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corporate-wage-slave Jan 1, 17 6:18 am

Airport Upgrade Promotions (AUP) tracking and discussion | 2017 thread
 
This thread is the 2017 continuation thread for Airport Upgrade Promotions (AUP) which allow passengers to pay cash to upgrade their ticket to a better cabin. Usually this is by one cabin, so upgrading a World Traveller ticket to a World Traveller Plus seat. The wiki here gives prices, you may need to look at Flyertalk's main site to see the Wiki.

If the underlying ticket is a revenue ticket you get the new cabin's Tier Points and Avios allocation. Other oneworld travellers have reported getting a higher mileage under their equivalent frequent flyer systems. If the underlying ticket was an Avios ticket then there is no extra TPs or Avios. If the ticket was a revenue ticket but you deployed some Avios to reduce the cost, then you do get the higher TP and Avios award.

How to get an AUP
They are only available on the day of travel from the airport. You cannot ring up for them or arrange it in advance. It is subject to availability of both seats and facilities at the airport concerned.

LHR: If you have lounge access probably the best place to find out in this situation is Galleries Club South lounge, at the customer service desk on the left on entry. (T3 GC equivalent is on the right just past the entrance). It needs a ticket agent, who wear blue name badges, and there is always one on duty there. Sometimes the Flounge / CCR customer service agents are ticketing agents, but that's luck of the draw.

For LGW ask the ticket office at the transit / glass end of zone C. For LCY ask at the customer service desk on the left in the main hall. For most practical purposes, you can't get an AUP once landside in LGW or LCY.

Otherwise you can ask at check-in, they can find out whether it is available and send you to someone else for the ticketing aspects. In T5 you can also check at Zone E since again there is always a ticketing agent on duty there.

For domestic terminals you can also ask at checkin, GLA, EDI and MAN have particular desks for this. For non UK locations, ask at the ticket desk where one exisits, but in many locations there isn't one and you need to ask at the check-in counter. At some locations there is neither a ticket desk nor qualified agents, particularly in Europe, so effectively no AUP is offered at this location. At some locations (YYZ, IAD, JFK) they can be arranged from the lounge.

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With thanks to remymartin for starting the previous thread.
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...ng-thread.html

corporate-wage-slave Jan 1, 17 6:19 am

For the record, here is the wiki content from the previous thread, as of 31 December 2016.


Shorthaul
ALC
  • ALC-LGW: ET to CE, ALC, 120€ (5/2014)
  • LGW-ALC: ET to CE, LGW, £85 (5/2014)

AMS
  • LGW-AMS: ET to CE, LGW, £75 (5/2014)
  • AMS-LHR: ET to CE, LGW, £109 (9/2016)

ARN
  • ARN-LHR: ET to CE, ARN, 1400 SEK (?)
  • LHR-ARN: ?

ATH
  • ATH-LHR: ET (discounted) to CE, 160€ (5/2014)

BCN
  • BCN-LHR: ET to CE, BCN, 120€ (3/2014), 140€ (1/2015)
  • LHR-BCN: ?

CPH
  • CPH-LHR: ET to CE, CPH, 900 DKK (5/2014)

DUB
  • DUB-LHR ET to CE, DUB, 100€ (4/2015)

DUS
  • DUS-LHR ET to CE, DUS, 145€ (3/2016)

FDH
  • LGW-FDH: ET to CE, LGW, £99 (1/2015)

FRA
  • FRA-LHR: ET to CE, FRA, 135€ (7/2015)

HEL
  • HEL-LHR: ET to CE, HEL, 155€ / HBO 190€ (10/2016)
  • LHR-HEL: 160£ HBO (10/2016)

IST
  • IST-LHR: ET to CE, IST, US$210 (9/2016)

LIN
  • LHR-LIN: ET to CE, LHR, £199 (8/2106)

LIS
  • LIS-LHR: ET to CE, LIS, 135€ (6/2014)

LUX
  • LUX-LHR: ET to CE, LUX, 100€ (6/2014)

LCA
  • LCA-LGW: ET to CE, LCA, 150€ (8/2014)

MAD
  • MAD-LHR: ET to CE, MAD, 135€ (3/2014)
  • LHR-MAD: ?

MLA
  • LGW-MLA: ET to CE, LGW, £105 (4/2014)
  • MLA-LGW: ET to CE, MLA, 119€ (1/2016)

OSL
  • OSL-LHR: ET to CE, JAN, 1175 NOK (~£93) (1/2016)
  • OSL-LHR: ET to CE, AUG, NOK1,775 (08/2016)

OTP
  • OTP-LHR: ET to CE, OCT, 120€ (11/2014)

PRG
  • PRG-LHR: ET to CE, FEB, 3000 Crowns (~£90) (2/2016)

RAK
  • RAK-LGW: ET to CE, RAK, 1800MAD (±£130) (12/2013)
  • RAK-LGW: ET to CE, RAK, 1700MAD (±£130) (4/2016)

SKG
  • LGW-SKG: ET to CE, LGW, £125 (8/2016)
  • SKG-LGW: ET to CE, SKG, 150€ (7/2014)

TFS
  • LGW-TFS: ET to CE, LGW, £125 (11/2014)
  • TFS-LGW: ET to CE, , ()

VCE
  • VCE-LGW: ET to CE, VCE, 102€ (4/2014)
  • LGW-VCE: ET to CE, LGW, ?
  • VCE-LHR: ET to CE, VCE, 205€ (5/2016) ("more expensive than Gatwick"—check-in agent)

WAW
  • WAW-LHR: ET to CE, WAW, 550 PLN (~£95) (9/2015)

Longhaul
ACC
  • LHR-ACC: WT to WTP, LHR, £209 (3/2014)

AMM
  • LHR-AMM: WT to CW, LHR, £329 (?)
  • AMM-LHR: WT to CW, AMM, £329 (?)

ACC
  • AUH-LHR: CW to F, AUH, 6,000AED (?)

ATL
  • ATL-LHR: WT to WTP, ATL, 330 USD (Feb 17 2016)

AUS
  • AUS-LHR: WTP to CW, AUS, 850 USD (Nov 12th & May 24th 2014)
  • AUS-LHR: WTP to CW, AUS, 900 USD (Feb 2015)
  • AUS-LHR: WT to WTP, 355 USD (Dec 2014)

BAH
  • LHR-BAH: WT to WTP, £115 (Nov 2016)

BEY
  • LHR-BEY (?)
  • BEY-LHR: WT to CW, BEY, $625 (10/2014)

BKK
  • BKK-LHR: WTP to CW, BKK, £700 (4/2014)
  • BKK-LHR: WT to WTP, BKK, 13000THB (11/2014)
  • BKK-LHR: WT to CW, BKK, 49000THB (11/2014)
  • LHR-BKK: WTP to CW, LHR, £599 (9/2014)

BLR
  • BLR-LHR: WTP to CW, BLR, $650 (5/2014)

BOM
  • BOM-LHR: CW to F, LHR, 38,000 rupees/£399 (4/2014)
  • BOM-LHR: WT to WTP, LHR, 15,015 INR/~£178 (10/2016)

BOS
  • LHR-BOS: CW to F, LHR, £599 (4/2014)
  • BOS-LHR: WT to WTP, $320 (12/2014)
  • BOS-LHR: WTP to CW, $850 (1/2015)
  • BOS-LHR: CW to F, BOS, $900 (4/2014)

CAI
  • CAI-LHR: WTP(?) to CW, CAI, 5,000 EGP (4/2014)
  • CAI-LHR: WTP to CW, CAI, £699 (4/2014)
  • LHR-CAI: WT to WTP, CAI, £209 (5/2014)
  • CAI-LHR: WT to WTP, CAI, 1,800EGP ~£149 (5/2014)

CPT
  • CPT-LHR: CW to F, CPT, 10,000 ZAR (4/2014)

DEL
  • DEL-LHR: CW to F, DEL, 38,000 rupees/£399 (5/2014)
  • DEL-LHR: WT+ to CW, DEL, 38,000 rupees/£399 (8/2014)

DEN
  • LHR-DEN: WT to WTP, LHR, £209 (8/2014)
  • LHR-DEN: WT to CW, LHR, £749 (8/2014)
  • LHR-DEN: WTP to CW, DXB, £599 (8/2014)

DFW
  • DFW-LHR: WT+ to CW, DFW, 800 USD (?)
  • DFW-LHR: CW to F, DFW, 850 USD (09/2015)
  • LHR-DFW: CW to F, GLA, £599, (12/2014)
  • DFW-LHR: CW to F, DFW, 850 USD (04/2016)

DXB
  • LHR-DXB: WT to WTP, ORY, 230€ (2/2014)
  • LHR-DXB: WTP to CW, LHR, £599 (5/2014)
  • LHR-DXB: CW to F, LHR, £599 (5/2014)
  • DXB-LHR: WTP to CW, DXB, 3000 AED (5/2014)
  • DXB-LHR: CW to F, DXB, 3000 AED (5/2014)

EWR
  • LHR-EWR: WTP to CW, LHR, £649, (10/2015)

GIG
  • GIG-LHR: CW to F, GIG, $850 USD (04/2015)
  • GIG-LHR: WTP to CW, GIG, $850 USD (06/2015)

HKG
  • LHR-HKG: WT to WTP, LHR, £209 (2/2014)
  • LHR-HKG: WTP to CW, LHR, £499 (2/2014)
  • HKG-LHR: WT to WTP, HKG, 3000HKD (1/2016)
  • HKG-LHR: WT to CW, HKG, 12000HKD (1/2016)
  • HKG-LHR: WTP to CW, HKG, £599 (10/2014)
  • HKG-LHR: CW to F, HKG, 13000HKD (6/2014)
  • LHR-HKG: WT to WTP, LHR, £349 (10/2016)
  • HKG-LHR: WT to WTP, HKG, 3000HKD (10/2016)
  • HKG-LHR: WT to CW, HKG, 12000HKD (10/2016)
  • HKG-LHR: WTP to CW, HKG, WT-F 18000HKD (10/2016)

  • LHR-HKG: WT to CW, LHR, £779£ (10/2016)
HYD
  • HYD-LHR: WT to WTP, HYD, 16000INR/~$261 (10/2014)
  • HYD-LHR: WT to CW, HYD, 61000INR/~$995 (10/2014)
  • HYD-LHR: WT to WTP, HYD, 15015INR/~$236 (5/2015)

ICN
  • ICN-LHR: WT to WTP, ICN, 176,000 KRW / GBP 103 (March 2014)
  • ICN-LHR: WT to CW, ICN, 1,357,600 KRW / GBP 796 (March 2014)
  • ICN-LHR: WTP to CW, ICN, 1,340,000 KRW / GBP785 (March 2014)
  • ICN-LHR: CW to F, ICN, 908,000 KRW / GBP 532 (March 2014)

JFK
  • LHR-JFK: WT to WTP, JFK, £220 (Nov 2014)
  • LHR-JFK: WTP to CW, LHR, £649 (Jan 2016)
  • LHR-JFK: CW to F, LHR, £599 (Dec 2014)
  • JFK-LHR: WT to WTP, JFK, $309 (April 2014)
  • JFK-LHR: WT to CW, JFK, $1050 (April 2014)
  • JFK-LHR: WT to CW, JFK, $1100 (Nov 2015)
  • JFK-LHR: WTP to CW, JFK, $850 (May 2014)
  • JFK-LHR: WTP to CW, JFK, $950 (Jan 2016)
  • JFK-LHR: CW to F, JFK, $990 (Dec 2015)
  • JFK-ORY: WT to CW, JFK, $1150 (OpenSkies - Oct? 2014)
  • JFK-ORY: WT to CW, JFK, $820 (OpenSkies - Nov 2014)

JNB
  • LHR-JNB: WT to WTP, LHR, £209 (3/2014)
  • LHR-JNB: WT to WTP, LHR, £209 (5/2014)
  • LHR-JNB: WT to CW, LHR, £749 (5/2014)
  • LHR-JNB: WTP to CW, LHR, £649 (1/2016)
  • LHR-JNB: CW to F, LHR, £649 (12/2015)
  • LHR-JNB: WT to WTP, LHR, £229 (Feb 2016)
  • LHR-JNB: WT to CW, LHR, £799 (Feb 2016)
  • JNB-LHR: WT to WTP, JNB, 9999 ZAR (9/2014)
  • JNB-LHR: WTP to CW, JNB, 9,999 ZAR ($619) (Feb 2016)
  • JNB-LHR: WT to WTP, JNB, 3,750 ZAR ($240) (Feb 2016)
  • JNB-LHR: WT to CW, JNB, 13,749 ZAR ($859) (Feb 2016)

KIN
  • KIN-LGW: WTP to CW, KIN, $800 USD (May 2016)

LAS
  • LHR-LAS: WT to WTP, LHR, £209 (June 2014)
  • LHR-LAS: WT to CW, LHR, £749 (June 2014)
  • LHR-LAS: WTP to CW, LHR, £649 (September 2015)
  • LHR-LAS: CW to F, LHR, £599 (June 2014)
  • LAS-LHR: CW to F, LAS, $1050 (September 2016)
  • LAS-LHR: WT to WTP, LAS, $216 (January 2017)

LAX
  • LHR-LAX: WT to WTP, LHR, £209 (March 2014)
  • LHR-LAX: WT to WTP, LHR, £229 (Sept 2014)
  • LAX-LHR: WTP to CW, LAX, $950 (Jan 2015)
  • LAX-LHR: WTP to CW, LAX, $900 (3/2014) [mjrkong]
  • LAX-LHR: WT to CW, LAX, $1050 (?)
  • LAX-LHR: WT to WTP, LAX $355 (Dec 2014)

LOS
  • LOS-LHR: CW to F, LOS, 1,299 USD (August 2016)

MAA
  • MAA-LHR: WTP to CW, MAA, £381 (November 2015)

MCO
  • MCO-LGW: WT to WT+, MCO, $350 (January 2016)
  • MCO-LGW: WT to CW, MCO, $1,600 (January 2016)
  • MCO-LGW: WTP to CW, MCO, $850 (January 2016)

MEX
  • MEX-LHR: CW to F, MEX, £700 (October 2014)

MIA
  • LHR-MIA: WT to WTP, LHR, £269? (Jan 2016)
  • LHR-MIA: WT to CW, LHR, £699? (Jan 2016)
  • LHR-MIA: CW to F, LHR T3 transfer desk, £649 (Feb 2016)
  • MIA-LHR: WT to WTP, MEX lounge, $435 (Sept 2014)
  • MIA-LHR: WTP to CW, MIA lounge, $900 (Sept 2014)
  • MIA-LHR: WT to CW, MIA lounge, $1250 (Sept 2014)
  • MIA-LHR: CW to F, MIA lounge, $1100 (Sept 2014)

ORD
  • ORD-LHR: WT to WTP, ORD, 300 USD (April 2014)
  • ORD-LHR: WT to CW, ORD, 900 USD (April 2014)
  • ORD-LHR: WTP to CW, ORD, 825 USD (Jan 2016)
  • LHR-ORD: WT to WTP, LHR, £259 (Nov 2016)

NRT
  • LHR-NRT: CW to F, LHR, £599 (3/2014)

PHL
  • LHR-PHL: WT to WTP, LHR, £200 (April 2014)
  • PHL-LHR: WT to WTP, PHL, $300 (April 2014)

PHX
  • PHX-LHR: WTP to CW, PHX, $850 (Dec 2014)
  • LHR-PHX: CW to F, DUB, €899 (Nov 2015)
  • PHX-LHR: WTP to CW, PHX, $850 (Feb 2016)
  • PHX-LHR: WT to CW, PHX, $999 (Feb 2016)
  • LHR-PHX: WT to CW, LHR, GBP 799 (Mar 2016)
  • LHR-PHX: WTP to CW, LHR, GBP 649 (Mar 2016)
  • LHR-PHX: CW to F, LHR, GBP 649 (Mar 2016)

RUH
  • RUH-LHR: WT to CW, RUH, 3000 SAR (10/2014)
  • RUH-LHR: WTP to CW, RUH, 2000 SAR (10/2014)
  • RUH-LHR: CW to F, RUH, 3000 SAR (10/2014)
  • LHR-RUH: WTP to CW, LHR, GBP 599 (12/2014)

SAN
  • SAN-LHR: WT to WTP, SAN, 355 USD (11/2015)
  • SAN-LHR: WTP to CW, SAN, 950 USD (5/2016)

SEA
  • SEA-LHR: WT to CW, SEA, 1090 USD (Feb 2015)
  • SEA-LHR: WT to WTP, SEA, 355 USD (Feb 2015)
  • SEA-LHR: WTP to CW, SEA, 850 USD (June 2014)
  • SEA-LHR: CW to F, SEA, 950 USD (Jan 2016)
  • SEA-LHR: CW to F, SEA, 979 USD (Oct 2016)
  • LHR-SEA: WT to CW, LHR, GBP 799 (March 2015)
  • LHR-SEA: WT to WTP, LHR, GBP 229 (April 2015)
  • LHR-SEA: WT to WTP, LHR, GBP 229 (May 2015)
  • LHR-SEA: WT to WTP, LHR, GBP 229 (Jan 2016)

SFO
  • LHR-SFO: WTP to CW, SFO, £599 (3/2014)
  • LHR-SFO: WTP to CW, SFO, £599 (1/2016)
  • SFO-LHR: WT to CW, SFO, 1050 USD (12/2014)
  • SFO-LHR: WTP to CW, SFO, 950 USD (1/2015)
  • SFO-LHR: CW to F, SFO, £599 (10/2014)

SIN
  • LHR-SIN: CW to F, LHR, £599 (4/2014)
  • SIN-LHR: WT to WTP, SIN, 450SGD (5/2014)
  • SIN-LHR: WTP to CW, SIN, 1300SGD(01/2016); 1100SGD (12/2014)
  • SIN-LHR: WT to WTP, SIN, 600SGD (10/2015)
  • SIN-LHR: CW to F, SIN, 1300SGD (8/2014)
  • LHR-SIN: WT to WTP, LHR, GBP 229 (May 2015)
  • LHR-SIN: WT to WTP, LHR, £249 (8/2014)
  • LHR-SIN: WT to CW, LHR, £749 (8/2014)

SJC
  • SJC-LHR: WTP to CW, SJC, $950 (7/2016)
  • SJC-LHR: WT to WTP, SJC, $350 (7/2016)

SYD
  • SYD-SIN: WT to WTP, SYD, 499 AUD (8/2013)
  • SYD-LHR: CW to F, SYD, 2000 AUD (7/2014)
  • SYD-LHR: WT to CW, SYD, 2000 AUD (7/2014)
  • SYD-LHR: WT to F, SYD, 2500 AUD (11?/2014)

YUL
  • LHR-YUL: WT to WTP, LHR, 229 GBP (11/2014)
  • LHR-YUL: WT to WTP, LHR, 269 GBP (10/2015)
  • LHR-YUL: WT to CW, LHR, 750 GBP (11/2014)
  • YUL-LHR: WT to WTP, YUL, CAD 1000 (12/2016)
  • YUL-LHR: WT to CW, YUL, CAD 1200 (12/2016)

YVR
  • LHR-YVR: CW to F, LHR, 635 GBP (10/2015)
  • LHR-YVR: CW to F, LHR, 595 GBP (12/2016)
(AUP from UuA)
  • YVR-LHR: WT to WTP, YVR, 250 CAD (5/2014)
  • YVR-LHR: WT to CW, YVR, 999 CAD (5/2014)
  • YVR-LHR: WTP to CW, YVR, 850 CAD (5/2014)
  • YVR-LHR: CW to F, YVR, 900 CAD (10/2015)
  • YVR-LHR: CW to F, YVR, 1000 CAD (12/2016)

YYC
  • YYC-LHR: WTP to CW, YYC, 650 USD (3/2014)
  • LHR-YYC: WT to WTP, GLA, 740 GBP (8/2016)

YYZ
  • YYZ-LHR: WT to WTP, YYZ, 250 CAD (3/2014)
  • LHR-YYZ: WT to WTP, LHR, £229 (10/2014)
  • LHR-YYZ: CW to F, LHR, £650 (04/2015)
  • YYZ-LHR: WTP to CW, YYZ, 850 CAD (10/2014)
  • YYZ-LHR: WTP to CW, YYZ, 899 CAD (06/2015)
  • YYZ-LHR: WTP to CW, YYZ, 850 CAD (10/2015)
  • YYZ-LHR: WT to WTP, YYZ, £189 (10/2015)
  • YYZ-LHR: WT to CW, YYZ, 999 CAD (05/2016)
  • LHR-YYZ: CW to F, LHR, £549 CAD (09/2016)
  • LHR-YYZ: WT to WTP, LHR, £229 (09/2016)
  • LHR-YYZ: WT to CW, LHR, £749 (09/2016)

David buick Jan 8, 17 2:49 am

LHR-EWR: CW to F, LHR, £579, (01/01/2017)

EsherFlyer Jan 8, 17 10:35 am

LHR-OTP:ET-CW, £230

Which is Bucharest of course.

Just about worth it at target £2 per TP (80 up from 20), 1300 or so extra Avios, and tax reclaim on business travel.

jonnye Jan 8, 17 11:07 am

TLV-LHR, CW to F, TLV $550 (1/2017)
TLV-LHR, WTP to CW, TLV $400 (1/2017)
TLV-LHR, WT to WTP, TLV $250 (1/2017)

I was offered CW to F (at check-in desk) and then inquired about the others and this is what i was told (space available of course).

Wembleygal Jan 8, 17 11:24 am

ORD (30 December 2016)


at lounge offered ORD-LHR: WT to CW, - 999 USD

- declined, but magic beep on boarding - WT to CW

lotusodc1 Jan 8, 17 12:51 pm

LHR to CPT 01/01/17
CW to First - £659

EsherFlyer Jan 9, 17 3:35 am

One snippet I picked up while securing yesterday's AUP was that they are only available until the flight closes. 45 minutes before flight for short-haul, 60 minutes for long-haul. I didn't know that previously, and there was a bit of a flurry when I went to the lounge desk at T-50 or so to ask :eek:!

Virazuno Jan 11, 17 9:38 am

DEL-LHR, CW to F, 40000 INR (£482)

This was on a reward booking.

Added to wiki

nsfw Jan 11, 17 10:13 pm

I'm going to fly SJC to LHR, the plane departs around 8pm.
Would it be possible to go to SFO's BA ticketing desk(I live near this airport) earlier in the day since there is more activity here and try my luck in a same day AUP?

WellesleyUK Jan 12, 17 9:41 am

Check In Upgrade from CW to F?
 
Hi y'all

I'm off to Washington next week. I'm Gold Exec Club and flying CW having booked a WT+ fare and upgraded with Avios.

Any chance I might be eligible for a check-in upgrade with this type of fare structure? Would pay to move into First if there were seats. I'm on the 11am-ish A380.

Any ideas of the CW > F at airport upgrade price? Might they just move me up anyway because I'm Gold?

nux Jan 12, 17 9:43 am

Yes it's possible. See the AUP thread for prices.

Globaliser Jan 12, 17 9:44 am

Have a look at this thread: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...17-thread.html

mikeyfly Jan 12, 17 9:46 am

Have a look at this thread

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/brit...17-thread.html

To give you an indication of the £££s to pay for upgrade at airport. The airline may need to operationally upgrade for free depending on loads / overbooking etc. On the A380 you're in the mix with 100 other Club World passengers so odds aren't on your side. Gold is not always a good thing - plenty of reports of lower tier / never First passengers getting the upgrade over the highest value members... If you're willing to fork out £5/600 just do it at check in if it's available

PETER01 Jan 12, 17 9:47 am

I don't mean to sound harsh but I would try and forget of any upgrade to First just because of your Gold status. Sure, if it is overbooked you might have a small chance however the thread below is more useful although it is not gauranteed there will be any seats to sell as not very flight has them for 'offer' so to speak.

Good luck though!

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...17-thread.html

ETA: Lots of quick replies already!


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