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Pro-active Online Upgrade (POUG) tracking and discussion | 2017/18 thread

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2017 POUG rate tracker

Please add your own successful results to the follow list including the month/year when the POUG was offered to you. Please delete any figures from 2017 or earlier if you have a 2018 price. Previous data lives on via post 2.

UPDATED TO: Post #418

POUGs are offered via BA.com and the App Manage My Booking via a distinctive banner (example from MMB below). You cannot get a POUG by telephoning, however the service centres can complete a POUG which falls over mid transaction. They are offered on cash and Avios redemptions but typically not on complex routings, BA Holidays or travel agency bookings until OLCI stage. POUGs on Avios redemptions won't get you additional TPs/Avios, but they will on revenue tickets.



Short haul routes from LON to/from Europe
A price in pounds indicates a ticket issued from London, other currencies indicate prices for tickets issued overseas (e.g. singles or returns originating from CDG priced in Euros). Multiple prices indicate a range of fares are on offer. Note that LCY prices currently seem to be on a different basis to LGW and LHR (cheaper, in other words).
  • ABZ - 65 (to and from LHR, Mar 2017)
  • ACE -119 (to LGW, Nov 2016)
  • AGP 79 (Feb 2016, LCY), 99 (Oct 2018, ex-LGW) 119 (To LGW, July 2017)
  • AMS - 89 (Apr 2017/Nov 2017) ex LHR, 79 from LGW (Feb 2017), 69 for LCY-AMS (May 2017), 79 for LCY-AMS (Dec 2018),69 for AMS-LCY (May 2017, June 2017), 79 for LCY-AMS (May), 79 for LHR-AMS (Oct 2018)
  • ANE - 69 (Mar 2016) ex LCY
  • ARN - 129 ex-LHR (July 2018), 129 ex-ARN (Aug 2018)
  • ATH - 149 - both ways (Jun 2017)
  • BCN 109 from LGW (Feb 2016) 89 from LGW (May2017), 119 from LHR (Apr 2017), 140 (to LHR, Dec 2015), 89 (to LGW, May 2017), 89 (LGW-BCN/BCN-LGW Aug 2017)
  • BDS - 60 (March 2017)
  • BGO - 79 (Dec 2015)
  • BHD - 69 (Feb 2018), 69 (out and back LHR Jun, Aug and Oct 2018)
  • BLL - 69 (to LHR, Jul 2017)
  • BLQ - 69 (to LHR, Jun 2017), 89 (each way, Dec 2017)
  • BOD - 49 (Aug 2017
  • BRI - 60 (March 2017)
  • BRU - 129 (Jan 2016), 130 (Dec 2016) 89 (To LHR, May 2017)
  • BSL - 109 (to LHR, Jan 2017) CHF 190 (Feb 2016), CHF 169 (Dec 2018)
  • BUD - 149 (to LHR, Nov 2018), GBP149 (to BUD, December 2017)
  • CDG - 85 (Jan 2017), 115 (to LHR, Sep 2016), 109 (to LHR, May 2017)
  • CGN - 89 (to LGW, Aug 2018)
  • CHQ - 245 (Dec 2016)
  • CMF -
  • CPH - 109 (Jun 2017), 129 (to LHR, Jan 2017)
  • CTA - 89 (Jun 2017) 109 (to LGW, Jan 2017)
  • DBV - 89 LGW (Nov 2015)
  • DUB - 119 (to LHR, Feb 2017), 69 (to LHR, June 2017), 69 (out and back from LHR - Aug 2017), 89 (to LCY Aug 2018 on HBO fare), 99 (to Dublin from LHR Aug 2018 on HBO fare) 89 (Oct 2018)
  • DUS - 69 (to/from LHR, May 2018)) 79 (to LCY, Jul 2017) 155 (to LHR, Mar 2017)
  • EDI - 65 (Jan 2018 - from LGW), 70 (From LGW, Feb 2018), 60 (to LCY, May 2018), 70 (from LGW, May 2018), 69 (to LHR, June 2018), 59 (to LCY, Jul 2018), 69 (from LHR, Aug 2018)
  • FAO - 119 (to LGW, Jul 2017)
  • FCO - 139 (from LHR, Apr 2017), 89 (from LGW, Aug 2018)
  • FLR - 89 (Nov 2018)
  • FRA - 69 (to LCY Apr 2018) 49 (Oct 2017) / 49 and 50 (Aug 2017) /49 (to LHR, Aug 2017), 109/145 (to LHR, Jan 2017/Feb 2017) / 79 (to LCY, Jul 2016). 59 to LHR (May 2017), 109 (from LHR, Aug 2018)
  • GIB - 149 (Oct 2018), 149 (to LHR Oct 2019)
  • GLA - 65 (to LHR, Mar 2017)
  • GOT 109 (Dec 2018)
  • GVA - 129 (May 2017) 79 (Mar 2017), 89 (to LGW, Jan 2017) 129 (to LHR, May 2017), CHF99 (to LCY, Dec 2017), 139 (From LHR May 2018)
  • HAJ - 90 (Jan 2017) 99 (to LHR, Jun 2017) 109 (July 2018)
  • HAM - 69 (to LHR, April 2017) 79/69 (from LHR, April/June 2017)
  • HEL 120 (Apr 2017) (from/to LHR 169, April 2018) 159 (August 2018)
  • IBZ - 69 both ways (June 2016)
  • INN 79 to INN, 89 to LHR (Feb 2018)
  • INV 65 (Apr 2017), 79 (Jan 2018)
  • IST - 149 (Jun 2017), 109 (To LHR, Jul 2017), $169 (to LHR December 2018)
  • JER - 79 (Jan 2017), 79 (to LGW, Jul 2017)
  • JMK - 239 (from LHR Jun 2018), 239 (to LHR July 2018)
  • KBP - 179 (Jul 2017)
  • KEF - 169 (Apr 2017). Note system offered 239 but contact centre staff got the cost down!
  • LBA 59 (both ways, Aug 2017)
  • LCA 219 (to LHR, Feb 2017)
  • LED - 189 (Oct 2015)
  • LIN 129 (Feb 2018) (To and From LHR), 129 (May 2018 for Sep), 119 (Jan 2019 from LCY)
  • LIG - 79 both ways (including Eastern operated in one direction) June 2018
  • LIS 145 (Jan 2017) 85 (to LGW, Feb 2017) 139 (from LHR Nov 2018)
  • LPA - 199 (Dec 2017)
  • LUX -139 (Nov 2016), 105 (to LUX, Jan 2017), 59 (each way, Mar 2018)
  • LYS - 120 (Dec 2016), 89 (March 2018), 89 (Nov 2018)
  • MAD - 89 MAD-LCY (Feb 2016), 79 LCY-MAD (Jan 2017), 159 LHR-MAD (Apr 2018). 169 LHR-MAD (Mar 2018), 159 MAD-LHR both ways from HBO Y (Oct 2018)
  • MAH - 129 (Jul 2017)
  • MAN - 59 (October 2018) offered in both directions. Same price from LCY (Dec 2018 - both directions)
  • MLA - 119 (Aug 2018)
  • MPL - 130 (Mar 2017)
  • MUC - 119 (Feb 2018)
  • MJV - 70 (Nov 2016 from HBO, also Feb 2017 same price).
  • MRS - 119 (ex-LHR, May 2018). 89 (Jul 2017), 109 (to LHR, Nov 2016 HBO, Weekend Daytrip ex LHR)
  • MXP - 149 (from/to LHR April 2018) 129 (Jun 2017)/ 109 (to LHR, Feb 2017) 99 (To LHR, Aug 2017)
  • NCE - 138 (May 2017), 125/149; 89 (to LHR, May 2017), 149 (from STN, Apr 2017) 89 (from LGW, May 2017, again June 2018) 69 (to LCY, May 2017)
  • NCL - 59 (from/to LHR, Aug 2018)
  • NTE - 80 (Mar 2017)
  • ORY - 85, 89, 119 (Jan 2017)
  • OSL - 129 (Apr 2017) 159 (To LHR, Apr 2017) 124 (NOK1379, OSL->LHR, Dec 2017), 129 (to OSL, Jan 2018 for May), 129 (May 2018 for Aug)
  • OTP - 129 (Nov 2018) usually 202-239,
  • PFO - 119 (Sep 2015)
  • PMI - 205 (Mar 2016, LHR), 69 (from LCY, Jul 2017)
  • PRG - 119 (Nov 2018)
  • PSA - 170 (Apr 2017)
  • PUY - 119 (Apr 2017)
  • RAK - 99 ( May 2018, from LGW) 99 ( Oct 2018, to LGW), 99 (Nov 2018 LHR-RAK)
  • RTM -
  • SOF - 149 (Jun 2017), 185 (to LHR, Feb 2017),
  • STR - 70 (Feb 2017) 115/99 (to LHR, Jan 2017/Feb 2017) 109 (Either way Nov 2018)
  • SVG - 99 / NOK 720 (Dec 2015),
  • SZG -
  • TFS 139 (to LGW, Mar 2017)
  • TIA
  • TLL - 60 (Mar 2017), 79 (Aug 2017 for Nov)
  • TRN - 109 (to LGW Feb 2017)
  • TXL 120 (to LHR, Feb 2017), 129 (Feb 2018, ex-LHR), 129 (from LHR, Sept 2017), 129 (to LHR, March 2018 for April)
  • UIP -
  • VCE - 89 (Mar 2017), 109 (to LGW, Feb 2016), 119 ex-LHR (Apr 2018)
  • VIE 110 (Feb 2017) 159 (to LHR, May 2017) 129 (to LHR, April 2018) 129 (to LHR, from a Basic fare, Sept 2018)
  • VRN - 109 (Jul 2017)
  • WAW - 115 (Jan2017) / 475 PLN (79) (Oct 2015) 109/139 (To LHR, Jun 2017)
  • ZAG - 130 ZAG-LHR Nov 2015
  • ZRH 119 (To LHR, Jun 2017), 131 (Jan 2017) / 69 (from LCY Jan 2016) 69 (LCY July 2017), CHF189/148 (To LHR, May 2018, Dec 2018)
  • ZTH - 135 (March 2017)


Long haul routes from LON to North America
(price shown from lower cabin to mentioned cabin, e.g. WTP means price to POUG from WT to WTP):
  • AUS - WTP $229 (Nov 2015), CW 473 (Feb 2015)
  • BOS - WTP 198 (Jul 2017), CW 352 ex-BOS (Jan 2018), CW 352 ex-LHR (Jan 2018)
  • BWI - WTP $248 to BWI / WTP $256 to LHR (Mar 2017), CW $306 to LHR (Jan 2018)
  • DFW - CW $850/380 (Feb 2017/Mar 2017) 525 (Apr 2017)
  • EWR - WTP $256 (Jan 2016) see also JFK
  • JFK WTP 279 (Oct 2018) and then down to 238 (Nov 2018) CW 359 (Jul 2017) see also EWR
  • IAD WTP 190 / 216 (Feb 2017), 269 (Nov 2017) CW $525 (Jul 2017) WTP $171 (May 2018 on an Avios booking)
  • LAS WTP 198 (Aug 2015) CW 416 from WT (Apr 2017)
  • LAX - WTP 195 (Aug 2017), WTP 269 (June 2018)CW 540 (Feb 2015)
  • MEX - WTP 235 (Jan 2017),CW 468 (Jan 2017). F 447 (Oct 2014)
  • MIA - WTP 160 (Aug 2017), CW 420 (Jan 2017)
  • OAK - CW 464 ex LGW (Feb 2018) and 508 (Oct 2018)
  • ORD - CW 473 (Nov 2015)
  • PHL - CW $551/$379 (Apr/May 2017), CW 525 (Feb 2016) F 575 (Feb 2017) CW 330 (Oct 2018)
  • PHX- CW $1,080 (May 2017)
  • SFO WTP $310 (Nov 2015), CW $552 (offered Aug, for Dec 2017)
  • SFO - CW $799 (offered Sep 2018 for Oct 2018)
  • SJC - CW $900 (Mar 2017)
  • YUL CW 549 (Mar 2017)
  • YVR - WTP 209 (Jun 2017), CW 595 (Jan 2017), CW 441 (Aug 2018)
  • YYZ - WTP 168 (Aug 2016), CW 549/449 (May 2017)
  • SEA - WTP $288 (Mar 2018)

Long haul routes from LON to South America and the Caribbean

(price shown from lower cabin to mentioned cabin, e.g. WTP means price to POUG from WT to WTP):
  • BGI -WTP 180 (Oct 2016)

Long haul routes from LON to Asia
(price shown from lower cabin to mentioned cabin, e.g. WTP means price to POUG from WT to WTP):
  • BKK - WTP 229 / 240 (Aug 2016), CW 549 (Aug 2016)
  • BOM WTP 249 (May 2018)
  • BLR CW 350 (Sep 2017)
  • DEL WTP 189 (Jan 2017), CW 352 (May 2018)
  • HKG - WTP 165/270 (Mar 2017), CW 486 (Jan, Apr 2017), CW 629 (Seo 2017), CW 820 (June 2018)
  • ICN - WTP 152 (Sep 2016)
  • KUL - F 649 (Feb 2016)
  • NRT - WTP 207 (Apr 2015)
  • PEK - WTP 165 (Apr 2016)
  • PVG WTP 200 (Mar 2017), CW 460 (Mar 2017)
  • SIN - to LHR - CW 495 (Apr 2017)

Long haul routes from LON to Australia and Oceania
(price shown from lower cabin to mentioned cabin, e.g. WTP means price to POUG from WT to WTP):
  • LHR-SYD WTP 159 (Apr 2015)

Long haul routes from LON to Africa and Middle East
(price shown from lower cabin to mentioned cabin, e.g. WTP means price to POUG from WT to WTP):
  • AUH WTP 105 (Feb 2017) CW 425 (Jan 2017)
  • CAI - WTP 109/155 (May 2017) CW 399 (from WT, Jan 2017)
  • CPT WTP 92 (Apr 2016)
  • DXB WTP 119/153 (Jul 2017) CW 425 (Feb 2017) WTP 127 (Aug 2017)
  • JNB - WTP 229 (Feb 2016), CW 540 (Jan 2017), CW 510 (Feb 2017)
  • KWI WTP 100 (to LHR, Aug2017)
  • MCT - CW 450 (March 2017), CW 522 (Sept 2017)
  • RAK - CE 99 (Dec 2015)
  • TLV - WTP 118 (May 2017) WTP 150 (April 2018)
  • TLV - CW 120 (Sept 2015)


Long haul routes to LON
(price shown from lower cabin to mentioned cabin, e.g. WTP means price to POUG from WT to WTP):
  • AUH WTP 129 (May 2017); CW 425 (May 2017) WT - WTP 161 (Dec 2018), WTP - CW 161 (Dec 2018
  • BGI - WTP 199 (Oct 2016)
  • BKK - CW 399 (Jul 2017)
  • BOS - WTP $189 (Apr 2015), CW $680 (Mar 2016), F $850 then $763 (Nov 2015)
  • BOM - CW 499 (July 2016), CW to F INR 46,665, approx. GBP 530 (29-Jun-18 for 30-Jun-18 1.45am departure)
  • DEL - WTP 209 (Jan 2017)
  • DEN- CW 473 (May 2017
  • DFW - WTP 255 (May 2017) CW $680 (to LHR, Mar 2017)
  • DME - WTP 145 (Apr 2016)
  • DXB WTP 109 (Jun 2017), CW 350/425 (Mar 2017) WTP 150 (Aug 2017)
  • EWR - CW 473 (Sep 2016) see also JFK
  • GIG CW 399 (Aug 2016), F 447 (Jan 2015)
  • HKG WTP 161 (Jan 2015)/ HK$2700 (Mar 2017)
  • HKG - CW 599 (Mar 2015 for travel in April, also offered for May 2016), CW 540 (Jan 2017) CW 697 (May 2018)
  • IAD - CW $780 (Jul 2017) CW 540/485 (Feb/Mar 2017)
  • IAH - WTP 209 (June 2017), CW $850 (June 2017)
  • JFK WTP 157/270 (Jan/Apr 2017), WTP $279 (Mar 2017), CW 296/315 (Aug 2017) F 525 (May 2017), F $999 (Jan 2016) see also EWR, CW 501 (Dec 18)
  • JNB - CW 599 (Feb 2017)
  • KWI - WTP 226 (Oct 2018)
  • LAX - WTP 184, CW 599 (Apr 2016)
  • MCT - CW 450 (Mar 2017)
  • MCO - WTP 170 (Mar 2016) WTP 160 (Sept 2017)
  • MEX - CW 447 (Apr 2016)
  • MSY - CW 549 (Apr 2017)
  • MIA - WTP 176 (Nov 2015, CW 420 (Jan 2017)
  • NBO - CW 518 (Jan 2018)
  • OAK - CW 480 (Feb 2018) and 508 (Oct 2018)
  • ORD - WTP 189 (Feb 2016), CW 473 (Nov 2015) increased to 525 in 4 hours.
  • PEK - WTP 198 (Apr 2016), CW 549 (Aug 2015)
  • PHL- CW $579 (Apr 2017)
  • PHX - CW $765 (Feb 2017)
  • SCL - CW 425 (Apr 2017)
  • SEA - WTP 207 (Feb 2016)
  • SFO WTP $310 (Nov 2015), $950/970 (Jan 2017), CW 477 (Nov 2017)
  • SFO - F $950, then $855, then back to $950 two days before dep (Feb 2017)
  • SFO - CW: $631 (Feb 2018 flight)
  • SFO - WTP to CW $738 (6/22/18 flight)
  • SIN WTP 198 (Feb 2017), CW 495 (Jun 2017) WTP - 198 (Jan 2017)
  • SJC - CW 809 (Feb 2017) CW $1,046 (Jun 2017)
  • TLV - WTP 127-136 Jan 2017) $240 (Jun 2016)
  • YUL - WTP 180 (Jun 2016) CW 449 (Mar 2017)
  • YYC - WTP 189 (Aug 2016)
  • YYZ - WTP 189 (July 2016), CW C$723 (Nov 2015), F 499 (Mar 2017)
  • YVR - WTP 209 (Jun 2017)/C$459 (Aug 2017), CW 425 (Mar 2017), F C$900 (Mar 2016)
  • SEA - WTP $319 (Mar 2018)

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Old Jan 11, 18, 4:19 am
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LHR-FCO for June 14. 119 per journey into CE from HBO fare. Purchasing this “limited special offer” is 20 cheaper than purchasing a fare directly into the CE cabin. Think I’ll pass and slum it at the rear.
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Old Jan 11, 18, 6:43 am
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AMS-LHR Euro 89
LHR-AMS Euro 89
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Old Jan 11, 18, 1:54 pm
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129 OTP-LHR

Took it as 129 x 2 + base ET fare works out less than the cheapest CE fare for my dates.
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Old Jan 13, 18, 9:26 am
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offered 268 LHR - YVR WT to WT+ for Friday. Tempted given flight length but i've got bulkhead seat / front of WT so not sure it's worth it...

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Old Jan 14, 18, 7:56 am
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BOS-LHR, WTP to CW, 374.

The flight is lightly loaded and it's the daytime flight (BA238). I think I'll live without my flat bed this time.
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Old Jan 15, 18, 9:39 am
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AMS-LCY ET to CE 79 (rather than the 69 in the wiki) for 17/01/17. I was hoping for 69, but still taken as otherwise I'd be finishing the year on 595 TP (unless I get a good offer on another flight in the next six weeks).
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Old Jan 15, 18, 11:00 am
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Has anyone had a POUG to SYD (BA15) to WTP in recent times, the only mention I can see is from 2015.
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Old Jan 15, 18, 2:56 pm
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Bsl-lhr, chf 169.00 / 127
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Old Jan 16, 18, 1:17 am
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LHR - FRA 109
FRA - LHR 109
Jan 2018

Gutted, but I declined..
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Old Jan 16, 18, 9:06 am
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IAD-LHR, WTP-CW, $649
Jan 2018 (POUG offered 6 days prior to departure date)
Took BA up on the offer to relax and sleep laying flat!
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Old Jan 16, 18, 12:05 pm
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INV-LHR - 79 for flight in April. Not taken (yet)
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Old Jan 17, 18, 6:44 pm
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Ord-lhr $550, wtp-cw
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Old Jan 22, 18, 7:09 am
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LHR-OSL ET-CE 129
OSL-LHR ET-CE 129

For flights in November, not taken ethier.
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Old Jan 22, 18, 7:29 am
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Originally Posted by voweffekt View Post
Ord-lhr $550, wtp-cw
This quoted price has been there for ages and they never lower it
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Old Jan 22, 18, 7:32 am
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Originally Posted by voweffekt View Post
Ord-lhr $550, wtp-cw
Originally Posted by NA-Flyer View Post
This quoted price has been there for ages and they never lower it
I'd say that's a very good price for that flight and why would they lower it when they can sell them at that price?

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LHR-MIA - WT to WT+ 359. No thanks.
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