Upgrade to business, LHR-MEL, SYD-LHR

Old Aug 13, 11, 11:14 am
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Upgrade to business, LHR-MEL, SYD-LHR

We're travelling in 2 weeks, premium economy with BA. Price to upgrade to business through travel agent is huge. Plan to ask about paying for upgrade at LHR - any idea how much this might be if they have availability?

Have 17,000 miles in BA Exec Club, blue member, and on honeymoon, neither of which are going to get us anywhere. Outward leg is operated by Qantas, connecting flights with Dublin but no point asking there I think, in case either element is relevant.

All help greatly appreciated!
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Old Aug 13, 11, 11:30 am
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Miles upgrade at the airport is impossible.

As you are connecting from DUB, ask at the Customer Service Desk in T5 airside.
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Old Aug 13, 11, 12:05 pm
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You could ask at check-in at T3 for a paid upgrade. With Qantas, this will likely be very expensive as they tend not to offer any special upgrade prices.

When you say your travel agent is offering a 'very expensive' upgrade price, how much is the cost? It may be cheaper than the norm.

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As you are connecting from DUB, ask at the Customer Service Desk in T5 airside.
The OP will depart from T3 to MEL on Qantas.
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Old Aug 13, 11, 12:31 pm
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Oops, forgot about that. Sorry
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Old Aug 13, 11, 9:26 pm
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Travel agent upgrade from Premium economy to business is over 3600 euro per person. I know miles won't get us anywhere except perhaps access to a miles + cash offer. leaving thru t3 on a BA ticket but operated by Qantas. Thanks a million for the suggestions, please keep em coming!
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Old Aug 14, 11, 1:56 am
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Originally Posted by nh470 View Post
Travel agent upgrade from Premium economy to business is over 3600 euro per person. I know miles won't get us anywhere except perhaps access to a miles + cash offer. leaving thru t3 on a BA ticket but operated by Qantas. Thanks a million for the suggestions, please keep em coming!
How much have you already paid for premium economy?
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Old Aug 14, 11, 7:44 am
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Originally Posted by nh470 View Post
miles + cash offer
Not possible unfortunately. There is no such thing as a miles and cash upgrade with BA miles, on BA let alone QF!
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Old Aug 14, 11, 8:54 am
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Premium economy tickets about 3,000 euro each. Anyone have an idea what a paid upgrade to business at lhr might cost, if available? Be good to know if it's likely to be a non-runner before I get all excited!
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