Upgrade voucher into First class?

Old Jul 24, 23, 7:18 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2023
Posts: 40
Upgrade voucher into First class?

I'm flying to CPT next year, in J, using an upgrade voucher. The plane has now been changed from an A350 to a four class 777. If any F seats became available, what would happen if I wanted to upgrade into them, given that upgrade vouchers aren't valid from J - F. Anyone know?
Tontoro is offline  
Old Jul 24, 23, 7:32 am
  #2  
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 3,351
Originally Posted by Tontoro
I'm flying to CPT next year, in J, using an upgrade voucher. The plane has now been changed from an A350 to a four class 777. If any F seats became available, what would happen if I wanted to upgrade into them, given that upgrade vouchers aren't valid from J - F. Anyone know?
Gold upgrade vouchers are valid Club - First.
There needs to be availability in A class in order to utilize the upgrade voucher. A simple case of calling up and having the upgrade applied.

You don't mention what kind of voucher you're referring to. If it's a credit card related upgrade voucher then you'd need to follow the instructions, terms and conditions associated with that particular voucher.
orbitmic and SxMan like this.
1Aturnleft is offline  
Old Jul 24, 23, 7:44 am
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2023
Posts: 40
Sorry, Barclays upgrade voucher
Tontoro is offline  
Old Jul 24, 23, 7:50 am
  #4  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: From ORK, live LCY
Programs: IHG Gold, BA Silver, EI Silver, HH Silver, Accor Silver, ABP, Seigneur des Horaires des Mucci
Posts: 13,997
Barclays vouchers cannot get you into First.
stifle is offline  
Old Jul 24, 23, 8:13 am
  #5  
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: FL390 or the iron way
Programs: BA Gold
Posts: 1,020
Originally Posted by stifle
Barclays vouchers cannot get you into First.
And in any event cannot be applied after booking.
flarmip is online now  
Old Jul 24, 23, 8:26 am
  #6  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2023
Posts: 40
Ive already used the voucher to book the J seats. What Im wondering is, if F becomes available, and I call up and ask to upgrade, what will they say?
Tontoro is offline  
Old Jul 24, 23, 8:28 am
  #7  
 
Join Date: Apr 2022
Programs: BAEC
Posts: 97
Originally Posted by Tontoro
Ive already used the voucher to book the J seats. What Im wondering is, if F becomes available, and I call up and ask to upgrade, what will they say?
Your answer is above.

Originally Posted by stifle
Barclays vouchers cannot get you into First.
This!
Backofthequeue is offline  
Old Jul 24, 23, 9:43 am
  #8  
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 2,956
You would be able to AUP into F, if available. It cant be done in advance on a Barclays voucher booking.
Confus is offline  
Old Jul 24, 23, 9:51 am
  #9  
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 1,131
Originally Posted by Tontoro
Ive already used the voucher to book the J seats. What Im wondering is, if F becomes available, and I call up and ask to upgrade, what will they say?
My view is, why would you? I don't get the appeal of BA F for me, unless it's a special treat and want CCR access. I barely spend much time in the lounge anyhow (I don't see why anyone wants to sit in an airport for hours before their flight) and it always comes across as a bit stuffy to me. Much prefer self-service over 'fine dining'. Granted the 8-seater 777 F is a J Club Suite upgrade, but I'd never pay to upgrade to the old F from J.
RJD1983 likes this.
chriswiles is offline  
Old Jul 24, 23, 11:19 am
  #10  
 
Join Date: Jan 2022
Programs: BAEC
Posts: 1,161
Also, I would wager that F isnt actually available for sale on your flight anyway. Guess youre on BA59, right? If the flight even ends up being operated by a 4-class 777 (it may well change again between now and day of your flight), the F cabin will be closed off and only used if there is spillover from J (see the FLUB thread). So you cant even upgrade with money or avios.

Anyway, as noted above, you cant upgrade with the voucher either.
RichieMc is offline  
Old Jul 24, 23, 11:31 am
  #11  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2023
Posts: 40
BA43, First is on sale
Tontoro is offline  
Old Jul 24, 23, 11:32 am
  #12  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2023
Posts: 40
Originally Posted by chriswiles
My view is, why would you? I don't get the appeal of BA F for me, unless it's a special treat and want CCR access. I barely spend much time in the lounge anyhow (I don't see why anyone wants to sit in an airport for hours before their flight) and it always comes across as a bit stuffy to me. Much prefer self-service over 'fine dining'. Granted the 8-seater 777 F is a J Club Suite upgrade, but I'd never pay to upgrade to the old F from J.
Just for a new experience really. I wouldnt go crazy to upgrade, just curious.
RJD1983 likes this.
Tontoro is offline  
Old Jul 25, 23, 12:24 pm
  #13  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Channel Islands, UK
Programs: BA Blue
Posts: 536
Originally Posted by chriswiles
My view is, why would you? I don't get the appeal of BA F for me, unless it's a special treat and want CCR access. I barely spend much time in the lounge anyhow (I don't see why anyone wants to sit in an airport for hours before their flight) and it always comes across as a bit stuffy to me. Much prefer self-service over 'fine dining'. Granted the 8-seater 777 F is a J Club Suite upgrade, but I'd never pay to upgrade to the old F from J.
I do largely agree with everything you said. J is almost as good as F. I am travelling F for the first time soon, the reason being that it was something like an extra 1,000 compared to WT, a couple hundred quid extra from J. As for lounges, I do largely agree with you here, too. During Christmas 2022, I arrived about 4 hours early to LHR, largely because I wanted to use the Club lounges, and also, I woke up too early, so I figured I would just get the bus to the airport early. I was quite bored after 2 hours in the lounge.
RJD1983 is offline  
Old Jul 25, 23, 12:54 pm
  #14  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: NYC
Posts: 26,842
Sorry for my ignorance on this type of voucher, but most "upgrades" (voucher, miles) on non-US airlines like BA are for one cabin only. So OP presumably booked PE and used the voucher for J, so I'm wondering in what world could one then call up and apply the same(?) voucher to move up another class? Am I totally misunderstanding the OP or should I be desperately seeking out these vouchers somehow?
RichieMc likes this.
ijgordon is offline  
Old Jul 25, 23, 1:07 pm
  #15  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Juneau, Alaska.
Programs: AS 75K;BA Silver;AA G;HH Dia;HY Glob
Posts: 15,431
Originally Posted by ijgordon
Sorry for my ignorance on this type of voucher, but most "upgrades" (voucher, miles) on non-US airlines like BA are for one cabin only. So OP presumably booked PE and used the voucher for J, so I'm wondering in what world could one then call up and apply the same(?) voucher to move up another class? Am I totally misunderstanding the OP or should I be desperately seeking out these vouchers somehow?
As noted several times in this thread, Barclays vouchers cannot be used for first class.
Maybe a bit of wishful thinking.
jerry a. laska is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

This site is owned, operated, and maintained by MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Designated trademarks are the property of their respective owners.