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corporate-wage-slave Jan 1, 17 6:46 am

Pro-active Online Upgrade (POUG) tracking and discussion | 2017/18 thread
 
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This thread is a continuation of the previous years' threads:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...16-thread.html
Pro-active Online Upgrade (POUG) tracking and discussion | 2015 thread
which was a continuation from:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...ns-thread.html.

What is a Pro-active Online Upgrade?
The simple answer: it is a limited special upgrade that may be offered at a time of BA's choosing after your booking is ticketed up to and including online check-in. The offer, if it happens (and this is not guaranteed) will appear in Manage My Booking, either via BA.com or the mobile app. There is no email notification, klaxon sound or flashing beacons to alert you - so now you know why its called a Pro-active Online Upgrade :)

Please note, POUG rates differ from the rates offered at the airport (see, http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...ng-thread.html) and also the rate offered when you click on the “Upgrade my class of travel with money” link from within MMB, or the “Upgrade to the next available cabin” blue/grey banner in the app.

In summary
  • All POUGs earn full TPs and Avios for the upgraded cabin, subject to the original booking being paid for with cash.
  • POUGs are not usually offered on bookings with connections, such as bookings that combine UK domestic and shorthaul flights (a simple UK-USA single or return flight is generally open for POUG).
  • POUGs are offered on Hand-Baggage Only fares, if available
  • POUGs only become available after 48 hours of making your booking, until any time up to, and including OLCI. After being checked in you will not be offered a POUG.
  • POUGs do not seem to become available for travel agent bookings, until 2-3 days before departure (YMMV)
  • When checking in online (OLCI), you may get a POUG offer as one of the first screens to the check in process. This includes travel agency and corporate bookings, at least potentially.
  • POUGs are sometimes easier to spot on the App, but the cost and availability should be the same as with the main BA.com site.
  • POUGs cannot be requested from Service Centres, except that occasionally BA.com will not proceed with a POUG online and display a message inviting you to call the Service Centre to complete the transaction.
  • After a POUG has been purchased, the ticket become non changeable and non refundable, apart from government taxes.
  • If you get subject to an irrop after getting a POUG you should be rebooked into the upgraded cabin, subject to availability. If the irrop means that it is best to cancel the booking for a refund and then rebooked, you can't count on the upgrade being made available for the rebooked service, but you should get your POUG payment back.

A Wikipost has been set up to allow us to collectively track POUG rates on a route by route basis (this may not be visible if you are looking at this forum via a mobile device but is visible via FT's full site version). Please add your own successful results to the list including the month/year when the POUG was offered to you.

For reference, the terms and conditions of POUGs are here:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/25075396-post582.html

corporate-wage-slave Jan 1, 17 6:47 am

For the record, this was the previous year's wiki, to 31 December 2016.

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).
  • ACE -
  • AGP 89 (Jan 2016, ex LCY), 79 (Feb 2016, LCY)
  • AMS - 109 (LHR Dec 2015 - both ways for Jan 2016), 79 from LGW (Jan 2016, Jul 2016), 69 for LCY (Jan 2016, Mar 2016), 109 (Mar 2016) ex LHR
  • AMS - 79 (Jan 2015, Feb 2016) ex LGW - return also offered
  • ANE - 69 (Mar 2016) ex LCY
  • ARN - 109 (Feb 2016), 109 (Aug 2016), 100 (Aug 2016), SEK 1035 / 89 (Dec 2016)
  • ATH - 109 / 300 to LHR (Nov 2015), 179 (Feb 2016, May 2016)
  • BCN 140 to LHR (Dec 2015), 109 from LGW (Feb 2016), 120 from LHR (Aug 2016), 129 from LHR (Dec 2016)
  • BGO - 79 (Dec 2015)
  • BOD -
  • BRI -
  • BRU - 129 (Jan 2016), 130 (Dec 2016)
  • BSL - CHF 190 (Sep 2015, Feb 2016)
  • BUD - 149 both ways (Jan 2016)
  • CDG - 89 (Dec 2015), 115 for CDG-LHR (Sep 2016)
  • CHQ - 245 (Dec 2016 for Sept 2017)
  • CMF -
  • CPH - 129 (LHR, Jan 2016), 110 (LHR, Nov 2016, avios booking)
  • CTA -
  • DBV - 89 LGW (Nov 2015)
  • DUB 119 (to LHR, Dec 2015), 119 each way (Feb'16 for July '16), 119 (Feb for Nov 16) 119 each way (Mar 2016) 110 (dropped from 119 Jul 16)
  • DUS - 129 (Mar 2016, April 2016) 90 DUS-LHR (Aug 2016)
  • FCO - 109 (to LGW, Jan 2016) / 199 (to/from LHR, Mar 2016)
  • FRA - 109 (Nov 2015) / 145 (to LHR, Dec 2015) / 79 (to LCY, Jul 2016) / 50 (from LHR, Aug 2016)
  • GIB - 149 (May 2016)
  • GOT SEK 990/GBP 76 (Oct 2015)
  • GVA - 129 (Jan 2016) 125 (Offered Sept'16 for Apr'17)
  • HAJ - 90 (Jan 2017) 99 HAJ-LHR (Jan 2017)
  • HAM - 79 both ways (Sep 15 from HBO) 110 both ways (April 2016)
  • HEL 160 both ways (Mar 2016)
  • IBZ - 69 both ways (June 2016)
  • INN
  • IST - 150 (May 2015, IST-LHR) 179 (Feb 2016, LHR-IST and Dec 2016, IST-LHR)
  • JER - 79 (Nov 2015)
  • KBP - 124 (Feb 2016)
  • KEF - 240 (Nov 2016)
  • LCA 176. LCA-LHR (APR 2016)
  • LED - 189 (Oct 2015)
  • LIN 189 (Nov 2015, Feb 2016)
  • LIS 145 (Jul 2015 & Jan 2016) 159 (Jul 2016; Jan 2016 from HBO)
  • LPA -
  • LUX - 139 for LUX-LHR (Jan 2016 from HBO), 105 for LHR-LUX and 139 for LUX-LHR (Nov 2016)
  • LYS - 120 LHR-LYS (Dec 2016)
  • MAD - 89 MAD-LCY (Feb 2016), 79 LCY-MAD (Jan 2016). 79 MAD-LHR (Feb 2016) 79 each way (May 2016)
  • MAH -
  • MLA - 119 (Oct 2015)
  • MUC - 109 (Sep 2015 from HBO, also for Aug 2016, semi flex fare)
  • MJV - 70 (Nov 2016 from HBO, for Mar 17)
  • MRS - 110 (Nov 2016 from HBO Weekend Daytrip), 109 (Nov 2016 from MRS-LHR from HBO, Weekend Daytrip ex LHR)
  • MXP - 189 (Jun, Jul 2016, from Sunday Daytrip)
  • NCE - 145 (Jan 2016), 109 (Feb 2016, LGW), 135 (July 2016)
  • ORY - 115 (Jan 2016), 89 (Feb 2016), 115 (March 2016) 82 (October 2016)
  • OSL - 159 (Dec 2015, Apr 2016), NOK 1175/95 (Feb 2016)
  • OTP -
  • PFO - 119 (Sep 2015)
  • PMI - 205 (Oct 2015, Mar 2016, LHR) 79 (Jul 16, to LCY, from HBO), 69, Jan 17 to LCY from HBO)
  • PRG - 149 (Dec 2015)
  • PSA - 89 (Oct 2015)
  • RTM -
  • SOF - 13 (Aug 2016)
  • SVG - 99 / NOK 720 (Dec 2015),
  • SZG -
  • TIA
  • TXL 100 (Aug 2016, Sep 2016, Dec 2016) / 120 (To LHR, Aug 2016) / 100 (Sep 2016 / 129 (to LHR, Sep 2016)
  • UIP -
  • VCE - 109 (to LGW, Feb 2016)
  • VIE 179 (Feb 2016), 159 (Apr 2016)
  • VRN - 109 (Feb 2016 & Mar 2016)
  • WAW - 139 (Oct 2015) / 475 PLN (79) (Oct 2015)
  • ZAG - 130 ZAG-LHR Nov 2015
  • ZRH 119 (Jan, Apr 2016) / 69 (from LCY Jan 2016) 69 (From LCY April 2016) both ways
  • 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 $189 (Apr 2015), CW $765 (Mar 2016)
  • DFW - CW $850 (Feb 2016)
  • EWR - WTP $256 (Jan 2016) see also JFK
  • JFK WTP 147 (Jan and Apr 2015), WTP 189 (Mar 2016) see also EWR
  • IAD WTP $288 (Jan 2015)
  • LAS WTP 198 (Aug 2015)
  • LAX - CW 540 (Feb 2015)
  • MEX - CW 422 (Apr 2016)
  • MIA - WTP 198 (Feb 2016)
  • ORD - CW 473 (Nov 2015)
  • PHL - CW $750 (Feb 2016), CW 525 (Feb 2016)
  • SFO WTP $310 (Nov 2015), CW 480 (Jan 2016) CW $760/$855/$950 (all offered Apr 2016), CW $775 (Dec 2016, down from $855 last week)
  • YUL CW 405 (Jan 2015)
  • YYZ - CW GBP 350 (Jun 2015) WT+ 168 (Aug 2016)

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 168 (Dec 2015)
  • HKG - WTP 207 (Jan 2015), CW 480 (Apr 2016)
  • ICN - WTP 152 (Sep 2016)
  • KUL - F 649 (Feb 2016)
  • NRT - WTP 207 (Apr 2015)
  • PEK - WTP 165 (Apr 2016)
  • PVG WTP 165 (Mar 2016), CW 440 (Jan 2015)
  • SIN - CW 440 (Jan 2016)

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):
  • CPT WTP 92 (April 2016)
  • DXB WTP 150 (Jan 2015) WT+ 170 (Feb 2017) WT+ 136 (Nov 16)
  • DXB CW 499 (Feb 2015) CW 450 (Nov 16)
  • JNB - WTP 229 (Feb 2016)
  • KWI WTP 150 (Jan 2015)
  • RAK - CE 99 (Dec 2015)
  • TLV - WTP 153 (Apr 2015)
  • TLV - WTP $270 (Jun 2016)
  • 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):
  • BGI - WTP 199 (Oct 2016)
  • BOS - WTP $189 (Apr 2015), F $850 then $763 (Nov 2015), CW $680 (Mar 2016)
  • BOM - CW 499 (July 2016)
  • DME - WTP 145 (Nov 2015, Apr 2016)
  • DXB CW 499 (Jan 2015) WT to WT+ 170 (Feb 2017) (Redemption)
  • DXB CW 299 (Nov 2015)
  • EWR - CW 473 (Sep 2016) see also JFK
  • GIG F 447 (Jan 2015), CW 399 (Aug 2016)
  • HKG WTP 161 (Jan 2015)
  • HKG - CW 540 (Mar 2015)
  • HKG - CW 599 (Mar 2015 for travel in April, also offered for May 2016)
  • IAD - WTP 185 (Apr 2015), WTP $249 (Jan 2016), WTP 120 (April 2016), CW $760 (Sept 2016)
  • JFK WTP 168 (Jan 2015), F 508 (Dec 2015), F $999 (Jan 2016) see also EWR
  • JNB - CW 456 (Feb 2016), CW 510 (Nov 2016)
  • LAX - CW 599 (Apr 2016)
  • MCO - WTP 170 (Mar 2016)
  • MEX - CW 447 (Apr 2016)
  • MIA - WTP 176 (Nov 2015)
  • ORD - WTP 189 (Feb 2016), CW GBP 473 (Nov 2015) increased to GBP 525 in 4 hours.
  • PEK - WTP 198 (Apr 2016), CW GBP 549 (Aug 2015)
  • SEA - WT GBP 207 (Feb 2016)
  • SFO WTP $310 (Nov 2015)
  • SFO CW 599 (Jan 2016)
  • SFO - F USD$950, then $875 (Feb 2016)
  • SFO - F USD$855 (Nov 2016)
  • SIN CW 549 (Mar 2015, Feb 2016)
  • SIN WTP 198 (Jun 2015)
  • SIN WTP SGD250/138 (Sep 2016)
  • SYD CW 500 (Jan 2015)
  • TLV - WTP $240 (Jun 2016)
  • YUL - WTP 180 (Jun 2016)
  • YYC - WTP 189 (Aug 2016)
  • YYZ - CW GBP 450 (Jun 2015)
  • YYZ CW C$723 (Nov 2015)
  • YYZ - WTP GBP 189 (Jun 2015) (July 2016)
  • YVR - F CAD 900 (Mar 2016)

POUG terms and conditions can be found by clicking here.

sheppy26 Jan 3, 17 5:59 pm

Hi everyone, and Happy New Year to you all!. I am not sure how to update the list, but thought I would chip in with something - my partner was offered a POUG from LHR to WAW yesterday for a flight today. The offer was 115 from ET to CE. He doesn't need the TPs and it is too early to start collecting again so declined. Would someone be so kind as to update with this info?

Atlantic 101 Jan 3, 17 6:35 pm

LHR-DXB, 1/6/17 WT-WTP 127 (was 119 yesterday, but snapped it up at 127 today)
DXB-LHR 6/6/17 WTP-CW 400

TravellerFrequently Jan 4, 17 1:22 am


Originally Posted by sheppy26 (Post 27700056)
Hi everyone, and Happy New Year to you all!. I am not sure how to update the list, but thought I would chip in with something - my partner was offered a POUG from LHR to WAW yesterday for a flight today. The offer was 115 from ET to CE. He doesn't need the TPs and it is too early to start collecting again so declined. Would someone be so kind as to update with this info?

Wiki updated.

TravellerFrequently Jan 4, 17 1:28 am


Originally Posted by Atlantic 101 (Post 27700213)
LHR-DXB, 1/6/17 WT-WTP 127 (was 119 yesterday, but snapped it up at 127 today)
DXB-LHR 6/6/17 WTP-CW 400

Wiki updated.

rocketship87 Jan 4, 17 2:31 am

YYZ-LHR 7th Jan, CW to F - 499 GBP. Very excited as it's a 789!

liamvad Jan 4, 17 2:34 am

Got offered a POUG from MAD-LHR,79:00,April,took it...by the way,what is an 'irrop'??(Found out!)
Offered POUG LHR-LUX January,105:00,declined,not worth it for a short flight.

florens Jan 4, 17 4:48 am

LHR-GVA today for 115.

TravellerFrequently Jan 4, 17 5:11 am


Originally Posted by rocketship87 (Post 27701669)
YYZ-LHR 7th Jan, CW to F - 499 GBP. Very excited as it's a 789!

Wiki updated.

Enjoy the flight!

TravellerFrequently Jan 4, 17 5:18 am


Originally Posted by florens (Post 27702032)
LHR-GVA today for 115.


Originally Posted by liamvad (Post 27701678)
Got offered a POUG from MAD-LHR,79:00,April,took it...by the way,what is an 'irrop'??(Found out!)
Offered POUG LHR-LUX January,105:00,declined,not worth it for a short flight.

Wiki updated.

leftcoasttrav Jan 4, 17 7:52 am

SFO - LHR CW USD$970 (for Feb 2017 flight)

TravellerFrequently Jan 4, 17 10:34 am


Originally Posted by leftcoasttrav (Post 27702515)
SFO - LHR CW USD$970 (for Feb 2017 flight)

Wiki updated.

olouie Jan 4, 17 11:10 am

SFO-LHR CW USD $950 for January 2017 flight.

lehovec Jan 4, 17 1:40 pm

109 CTA-LGW March 2017... Is it worth it?


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