MFU CW to F on connecting flight

Old Jun 11, 11, 4:16 am
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MFU CW to F on connecting flight

Hello There,
I am about to buy TLV-IAD return CW ticket. In the TLV-IAD flight: both TLV-LHR & LHR-IAD are operated by B767 so no chance for MFU. On the return IAD-TLV flight both of the IAS-LHR & LHR-TLV flights are operated by B777, and I would like to try and do MFU in these flights. However, the LHR-TLV has no seats in F available for upgrade (while IAD-LHR has). Is there anyway I can upgrade only the IAD-LHR segment (BA.COM won't let me do so while booking)? And if so - How much will it cost me (32500 miles as usual?).

Thanks in advance, gordo6.
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Old Jun 11, 11, 4:20 am
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I believe so, yes. Only 25K miles for TATL. You need to call BAEC.
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Old Jun 11, 11, 5:04 am
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Thanks. Do I need to do that while booking (so the BA service center will do the booking for me), or can I book via the internet and then call BA? Should I buy the flight as multi segment: TLV-IAD, IAD-LHR, LHR-TLV online and then do the upgrade online for the IAD-LHR segment (is that even possible?). And can I waitlist for the LHR-TLV segment?
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Old Jun 11, 11, 5:06 am
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You can do the booking online and then call afterwards if you want,if the mfu availability is there.
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Old Jun 20, 11, 1:46 pm
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Discounted Club World MFU to First?

I have an upcoming LHR-TLV in CW, snagged an I fare and have not really investigated MFU on BA before.

Am I correct that only a full-fare CW can MFU to First?
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Old Jun 20, 11, 1:47 pm
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Originally Posted by JohnnyUMF View Post
I have an upcoming LHR-TLV in CW, snagged an I fare and have not really investigated MFU on BA before.

Am I correct that only a full-fare CW can MFU to First?
Hi,

Any CW fare can be MFU'd to F

It is only the cheaper WT fares ( below Y,B,H) than cannot be MFU'd- all others can be (subject to availability)

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Old Jun 20, 11, 1:52 pm
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Hi,

Any CW fare can be MFU'd to F

It is only the cheaper WT fares ( below Y,B,H) than cannot be MFU'd- all others can be (subject to availability)

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Many thanks TBS, I had looked here: http://www.britishairways.com/travel...s/public/en_gb but that seemed contradicted to what I read on AA.com, which seemed to indicate only full-fare, and although the flight is operated by BA I did purchase it on aa.com.

Good to have clarity as phone wait was 37 minutes!
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Old Jun 20, 11, 2:06 pm
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Originally Posted by JohnnyUMF View Post
Many thanks TBS, I had looked here: http://www.britishairways.com/travel...s/public/en_gb but that seemed contradicted to what I read on AA.com, which seemed to indicate only full-fare, and although the flight is operated by BA I did purchase it on aa.com.

Good to have clarity as phone wait was 37 minutes!
Hi,

Ah!!

If you booked it on aa.com it might be slightly different ( the reference above was intended if you had booked it on ba.com) -it may be worth checking as I'm not that familiar with aa.com bought tickets for BA flights.
Sorry for any confusion

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Old Jun 20, 11, 4:35 pm
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Hi,

Ah!!

If you booked it on aa.com it might be slightly different ( the reference above was intended if you had booked it on ba.com) -it may be worth checking as I'm not that familiar with aa.com bought tickets for BA flights.
Sorry for any confusion

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No problem TBS. To provide an update. I spoke with both BA and AA and cannot MFU via BA because I did not book through them (I used aa.com) and cannot MFU using AA miles because the ticket is discounted business class (I) and AA would require my BA flights be full-fare (even though BA allows for upgrades on an I fare). Here are the two different charts I was directed to that illustrate the difference:

http://www.aa.com/i18n/AAdvantage/re...radeAwards.jsp

vs

https://www.britishairways.com/trave...s/public/en_us

The good news is that CW is one of my favorite products so its not at all a big deal on the short flight to TLV.
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Old Jun 21, 11, 2:32 pm
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MFU upgrade for BA flight purchased through AA?

Does anyone have a definitive answer on whether a discounted CW ticket purchased through American Airlines (BA flight/BA Metal) is eligible for MFU to First. I called BA again to confirm a schedule change and the agent told me that it would be possible depending on availability. This is a different answer than I received yesterday. I am very new to the MFU process on BA, so is there a definitive answer in terms of my ability to use BA miles to upgrade such a flight?
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Old Jun 21, 11, 6:52 pm
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Extending the above example, if I am flying WT+ on LHR-SYD with a stopover in SIN, if I find MFU availability on LHR-SIN, I assume it cost me 20k miles (25% of 80k). However if I then later see MFU availability for SIN-SYD would it cost me another 12.5k miles (25% of 50k), even though it would only be a total of 25k miles (25% of 100k) if I was to MFU all the way in 1 go? It might not seem like much but I'm looking to MFU 3 of us both ways, so it would be 45k miles difference!
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