Upgrade info from J to F flying to LAX

Old Feb 22, 15, 2:48 pm
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Upgrade info from J to F flying to LAX

Just about to book at a long weekend in vegas. Flying out on 10th April but to LAX as ideally I want to upgrade an have my first first experience. I'd also like to fly the A380 for the first time.

Actually booking from AMS for around 1700 (happy to learn of better opportunities. Flying home to lgw on the Monday.

AMS is great for us as living in Brighton we can start our positioning from LgW.

Anyhow. Getting us in first.

Have a shed load of avios but have never seen F reward availability on this route. Let alone two tickets.

I also have a small stash (about 40k) of on business miles. Could these help?

Failing this. Might I get lucky and be offered a cash upgrade prior to check in or even at check in? If so, what might I expect to pay?

Thanks for any answers
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Old Feb 22, 15, 3:24 pm
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I have only once ever got F on Avios (two in fact last Nov on BA282) but never on another occasion through Avios or Airport Upgrade. Have you considered direct to LAS on LHR in Old F sold as J? Lots of recent reports of it being NF
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Old Feb 22, 15, 3:28 pm
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Originally Posted by mikeyfly View Post
I have only once ever got F on Avios (two in fact last Nov on BA282) but never on another occasion through Avios or Airport Upgrade. Have you considered direct to LAS on LHR in Old F sold as J? Lots of recent reports of it being NF
I really should consider this. Will make the whole trip a bit cheaper too.

How much would I miss the CCR and the first service?
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Old Feb 22, 15, 3:41 pm
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I am sure you will be able to get guested into CCR - for instance I was offering two guests on 2nd April, it does come up. On board - there is quite a difference service wise, but you'll already have the seat (hopefully!) I'd go hard on the champagne early and then sleep for 3/4 hours, arriving in LAS good to go! You been before?
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Old Feb 22, 15, 4:06 pm
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I am sure you will be able to get guested into CCR - for instance I was offering two guests on 2nd April, it does come up. On board - there is quite a difference service wise, but you'll already have the seat (hopefully!) I'd go hard on the champagne early and then sleep for 3/4 hours, arriving in LAS good to go! You been before?
Yes. Lucky to get there every 6 months or so.

Our casino of choice has always been the mirage and they are keen to shout my accommodation for 3 days. Wouldn't class ourselves as big gamblers
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