inclusive of exclusive of additional APD ?
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Old Aug 19, 10, 10:11 am
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Are these inclusive of exclusive of additional APD ?
Whenever I've used these in the past, they have been inclusive.
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Old Aug 19, 10, 10:52 am
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LHR - DEN £135 Y to WT+ (4 days out, steadly rose from £300 at time of booking to £1000 5 days out)
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