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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 Nov 28, 18, 9:11 am
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WT to WTP LHR-JFK GBP 279
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Old Nov 28, 18, 11:29 am
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LHR-JFK WT to WT+ for 279 pounds too. I’m flying with my partner, but I would be interested in just upgrading my flight (due to tier points), would it be possible? Since we are in the same booking it seems that I need to upgrade both...
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Old Nov 28, 18, 2:48 pm
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Originally Posted by ggomtel View Post
LHR-JFK WT to WT+ for 279 pounds too. I’m flying with my partner, but I would be interested in just upgrading my flight (due to tier points), would it be possible? Since we are in the same booking it seems that I need to upgrade both...
Upgrade yourself and not your partner; you are brave!
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Old Nov 28, 18, 11:17 pm
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It is worse than that: only upgrade myself and of course pay for it, but fly in WT, my partner in WT+.... that would be the deal, but at least I would retain the status. So, anybody knows if it is possible?
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Old Nov 29, 18, 2:45 am
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Originally Posted by ggomtel View Post
It is worse than that: only upgrade myself and of course pay for it, but fly in WT, my partner in WT+.... that would be the deal, but at least I would retain the status. So, anybody knows if it is possible?
In other words, your plan is basically that you upgrade your own ticket, but swap seats on board the aircraft so it's your partner who's sitting in WT+ and you're sitting in your partner's seat in WT?

Then yes, this is certainly possible. The usual advice here, which I echo, is that you should let the crew in the WT+ cabin know when you board that this is what you're going to do (preferably the senior crew member responsible for the WT+ cabin - but they can be hard to identify in the organised chaos of boarding). And basically, once you've done the swap you should stay in your cabins, although there's nothing wrong with your partner coming back to WT to visit you at some point when they're not going to cause an obstruction (eg don't do it during the meal service).

Remember to make sure if you can that when you do the upgrade, the ticket that will remain in WT+ is attached to a seat that you'll be happy to sit in.
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Old Nov 29, 18, 6:22 am
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Originally Posted by Globaliser View Post
In other words, your plan is basically that you upgrade your own ticket, but swap seats on board the aircraft so it's your partner who's sitting in WT+ and you're sitting in your partner's seat in WT?

Then yes, this is certainly possible. The usual advice here, which I echo, is that you should let the crew in the WT+ cabin know when you board that this is what you're going to do (preferably the senior crew member responsible for the WT+ cabin - but they can be hard to identify in the organised chaos of boarding). And basically, once you've done the swap you should stay in your cabins, although there's nothing wrong with your partner coming back to WT to visit you at some point when they're not going to cause an obstruction (eg don't do it during the meal service).

Remember to make sure if you can that when you do the upgrade, the ticket that will remain in WT+ is attached to a seat that you'll be happy to sit in.

great! Thanks!
I’ll call BA later to do it, since in the website I just find the option to upgrade both.
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Old Nov 29, 18, 7:41 am
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Originally Posted by ggomtel View Post
I’ll call BA later to do it, since in the website I just find the option to upgrade both.
From what I understand, there is not an option to upgrade just one person on a booking using a POUG. And I believe that the call centres cannot do POUG upgrades either. If you call, you may be asked to pay the "Upgrade with Money" price - likely much higher than the advertised POUG.

If you aren't happy paying the (possibly) much larger Upgrade with Money fee, then maybe an AUP would be a better option (although I am not sure at all if you can AUP only one person on a booking, somebody more knowledge then myself will need to clarify here).
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Originally Posted by wilsnunn View Post
From what I understand, there is not an option to upgrade just one person on a booking using a POUG. And I believe that the call centres cannot do POUG upgrades either. If you call, you may be asked to pay the "Upgrade with Money" price - likely much higher than the advertised POUG.

If you aren't happy paying the (possibly) much larger Upgrade with Money fee, then maybe an AUP would be a better option (although I am not sure at all if you can AUP only one person on a booking, somebody more knowledge then myself will need to clarify here).
Previous advice here has been that you'd need to call BA to split the booking into two. The POUG offer will then probably disappear on both bookings. However, it may then reappear - and if it reappears for the person who wants to upgrade, then all should be well.

If it doesn't reappear, then the OP is probably not much worse off (and reliant on an AUP). If the OP's partner does not have status, then there is the risk that the statusless booking could have a seat pre-allocation cancelled if there's some reason for a sweep. But even if it were possible to take a POUG for only one person in a multi-passenger booking, the booking would have to be split at that point, with the consequent risk. There are of course also the other inevitable disadvantages of splitting a booking, such as removing the carry-across of baggage benefits etc. But much will depend on the OP's personal circumstances here.
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Old Nov 29, 18, 7:53 am
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Originally Posted by Globaliser View Post
Previous advice here has been that you'd need to call BA to split the booking into two. The POUG offer will then probably disappear on both bookings. However, it may then reappear - and if it reappears for the person who wants to upgrade, then all should be well.

If it doesn't reappear, then the OP is probably not much worse off (and reliant on an AUP). If the OP's partner does not have status, then there is the risk that the statusless booking could have a seat pre-allocation cancelled if there's some reason for a sweep. But even if it were possible to take a POUG for only one person in a multi-passenger booking, the booking would have to be split at that point, with the consequent risk. There are of course also the other inevitable disadvantages of splitting a booking, such as removing the carry-across of baggage benefits etc. But much will depend on the OP's personal circumstances here.
you are right, I just called BA and that is my only option... but I don’t want to exclude my partner out of my booking...
so I’m going to think about that, since paying 550 pounds (both) for less than 7 hours in WT+ does not sound like a deal to me... but of course, I would retain OW emerald (IB Platinum) with that.... let see If I can get the tier points in a cheaper way....
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Originally Posted by ggomtel View Post
so I’m going to think about that, since paying 550 pounds (both) for less than 7 hours in WT+ does not sound like a deal to me...
I agree that this does not sound like particularly good value. Are you sure that you are being offered a POUG? They are marked as special offer upgrades. The price being shown to you - ending in "9" - is consistent with POUG pricing, but I thought I should check in case this is actually a fare rules upgrade that happens to be at a price that looks like it could be a POUG. If it is, then the booking can be split and only one person upgraded at the fare rules price.

If you really do not want to split the booking, then asking about an AUP at the airport would seem to be the only other option.

How many more TPs do you actually need for renewing your status?
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Old Nov 29, 18, 8:14 am
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Originally Posted by Globaliser View Post
I agree that this does not sound like particularly good value. Are you sure that you are being offered a POUG? They are marked as special offer upgrades. The price being shown to you - ending in "9" - is consistent with POUG pricing, but I thought I should check in case this is actually a fare rules upgrade that happens to be at a price that looks like it could be a POUG. If it is, then the booking can be split and only one person upgraded at the fare rules price.

If you really do not want to split the booking, then asking about an AUP at the airport would seem to be the only other option.

How many more TPs do you actually need for renewing your status?
The Wiki shows £279 being a price for this route in October this year so sounds about right as a POUG. My largest worry would be as you said, the POUG not reappearing if one splits the booking.
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Old Nov 29, 18, 8:23 am
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Originally Posted by Globaliser View Post
I agree that this does not sound like particularly good value. Are you sure that you are being offered a POUG? They are marked as special offer upgrades. The price being shown to you - ending in "9" - is consistent with POUG pricing, but I thought I should check in case this is actually a fare rules upgrade that happens to be at a price that looks like it could be a POUG. If it is, then the booking can be split and only one person upgraded at the fare rules price.

If you really do not want to split the booking, then asking about an AUP at the airport would seem to be the only other option.

How many more TPs do you actually need for renewing your status?
Yes, it appears as a limited special offer in the website. I really do not appreciate so much flying WT+, since I already have an exit emergency seat in WT, so probably I’ll pass.
Regarding the TPs, I’m IB, not BA. I’m missing 500 TP out of 6250, but still can manage to get them with other flights probably. This upgrade would provide me 335 more IB TPs, so almost all of them.
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Old Nov 29, 18, 12:50 pm
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I've just had an offer of £269 from WT+ to CW on a LAX-LHR flight in a couple of weeks.
Same offer for the outbound a few days after booking 2-3 months ago.
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Old Dec 4, 18, 2:58 pm
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£109 LHR GOT for later in Dec. That’s a bit rich for me. Updated Wiki
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