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Pro-active Online Upgrade (POUG) tracking and discussion | 2022 thread

Pro-active Online Upgrade (POUG) tracking and discussion | 2022 thread

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Short haul routes
  • ABZ - £69 (to and from LHR, Feb/May 2019, ex-LHR Oct 2019), £59 (to and from LHR, Feb 2020), £59 (to and from LHR, June 2021), £79 (to and from LHR Dec 21)
  • ACE -£119 (to LGW, Nov 2016) £99 ( from LGW Feb 2020) £69 { to / from LGW Feb / Mar 2021 }
  • AGP – £79 (Feb 2016, LCY), £99 (Jan 2019, ex-LGW), €119 (to LGW, July 2017), £99 (AGP-LHR Oct 2019)
  • ALC - £89 each way (from/to SOU, Jun 2021)
  • ALC - £79 each way (from/to SOU, Oct 2021). £75 from LGW, October 2022
  • ALG - £99 (practically always)
  • AMS - £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), AMS-LHR €69 Nov 2019 for March 2020, £59 (Jul 2020)
  • ARN - £79 ex-LHR (December 2020), €79 ex-ARN (December 2020), SEK859 - both ways (Mar 2021), £90 ex-LHR (April 2022), £90 each way (LHR-ARN-LHR May 2022)
  • ATH - £129 ATH-LHR Nov 2021), (€142 ATH-LHR Oct 2021)
  • AYT - £149 from LGW April 2022
  • BCN – €119 (to LHR, May 2019), £109 (to LHR Feb 2020)
  • BER - £79 to LHR (December 2020) £99 to BER (June+August 2021), 89€ to LHR (August 2021), £79 LCY-BER (Oct 2021), £69 LHR-BER/£93 BER-LHR (Dec 2021); 99€ (to and from LCY) in March 2022
  • BHD - £69 (to and from LHR, Oct 2019), £59 (to and from LHR, Jan 2020)
  • BDS -
  • BGO - £69 (out and back LHR Jan 2019)
  • BIA - £59 (Jan 2019)
  • BIO - £89 (BIO-LHR Nov 2019; LGW-BIO £89 Nov 2019, Jan 2020; BIO-LGW £89 Nov 2019)
  • BLL - £69 (to LHR, Jul 2017)
  • BLQ - £69 (to LHR, Jun 2017), £89 (Jun 2019)
  • BOD - £49 (Oct 2019, both ways), £89 (Dec 2019)
  • BRI - £69 (Oct 2021 both ways)
  • BRU -
  • BSL - £129 (from LHR, May 2019) CHF 190 (Feb 2016), CHF 169 (Dec 2018)
  • BUC - £129 (from LHR, July 2019)
  • BUD - £130 (from/to LHR, Aug 22 for flights in Nov '22), £149 (to LHR, Nov 2018)
  • CAG - €90 (to LGW, Feb 2022 from basic fare)
  • CDG - £59 each way Jan 2020 £99 (each way, July 2019) £59 (from LHR, Oct 2019) €69 from CDG Jan 2020. €69 from CDG Aug 2021. £90 LHR-CDG (Apr 22)
  • CGN - €89 (to LGW, Aug 2018)
  • CHQ - £245 (Dec 2016)
  • CMF -
  • CPH - £109 (Jun 2017), £129 (to LHR, Jan 2017), £129 (from LHR [HBO ticket], Feb 2019), $185 ( from LHR August 2021 )
  • CTA - £89 (Sept 2019)
  • DBV -
  • DUB - €89 (to LCY Aug 2018 on HBO fare), €99 (to Dublin from LHR Aug 2018 on HBO fare) £89 (Oct 2018), €99 (to LHR, Jan 2019), £89 (April 2019), £59 (from/to LHR Feb 2020 on HBO fare) £75 (LCY-DUB, Nov 2019), £75 (DUB-LCY Jan 20, Feb 20), £75 (LCY-DUB, Jan 20), £49 (from/to LHR Apr 2020 on HBO for travel in Nov 2020), €69 (DUB-LHR on HBO in Mar 2021 for travel Jan 2022), £58 (LHR-DUB in Aug 2021 for travel Apr 2022), £90 (from LHR Jan 2022), €85 (from SOU Mar 22 for travel Oct 22), €108 (to LHR, March 2022 for travel April 2022).
  • DUS - £69 (to/from LHR, Jan 2019) £69 (from LHR, May 2019) £69 (from/to LCY, July 2019), €79 (to LHR, Apr 2020) (£49 Each way Dec 20)
  • EDI - £59 (from LGW, Jan 20), £59 (to LCY Jan 2019), £59 both to and from LHR (July 2020), £59 to LHR (Oct 20), £59 from LHR (Sep 21). £75 (from LCY) £79 (to LCY) both from basic fare, (Oct 22).
  • EGC - £79 (from/to LCY, Jun 2022)
  • FAO - €79 (to LHR, Oct 2021); £79 (from LHR, Oct 2021)
  • FCO - £89 (from LGW, Aug 2018), £99 (to LCY, Sep 2019), £109 (ex LHR, Jan 2020), £69 (to LGW, Feb 2020), £130 (ex LHR, December / Xmas time 2022)
  • FLR - £89 (Nov 2018); £79 (Jan 2020); £ (Dec. 2022 from LCY)
  • FRA - £69 (to LCY Apr 2018), £109 (from LHR, Aug 2018), £109 from LHR July 2019, £55 (from LHR Jan 2022), £90 (from LHR May 2022)
  • GIB - £149 (Oct 2018), £149 (to LHR Oct 2019), £89 (Nov 2020)
  • GLA - £59 from and to LHR Aug 20. (From LHR April 2019 - £69) (to LCY £59 Oct 2019) , £59 to LHR £49 from LHR (Jun 21). [email protected]£49-NOV21. [email protected]£59-NOV21 GLA LHR @£89 Dec !! LHR-GLA £89 Dec 21 LHR GLA and GLA LHR £89 Jan 22. GLA-LGW £59 Mar22.
  • GOT – £59 (Oct 2019) - 690 SEK/£55 (from LHR Feb 2020), -GOT £59 (from LHR Mar 2020) GOT- SEK 690 (Mar 2020). GOT-LHR, LHR-GOT .GOT-LHR - SEK 690 £60 (Nov 2020). LHR-GOT - SEK 690 £60 (Apr 2021), GOT-LHR/LHR-GOT SEK -1 085 £87 (Feb 2022)
  • GVA - £139 (From LHR May 2018), £89 (ex LGW, Mar 2019), £99 (LHR-GVA and v.v., Dec 2019), £130 bothways Aug 2022 (been consistent all year), GVA-LCY £85 (Aug 2022)
  • HAJ - £109 (July 2018)
  • HAM - £90 (September 2022)
  • HEL – from/to LHR €169, April 2018, £159 (August 2018)
  • IBZ - £99 both ways (LHR Covid period flights) (August 2020)
  • INN – £79 to INN, €89 to LHR (Feb 2018)
  • INV – £79 each way (April 2019), £59 (to INV, Oct 2019), £59 (to INV Nov 2019), £59 (to INV Jan 2020) £49 to INV 5/22, INV to LHR £59 09/22, LHR to INV £89 ( Jan 2023 )
  • IST - $169 (to LHR December 2018), £129 (June 2020), $139 ( to LHR August 2021 )
  • JER - £79 (Apr 2019) - price has remained same for several years. £75 (to/from LHR Feb 2022)
  • JMK - £239 (from LHR Jun 2018), £239 (to LHR July 2018); £204 each way September 2021
  • JTR - £149 (from LHR Aug 2020). £149 (to LHR Aug 2020)
  • KBP -
  • KEF - Note system offered £239 but contact centre staff got the cost down!, £79 each way (Sep 20)
  • KRK - 509 PLN to LHR (April 2019), £130 each way, offer in July for flights in October 2022.
  • LBA – £49 (October 2019). £49 (both ways, Jan 2020)
  • LCA - £79 ( LHR - LCA) £99 (LCA - LHR) Jan 20; €293 LCA -> LHR (March 2022)
  • LED -
  • LJU - £69 (Oct 2021)
  • LIN – £129 (Feb 2019), £119 (Jan 2019 from LCY), £99 (to LHR, Oct 2019)
  • LIG - £79 both ways (including Eastern operated in one direction) June 2018
  • LIS – £139 (from LHR Nov 2018) £99 (Each way Sep 2019 for Jan 2020 flight).
  • LPA - £119 (Mar 2020)
  • LUX - £59 (each way, Mar 2018), £59 LHR-LUX (Nov 2019), £49 (Sep 2020)
  • LYS - £89 (March 2018), £89 (Nov 2018), £89 (April 2019)
  • MAD - £159 MAD-LHR (Aug 2019), £99 LHR-MAD (Nov 2019), £159 LHR-MAD & MAD-LHR (Jan 2020)
  • MAH -
  • MAN - £51 (Jun, Jul, Sep 21) £49 (Mar 21), £56 (Feb 2020), £59 (October 2018) offered in both directions. Same price from LCY (Dec 2018 - both directions), MAN-LHR £75 (Jan 22), LHR-MAN £75 (Feb 22)(Mar 22)(Apr22), LGW-MAN £75 (June 22)
  • MLA - £79 (Aug 2020) from LHR, £69 (May 2021), to LGW £68 (Jun 2021)
  • MPL -
  • MUC - £130 LHR each way (Feb 2022), £89 LCY-MUC (Feb 2020)
  • MJV -
  • MRS - £119 (each way, Feb 2020) £119 (ex-LHR, May 2018). £89 (Jul 2017), £109 (to LHR, Nov 2016 HBO, Weekend Daytrip ex LHR) £130 from LHR August 2022
  • MXP - £149 ex LHR Jan 2020 £149 (from/to LHR April 2018). £139 (LHR to MXP, Oct 2019), €100 MXP-LHR (Aug 2021), LCY to MXP £89 e/w (May 22)
  • NAP - £79 (Apr 2019) £89 (May 2019, from LGW) £69 (Sept 2020)
  • NCE -
  • NCL - £59 (from/to LHR, Apr 2019) - price has remained the same for several years. £49 (Sep 2020). £51 to/from LHR (Jun 2021 onwards). £75 (Jun 2022).
  • NQY - £49 (July 2020); £49 (July 2021)
  • NTE - £80 (Mar 2017)
  • NUE - £90 (May 2022 (Either direction to/from LHR))
  • OPO - £68 (inbound to LHR Oct 2021) £99 (Nov 2019, both ways)
  • ORY -
  • OSL - £124 (NOK1379, OSL->LHR, Dec 2017), £129 (to OSL, Jan 2018 for May), £129 (May 2018 for Aug), £87 (from/to LHR Oct 2021), £130 (from/to LHR Apr 2022), 1558NOK (to LHR - approx £135)
  • OTP - £99 (May 2020), £79 (December 2021) £90 both ways (May 2022)
  • PEG - £69 (Dec 2019)
  • PFO - £119 (Sep 2015)
  • PMI - EUR 119 (to LCY, Jan 2019) £99 (LGW, Oct 2019) £79 (from LCY, Oct 2021) £79 (to LCY, Oct 2021)
  • PRG - £119 (Jan 2019) (£79 Sep 2021) (£68 Sep 2021) (£90 May 2022)
  • PRN - £149 (Dec 2019)
  • PSA -
  • PUY -
  • PVK - £139 (Feb 2019)
  • RAK - £99 ( May 2018, from LGW) £99 ( Oct 2018, to LGW), £99 (Nov 2018 LHR-RAK), MAD1127(equiv £90 - Dec 22 RAK-LGW)
  • RHO - £204 (Aug 2022, from LHR)
  • RTM - £65 (June 2022, from LCY) ; £65 (June 2022, to LCY)
  • SKG - £99 (Sep 2019, from LGW) / £99 (Oct 2019 from LGW)
  • SOF - £149 (to LHR, Apr 2019); £149 (both ways for travel in Dec 2019); LHR-SOF (HBO) £49 (Dec 2019), £99 (from HBO Mar 2021 for travel Jan 2022)
  • SOU - €85 (from DUB, March 2022 for travel Oct 2022)
  • STR - £109 (Either way Nov 2018)
  • SVG - £99 / NOK 720 (Dec 2015),
  • SVQ - £99 (June 2019/Nov 2019 both ways)
  • SZG - £69 (to LGW and from LGW to SZG for travel in May 2020)
  • TFS – £119 (March 2020) £99 (Feb 2020) £69 / €79 ( Aug - Dec 2020 ) £79 From LON / £68 To LON (2021), £130 / €155 To / from LHR (Feb thru May 2022)
  • TIA –
  • TLL -
  • TLS - £99 (Oct 19) (to LHR), €79 (TLS - LHR, Sept 2020), £90 (ex-LHR, March for May 2022)
  • TRN - £69 (to LGW and from LGW to TRN for travel in May 2020), £79 LGW-TRN (May 2022)
  • TXL - £129 (Feb 2018, March 2019, ex-LHR), £129 (to LHR, March 2018 for April), €139 (to LHR, Jan 2019), £129 (from LHR, March for July, 2019).£79 from STN Aug 2020 Sunday flight
  • UIP - £69 from LCY, €79 to LCY, June for Aug 2022
  • VCE - £119 ex-LHR (Apr 2018), £89 (from LGW, Sep 2019), £79 (to LCY, Sep 2019)
  • VIE – €129 (to LHR, April 2018) £129 (to LHR, from a Basic fare, Jan 2019) €109 to LHR (Nov 2019 for Jan 2020) £129 LHR-VIE (Jan 2020, close-in)
  • VLC - £99 (May 2019)
  • VRN -
  • WAW - £139 ( Jun / July 2020 ) £99 (Sep 2021)
  • ZAG - €130 ZAG-LHR Nov 2015; £89 (to LHR for travel in Oct 2019)
  • ZRH - CHF189/£148 (To LHR, May 2018, Dec 2018), £149 (from LHR, Mar 2019), £149 (from LHR, Feb 2020), LHR-ZRH £130 (Jan 22)
  • ZTH -
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 –
  • BOS – CW £352 ex-BOS (Jan 2018), CW £352 ex-LHR (Jan 2018), WTP $351 (Jan 2019), WTP £299 (Mar 2019; BA213), WTP £319 (Feb 20) - now down to £145 (Mar 20)
  • BWI – CW $306 to LHR (Jan 2018)
  • DFW –
  • EWR – CW £535 (Mar 2022)
  • JFK – WTP £279 (Oct 18), and then down to £238 (Nov 18), and then up to £299 (Jan 20), £189 (December 21) reduced to £182 (Jan 22) CW £501 (Nov 19 / Club Suite flight) see also EWR, WTP £238 (Jan 19) LHR - JFK and JFK - LHR WTP-CW £479 Jan 20, CW £383 (Sep 21), F £309 reduced to £279 (Feb 22), F £309 (Mar 22), WTP £290 (Apr 2022)
  • IAD – WTP $171 (May 2018 •• on an Avios booking)
  • IAD CW to F £499 (Aug 2022)
  • IAH – CW £408 (Apr 2019)
  • LAS – CW £927 (Jul 2019)
  • LAX – WTP £248 (January 2019) £289 (Feb 2020), F $702 (June 2019)
  • MCO - WTP £219 (August 2022)
  • MEX –
  • MIA – WTP £204 (Dec 2019), FIRST £599 (August 2019), WTP £259 (Nov 2021)
  • OAK – CW £464 ex LGW (Feb 2018) and £508 (Oct 2018)
  • ORD – CW £520 (March 2019), CW £400 (Oct 2019)
  • PHL – CW £330 (Oct 2018)
  • PHX –
  • PIT – WTP £288 (Aug 2019)
  • SFO – CW $799 (offered Sep 2018 for Oct 2018) F $779 (offered Feb 2019 for Mar 2019)
  • SJC – WTP £259 (April 2019)
  • TPA - WTP £260 (Nov 2019)
  • YUL –
  • YVR - CW £441 (Aug 2018)
  • YYZ - WTP to CW (Mar 2019) $765
  • SEA - WTP $288 (Mar 2018) F $659 (Dec 2019) WTP to CW (February 2022) $761
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):
  • ANU - WTP £140 (Mar 2020), WTP £259 (Mar 2019) CW £290 (Sept 2020), CW £299 (Oct 2021) CW £595, then £630 and then £699 at check in (Sept 2022)
  • BGI - WTP £249 (Mar 2019)
  • GIG - WTP £239 (Oct 2019)
  • PUJ - WTP £216 (Oct 2019)
  • TAB - see post 6 (Jan 2019)
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 £232 (May 2020)
  • BOM – WTP £249 (May 2018)
  • BLR –
  • DEL – CW £352 (May 2018)
  • HKG - CW £820 (June 2018)
  • MLE - CW £499 (Nov 2021)
  • HND - CW £609 (May 2020)
  • ICN -
  • KUL -
  • NRT -
  • PEK -
  • PVG –
  • SIN - WTP £439 dropped to £396 (May 2019), WT+ £220 went up to £374 (March 2020)
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 — CW £649 (Apr 2020)
Long haul routes from LON to Moscow, Africa and Middle East
(price shown from lower cabin to mentioned cabin, e.g. WTP means price to POUG from WT to WTP):
  • AUH – F £379 June 2019
  • CAI -
  • CPT –
  • DME - CW £340 (from WTP, Jun 2019)
  • DOH - CW £629 (Jul 2020)
  • DXB – F £509 (Mar 2019), CW on A350 £599 (Sep 2019), CW on 777 £561 (Nov 2019) WTP £209 (Dec 19) WTP £179 (March 2020) CW £659 (June 2022)
  • JED – WTP £229 LHR-JED & £252 JED-LHR
  • RUH - WTP £130 (Sep 21)
  • JNB - WTP £297 (Nov 2019), CW £688 (Apr 2022)
  • KWI – CW £449 LHR>KWI (July 2019)
  • MCT -
  • RAK -
  • TLV - WTP £150 outbound, £105 inbound (March 2021)
  • TLV -
  • TLV - F £280 (Aug 2019)
Long haul routes to LON
(price shown from lower cabin to mentioned cabin, e.g. WTP means price to POUG from WT to WTP):
  • ANU - WTP £279 (Mar 2020), CW £290 (Sept 2020, Oct 2021) CW £630 (Sept 2022)
  • AUH – WT - WTP £161 (Dec 2018), WTP - CW £161 (Dec 2018) F £379 (June 2019)
  • BGI -
  • BKK - WTP £217 (May 2020)
  • BOS - WTP £270 (Mar 2019), £270 (Feb 20)
  • BOM - CW to F INR 46,665, approx. GBP 530 (29-Jun-18 for 30-Jun-18 1.45am departure)
  • DEL -
  • DEN -
  • DFW -
  • DME - CW £320 (from WTP, June 2019)
  • DOH - CW £592 (Oct 2019) CW £629 (Jul 2020)
  • DXB - £136 WTP (February 2021), WTP £209 (Dec 21)
  • EWR -
  • GIG - WTP £218 (Oct 2019)
  • HKG - CW £697 (May 2018)
  • HND - CW £549 (May 2020)
  • IAD -
  • IAH -
  • JFK - CW $693 (Nov 19), CW £501 (Dec 18), WTP £252 (Jan 19), WTP £239 and £279 (Jan 19), WTP £198 (Mar 19), WTP £279 (Feb 20), CW £472 reduced to £295 (Mar 20), CW £501 (Dec 21) F £779 (Dec 21). CW. £295 (Mar 22 ). F £779 (Apr 22).
  • JNB -
  • KWI - WTP £226 (Oct 2018)
  • LAX - WTP £198 (January 2019)
  • LAS - F £599 (Jul 19)
  • MCT -
  • MCO - WTP £192 (Feb 2019)
  • MEX -
  • MSY -
  • MIA - WTP £204 (Dec 2019), WTP £189 (Nov 2021)
  • NBO - CW £518 (Jan 2018)
  • OAK - CW £480 (Feb 2018) and £508 (Oct 2018)
  • ORD - £310 (Feb 2019), £270 (Apr 2019), WTP $353 (Apr 2022)
  • PEK -
  • PHL- WTP £309 (September 2019)
  • PHX - F $859 (May 2019, Nov 2019)
  • PIT - WTP £299 (Jan 2019)
  • RUH - CW £560 (Sep 21)
  • SCL -
  • SEA - CW £593 (October 2019)
  • SEA - WTP $319 (Mar 2018)
  • SEA - F $659 (Feb.2022)
  • SFO – CW $819 (May 2019)
  • SFO - F $779 then $585 then $779 again (Jul/Aug for Aug 2021 travel), F $779 (Late Jan 2022 for travel early Feb 2022)
  • SIN – CW £649 (Jun 2019)
  • SJC - WTP $239 (June 2019), CW £599 (May 2018)
  • TLV -
  • TLV - CW £190 (March 2019)
  • YUL -
  • YYC -
  • YYZ -
  • YVR -
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Old Jan 11, 22, 9:15 am
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Old Jan 11, 22, 11:09 am
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SEA- LHR February 2022 CW-FIRST $659 - hoping there is something similar ex-LHR
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Old Jan 11, 22, 11:34 am
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MAN-LHR, £75, March 2022
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Old Jan 11, 22, 3:34 pm
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Originally Posted by NickB View Post
Where the POUG offer is higher than the fare difference, is there a way to still book online a fare difference-based upgrade or can this only be done via call centres (and, in that case, is the £30 offline fee payable)? Clicking on the "upgrade" link in MMB seems to only bring about the POUG offer and no possibility to upgrade based on fare difference. I guess the alternative would be to cancel and get an FTV (hopefully an eVoucher for a plain vanilla return ticket) and rebook but I wondered whether there was another way to do it online.
I found myself in the same situation with an IST fare. No you can't, is the short answer. You have to call up and hope you get through to someone intelligent enough to spot that an "offer" that's more than the original price is nonsense. It took me three calls to find a person who had the light bulb moment; they cancelled the original and issued FTVs and I rebooked, as you suggested. (And now the FTVs are showing invalid as used on that same booking and I can't persuade anyone otherwise, but that's another matter). Fees were waived.

Oddly, someone here was claiming that it's always been the case that POUG was more than the cheapest Club ticket; that's not correct, because previously the POUG would simply be suppressed until the available Club fare was high enough to make it true; something has been broken in the recent changes. Previously, as a default the website would simply quote the full fare difference - now it doesn't even do that, it wants the higher POUG amount instead.
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Old Jan 11, 22, 3:47 pm
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Originally Posted by ajamieson View Post
I found myself in the same situation with an IST fare. No you can't, is the short answer. You have to call up and hope you get through to someone intelligent enough to spot that an "offer" that's more than the original price is nonsense. It took me three calls to find a person who had the light bulb moment; they cancelled the original and issued FTVs and I rebooked, as you suggested. (And now the FTVs are showing invalid as used on that same booking and I can't persuade anyone otherwise, but that's another matter). Fees were waived.

Oddly, someone here was claiming that it's always been the case that POUG was more than the cheapest Club ticket; that's not correct, because previously the POUG would simply be suppressed until the available Club fare was high enough to make it true; something has been broken in the recent changes. Previously, as a default the website would simply quote the full fare difference - now it doesn't even do that, it wants the higher POUG amount instead.
Thanks for confirming. I surmised from the absence of answers (until yours) that this was probably the case and filled the voucher request form this pm. An eVoucher was issued within minutes and I rebooked directly in CE.
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Old Jan 12, 22, 3:19 am
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Originally Posted by ajamieson View Post
Oddly, someone here was claiming that it's always been the case that POUG was more than the cheapest Club ticket; that's not correct, because previously the POUG would simply be suppressed until the available Club fare was high enough to make it true; something has been broken in the recent changes. Previously, as a default the website would simply quote the full fare difference - now it doesn't even do that, it wants the higher POUG amount instead.
Agree with you on that. When I make a booking in EuroTraveller, I tend to make a note of the fare and the Club Europe fare, so that if I get a POUG offer, I can see how much I am saving. On my usual DUB-LHR, you sometimes don't save much, could be €20, but I'll take that.

Last one was a £90 upgrade LHR-DUB on a one way - but what it did was bring the price of the one way to a pound under/over the price of the sector had I booked it as part of a return. I find the methodology around it interesting - right now it's all over the place, whereas before it was far more consistent.
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Old Jan 14, 22, 3:23 am
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December 2021 I got economy to business MAD - LHR for €52 on Iberia but BA ticketed. Even at that price I probably wouldn't normally take it except it was the A350! This was offered at check-in and was less than the offer prior.

So I thought it well worth it (check a bag and have a drink and you're covered!) especially as I had time to kill that day and I spend pretty much all my flying time down the back. The lounge was extremely quiet and very pleasant, and the food on board was very nice.

Do these offers tend to keep dropping in the time before a flight if Club isn't well sold? Going to MEX soon booked in WTP, the app is currently offering the upgrade for £582 on the outbound, already reduced in the last few days from £640. From some dummy bookings Club doesn't look well sold at all so is a better off likely - even at check-in?

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Old Jan 14, 22, 4:08 am
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JFK-LHR on 26th May, offered J => F for £311
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Old Jan 15, 22, 6:57 am
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Can someone confirm - does a POUG on a redemption ticket result in TPs being earned or not? In this case I'm being offered WT -> WTP on MEX-LHR for £195, which sounds good and I'm debating, but if recent experiences are that I'd also earn 90 TPs it's a no-brainer!
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Old Jan 15, 22, 6:59 am
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Originally Posted by stevebintley View Post
Can someone confirm - does a POUG on a redemption ticket result in TPs being earned or not? In this case I'm being offered WT -> WTP on MEX-LHR for £195, which sounds good and I'm debating, but if recent experiences are that I'd also earn 90 TPs it's a no-brainer!
According to the rules if you have a reward ticket and do a POUG you shouldn’t earn any points. Sometimes you get an error in your favour but I wouldn’t count on that happening.
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AGP > LHR £90 Jan 2022
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LHR - BCN £175 each way Feb 2022
LHR - WAW £99 each way April 2022
In both cases current CE fares for the same flights are cheaper than upgrading.
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PMI - LHR in Sept 2022 £130 on a HBO fare not been offered a POUG on the outboard flight yet
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POUG price higher than non-POUG price

So I have flights booked to BCN in Feb and I checked yesterday to find that the return leg could be upgraded at £85. This morning, POUG was offered on MMB and it’s £175 even though the fare difference is only £85 on a new dummy booking I ran.

Is there a way of upgrading that leg at £85 instead of £175 now that it’s being offered to me?
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Originally Posted by marcokng View Post
So I have flights booked to BCN in Feb and I checked yesterday to find that the return leg could be upgraded at £85. This morning, POUG was offered on MMB and it’s £175 even though the fare difference is only £85 on a new dummy booking I ran.

Is there a way of upgrading that leg at £85 instead of £175 now that it’s being offered to me?
If you can buy a new fare at that lower price you can try taking an FTV and making a new booking using it.
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