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Pro-active Online Upgrade (POUG) tracking and discussion | 2024 thread

Old Dec 31, 2023, 1:53 pm
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Current POUG fares, feel free to update.

Short haul routes
  • ABZ - £79 - to and from LHR Aug 23.
  • ACE - £119 (to LGW, Nov 2016) £99 ( from LGW Feb 2020) £69 { to / from LGW Feb / Mar 2021 } £149 (to/from LGW Oct 2023)
  • AGP - £90 (May 2023, LGW), £99, €119 (to LGW, July 2017), £99 (AGP-LHR Oct 2019) £99 (LCY > AGP Aug 2022), £109 (from LGW April 2024)
  • ALC - £89 each way (from/to SOU, Jun 2021)
  • ALC - £79 each way (from/to SOU, Oct 2021). £75 from LGW, October 2022. £109 from LGW, October 2024
  • 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), £90 (to and from LHR June 2023), £90 to and from LHR April 2024, £89 for LGW-AMS (Oct 2023), £59 AMS-LGW (Oct 2023), LCY-AMS: £59 (Oct 2023), AMS-LCY: £79 (Oct 2023). LHR-AMS £90 at T-24 (March 2024), LCY-AMS and AMS-LCY: £65 each way (March 2024)
  • 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), £90 each way (Aug 2023), £90 each way (Sept 2023)
  • ATH - £129 ATH-LHR Nov 2021), (€142 ATH-LHR Oct 2021) £175 Sep 23 LHR ATH
  • AYT - £149 from LGW April 2022
  • BCN – €119 (to LHR, May 2019), £109 (to LHR Feb 2020), €109 (to LCY, Nov 2023), LHR - BCN £175 (both ways August 2023)
  • BEG - £99 (from LHR Nov 2023)
  • BER - £79 to LHR (December 2020) £99 to BER (June+August 2021), 89€ to LHR (August 2021), £89 LCY-BER (Sep 2023), £69 LHR-BER/£93 BER-LHR (Dec 2021); 99€ (to and from LCY) in March 2022, £130 LHR-BER (Nov 2022); £130 BER-LHR (Nov 2022); £99 BER-LCY (Sept 2023); 155€ for BER-LHR September and LHR-BER October); £109 February LHR-BER 2024, 109€ BER-LCY Dec 2023
  • 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); £79 to BLL, £90 from BLL (Dec 23);
  • BLQ - £69 (to LHR, Jun 2017), £89 (Jun 2019)
  • BOD - £49 (Oct 2019, both ways), £89 (Dec 2019), £83 (LGW-BOD from HBO, Feb 2024)
  • BRI - £69 (Oct 2021 both ways), £134 (Sep 2023 both ways)
  • BRU - £90 ex-LHR; €108 ex-BRU (both May 2023), £79 LHR-BRU (Feb 2024), £90 BRU-LHR (Feb 2024)
  • BSL - £129 (from LHR, May 2019) CHF 190 (Feb 2016), CHF 169 (Dec 2018) £100 (from LHR Jun 2023) Fr.113 (=£100 to LHR June 2023)
  • BUC - £129 (from LHR, July 2019)
  • BUD - £130 (from/to LHR, Aug 22 for flights in Nov '22), £149 (to LHR, Nov 2018) £130 April 23
  • 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), £90 CDG-LHR (June 23)
  • 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 ) £90 Feb 23
  • CTA - £89 (Sept 2019)
  • DBV - LGW-DBV and DBV-LGW £129 e/w (Sept 2023)
  • 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), €108 (to LHR, Nov 2022) £90 Feb 23, £90 (LHR-DUB, March 2023), £90 (LHR-DUB, Oct 2023).
  • 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) (from LHR £90 Dec 23) £79 Dec 23
  • 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), £89 (from LHR, Jul '23) BE
  • EGC - £79 (from/to LCY, Jun 2022)
  • FAO - €79 (to LHR, Oct 2021); £79 (from LHR, Oct 2021) ; £90 from LGW, April 23: £90 (from LHR, Nov 23)
  • 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); £95 (Dec. 2022 from LCY)
  • FRA - £85 (from LCY Dec 2023), 99 Euros (to LCY Dec 2023), £109 (from LHR, Aug 2018), £109 from LHR July 2019, £55 (from LHR Jan 2022), £90 (from LHR May 2022), £90 (each way, offered in both directions - Nov 2022) £90 Jan 23
  • GIB - £149 (Oct 2018), £149 (to LHR Oct 2019), £89 (Nov 2020), GIP (£) 175 (to LHR May 2024)
  • GLA - £79 LHR-GLA (Jan 24), £89 GLA-LHR (Jan 24)
  • GNB £79 Dec 23
  • 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), LHR - HAM £90 (August 2023)
  • 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 (Oct 2022)
  • IST - LHR £130 each way (Jan 24)
  • JER - £79 (Apr 2019) - price has remained same for several years. £75 (to/from LHR Feb 2022) £75 Feb 2023, £75 (Nov 2023) £130 (Jan24)
  • 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. £89 (LHR-KRK) Nov 2023; £119 (KRK-LHR) Nov 2023
  • 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), £130 (Mar 2024)
  • 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 - £153 LHR-MAD & MAD-LHR (Aug 23)
  • 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) (Feb 22)(Mar 22)(Apr22)(Sep 22(Oct 22), LHR-MAN £75 (Feb 22)(Mar 22)(Apr22)(Sep 22(Oct 22), 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 - £130 ex LHR April 2023 and each-way Sep 2023 [Archive: £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) £90 (Apr 2023) £90 (Oct 2023), £119 (Jan 2024), NAP-LHR: £90 (Jan 2024)
  • NCE - £175 (June 2023) from LHR, £130 (from/to LGW, July 2023) £115 from LGW (October 2023)
  • NCL - £75 LHR-NCL & NCL-LHR (Dec 23)
  • 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) To OSL £130 March 2023
  • OTP - £99 (May 2020), £79 (December 2021), £90 both ways (May 2022), £90 LHR-OTP (Nov 2023), £90 OTP-LHR (Nov 2023)
  • 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) £130 (from LGW, Mar 2023) €115 (to LGW, May 2023)
  • 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), £99 (both directions, November 2023)
  • 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 - £130 / €155 To / from LHR / LGW (Feb 2022 onwards.) £180 to LGW April 2023 Onwards
  • 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), £79 LGW-TRN (Aug 2024)
  • 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), £90 (to LHR, Sept 2022)
  • 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 - £79 each way from LGW (Nov 23)
  • WAW - £139 ( Jun / July 2020 ) £99 (Sep 2021)
  • ZAG - €130 ZAG-LHR Nov 2015; £89 (to LHR for travel in Oct 2019)
  • ZRH - ex-LHR £130 (Oct 23) [Archive: CHF189/£148 (To LHR, May 2018, Dec 2018), £149 (from LHR, Mar 2019), £149 (from LHR, Feb 2020), LHR-ZRH and ZRH-LHR £130 (Oct 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), WTP $297 (Jan '24)
  • 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), LGW CW £499 reduced to £425 (Oct 22), LGW CW £499 (Dec 22), WTP US$297 (Jan 24)
  • IAD – WTP $171 (May 2018 •• on an Avios booking), F £499 (Aug 2022), F £450 (Jun 2023)
  • IAH – CW £408 (Apr 2019)
  • LAS – CW £927 (Jul 2019)
  • LAX – CW $680 (Dec 23 for Mar 24), 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), CW £300 (Oct 2022 - old cabin), FIRST £301 (Mar 2022)
  • 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), CW (Suites) £769 (offered November 2023 for Dec 2023), CW $688 then $729 (offered Jan 2024)
  • SJC – WTP £259 (April 2019)
  • TPA - WTP £260 (Nov 2019)
  • YUL – WTP £260 (Sept 2022)
  • 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, F £509 (Oct 22)
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), F £779 (Sept 2023)
  • 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)CW-F to HKG £420,return £588 March 23;
  • 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)
  • SIN-SYD - PE SGD499 (Jan 2024)
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 - ex-LHR WTP-CW £378 each way (Nov 2023) [Archive: 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 - F £779 (Sept 2023)
  • BKK - WTP £217 (May 2020)
  • BOS - WTP £270 (Mar 2019), £270 (Feb 20), CW £482 (Mar 23), WTP - $280 (Jan '24)
  • 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 - CW $640 (Aug 2023)
  • 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), WTP $280 (Jan 24 - 4 weeks before dep), WTP $329 (Jan 24 - 2 weeks before dep)
  • JNB - F £435 (Aug 23), CW £900 (Nov 2023)
  • KWI - WTP £226 (Oct 2018)
  • LAX - WTP £198 (January 2019), CW $720 (Dec 23 for Mar 24)
  • LAS - F £599 (Jul 19) WT->WT+ £319 (Oct 2022), WTP £160 (Jun 23)
  • 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 - CW £629 (October 2022)
  • 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)
  • SFO - LHR £500 CW to F each way May 2022
  • SFO - LHR $550 CW->F Aug 2023
  • SFO - LHR $648 WTP to CW Dec 2023
  • SIN – CW £649 (Jun 2019)
  • SJC - WTP $239 (June 2019), CW £599 (May 2018), CW $873 (June 2023)
  • TLV -
  • TLV - CW £190 (March 2019)
  • YUL - WTP to CW £599 (Sept 2022), WTP to CW £480 (Dec 2022)
  • YYC -
  • YYZ - WTP $489 CAD (May 2023)
  • YVR -
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Pro-active Online Upgrade (POUG) tracking and discussion | 2024 thread

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Pro-active Online Upgrade (POUG) tracking and discussion | 2024 thread

This thread is a continuation of the previous years' threads:

Pro-active Online Upgrade (POUG) tracking and discussion | 2022 / 23 thread
Pro-active Online Upgrade (POUG) tracking and discussion | 2021 thread
Pro-active Online Upgrade (POUG) tracking and discussion | 2020 thread

Pro-active Online Upgrade (POUG) tracking and discussion | 2019 thread
Pro-active Online Upgrade (POUG) tracking and discussion | 2017/18 thread
Pro-active Online Upgrade (POUG) tracking and discussion | 2016 thread
Pro-active Online Upgrade (POUG) tracking and discussion 2015 thread
which was a continuation from:
Pro active upgrade cost tracking questions thread.

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, Current Airport Upgrade Thread) 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.
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Old Dec 31, 2023, 1:55 pm
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For reference, this was the contents of the Wiki on 31st December 2023.

Short haul routes
  • ABZ - £79 - to and from LHR Aug 23.
  • ACE -£119 (to LGW, Nov 2016) £99 ( from LGW Feb 2020) £69 { to / from LGW Feb / Mar 2021 } £149 (to/from LGW Oct 2023)
  • AGP – £90 (May 2023, LGW), £99, €119 (to LGW, July 2017), £99 (AGP-LHR Oct 2019) £99 (LCY > AGP Aug 2022)
  • ALC - £89 each way (from/to SOU, Jun 2021)
  • ALC - £79 each way (from/to SOU, Oct 2021). £75 from LGW, October 2022. £109 from LGW, October 2024
  • 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), £90 (to and from LHR June 2023), £89 for LGW-AMS (Oct 2023), £59 AMS-LGW (Oct 2023), LCY-AMS: £59 (Oct 2023), AMS-LCY: £79 (Oct 2023).
  • 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), £90 each way (Aug 2023), £90 each way (Sept 2023)
  • ATH - £129 ATH-LHR Nov 2021), (€142 ATH-LHR Oct 2021) £175 Sep 23 LHR ATH
  • AYT - £149 from LGW April 2022
  • BCN – €119 (to LHR, May 2019), £109 (to LHR Feb 2020), €109 (to LCY, Nov 2023), LHR - BCN £175 (both ways August 2023)
  • BEG - £99 (from LHR Nov 2023)
  • BER - £79 to LHR (December 2020) £99 to BER (June+August 2021), 89€ to LHR (August 2021), £89 LCY-BER (Sep 2023), £69 LHR-BER/£93 BER-LHR (Dec 2021); 99€ (to and from LCY) in March 2022, £130 LHR-BER (Nov 2022); £130 BER-LHR (Nov 2022); £99 BER-LCY (Sept 2023); 155€ for BER-LHR September and LHR-BER October); £109 February LHR-BER 2024, 109€ BER-LCY Dec 2023
  • 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); £79 to BLL, £90 from BLL (Dec 23);
  • BLQ - £69 (to LHR, Jun 2017), £89 (Jun 2019)
  • BOD - £49 (Oct 2019, both ways), £89 (Dec 2019)
  • BRI - £69 (Oct 2021 both ways), £134 (Sep 2023 both ways)
  • BRU - £90 ex-LHR; €108 ex-BRU (both May 2023)
  • BSL - £129 (from LHR, May 2019) CHF 190 (Feb 2016), CHF 169 (Dec 2018) £100 (from LHR Jun 2023) Fr.113 (=£100 to LHR June 2023)
  • BUC - £129 (from LHR, July 2019)
  • BUD - £130 (from/to LHR, Aug 22 for flights in Nov '22), £149 (to LHR, Nov 2018) £130 April 23
  • 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), £90 CDG-LHR (June 23)
  • 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 ) £90 Feb 23
  • CTA - £89 (Sept 2019)
  • DBV - LGW-DBV and DBV-LGW £129 e/w (Sept 2023)
  • 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), €108 (to LHR, Nov 2022) £90 Feb 23, £90 (LHR-DUB, March 2023), £90 (LHR-DUB, Oct 2023).
  • 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) (from LHR £90 Dec 23) £79 Dec 23
  • 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), £89 (from LHR, Jul '23) BE
  • EGC - £79 (from/to LCY, Jun 2022)
  • FAO - €79 (to LHR, Oct 2021); £79 (from LHR, Oct 2021) ; £90 from LGW, April 23: £90 (from LHR, Nov 23)
  • 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); £95 (Dec. 2022 from LCY)
  • FRA - £85 (from LCY Dec 2023), 99 Euros (to LCY Dec 2023), £109 (from LHR, Aug 2018), £109 from LHR July 2019, £55 (from LHR Jan 2022), £90 (from LHR May 2022), £90 (each way, offered in both directions - Nov 2022) £90 Jan 23
  • GIB - £149 (Oct 2018), £149 (to LHR Oct 2019), £89 (Nov 2020), GIP (£) 175 (to LHR May 2024)
  • GLA - GLA-LCY@£59-NOV21 GLA LHR @£89 Dec !! LHR-GLA £89 Aug 23. GLA-LHR £89 Jan 22. GLA-LGW £59 Mar22 & Feb23 &Nov23 LHR-GLA & vv £89 Sep 23, £89 in Oct 23
  • GNB £79 Dec 23
  • 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), LHR - HAM £90 (August 2023)
  • 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 (Oct 2022)
  • 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) £75 Feb 2023, £75 (Nov 2023) £130 (Jan24)
  • 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. £89 (LHR-KRK) Nov 2023; £119 (KRK-LHR) Nov 2023
  • 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 - £153 LHR-MAD & MAD-LHR (Aug 23)
  • 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) (Feb 22)(Mar 22)(Apr22)(Sep 22(Oct 22), LHR-MAN £75 (Feb 22)(Mar 22)(Apr22)(Sep 22(Oct 22), 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 - £130 ex LHR April 2023 and each-way Sep 2023 [Archive: £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) £90 (Apr 2023)
  • NCE - £175 (June 2023) from LHR, £130 (from/to LGW, July 2023) £115 from LGW (October 2023)
  • NCL - £75 LHR-NCL & NCL-LHR (Aug 23)
  • 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) To OSL £130 March 2023
  • OTP - £99 (May 2020), £79 (December 2021), £90 both ways (May 2022), £90 LHR-OTP (Nov 2023), £90 OTP-LHR (Nov 2023)
  • 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) £130 (from LGW, Mar 2023) €115 (to LGW, May 2023)
  • 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), £99 (both directions, November 2023)
  • 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 - £130 / €155 To / from LHR / LGW (Feb 2022 onwards.) £180 to LGW April 2023 Onwards
  • 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), £90 (to LHR, Sept 2022)
  • 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 - £79 each way from LGW (Nov 23)
  • WAW - £139 ( Jun / July 2020 ) £99 (Sep 2021)
  • ZAG - €130 ZAG-LHR Nov 2015; £89 (to LHR for travel in Oct 2019)
  • ZRH - ex-LHR £130 (Oct 23) [Archive: CHF189/£148 (To LHR, May 2018, Dec 2018), £149 (from LHR, Mar 2019), £149 (from LHR, Feb 2020), LHR-ZRH and ZRH-LHR £130 (Oct 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), LGW CW £499 reduced to £425 (Oct 22), LGW CW £499 (Dec 22), WTP US$297 (Jan 24)
  • IAD – WTP $171 (May 2018 •• on an Avios booking), F £499 (Aug 2022), F £450 (Jun 2023)
  • 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), CW £300 (Oct 2022 - old cabin), FIRST £301 (Mar 2022)
  • 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), CW (Suites) £769 (offered November 2023 for Dec 2023), CW $688 then $729 (offered Jan 2024)
  • SJC – WTP £259 (April 2019)
  • TPA - WTP £260 (Nov 2019)
  • YUL – WTP £260 (Sept 2022)
  • 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, F £509 (Oct 22)
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), F £779 (Sept 2023)
  • 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)CW-F to HKG £420,return £588 March 23;
  • 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)
  • SIN-SYD - PE SGD499 (Jan 2024)
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 - ex-LHR WTP-CW £378 each way (Nov 2023) [Archive: 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 - F £779 (Sept 2023)
  • BKK - WTP £217 (May 2020)
  • BOS - WTP £270 (Mar 2019), £270 (Feb 20), CW £482 (Mar 23)
  • 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 - CW $640 (Aug 2023)
  • 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), WTP $280 (Jan 24 - 4 weeks before dep), WTP $329 (Jan 24 - 2 weeks before dep)
  • JNB - F £435 (Aug 23), CW £900 (Nov 2023)
  • KWI - WTP £226 (Oct 2018)
  • LAX - WTP £198 (January 2019)
  • LAS - F £599 (Jul 19) WT->WT+ £319 (Oct 2022), WTP £160 (Jun 23)
  • 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 - CW £629 (October 2022)
  • 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)
  • SFO - LHR £500 CW to F each way May 2022
  • SFO - LHR $550 CW->F Aug 2023
  • SFO - LHR $648 WTP to CW Dec 2023
  • SIN – CW £649 (Jun 2019)
  • SJC - WTP $239 (June 2019), CW £599 (May 2018), CW $873 (June 2023)
  • TLV -
  • TLV - CW £190 (March 2019)
  • YUL - WTP to CW £599 (Sept 2022), WTP to CW £480 (Dec 2022)
  • YYC -
  • YYZ - WTP $489 CAD (May 2023)
  • YVR -
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Old Dec 31, 2023, 6:16 pm
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Am I right in thinking £440 for a POUG from WTP to CW for LHR-JFK (currently on the 787-10) is a pretty average offer? Tempted just to see what it’s like, but it’s not a redeye so I don’t especially need the flat bed. And I’m OWS so I get lounge and check-in perks as it is. Worth waiting to see if the offer reduces (and I won’t be upset if it increases as I won’t bother)?
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Old Jan 1, 2024, 3:26 am
  #4  
 
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Originally Posted by DIRECT MERIT
Am I right in thinking £440 for a POUG from WTP to CW for LHR-JFK (currently on the 787-10) is a pretty average offer? Tempted just to see what it’s like, but it’s not a redeye so I don’t especially need the flat bed. And I’m OWS so I get lounge and check-in perks as it is. Worth waiting to see if the offer reduces (and I won’t be upset if it increases as I won’t bother)?
Yes relatively average. It definitely won't (or shouldn't) be better at the airport with an AUP. WTP has a relatively high chance for upgrades given small cabin size.
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Old Jan 1, 2024, 5:14 am
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It's so long since I have done a POUG (pre-Covid I think!) that I can't remember when they generally get offered? I have a LGW-AMS coming up in around 3 weeks and returning RTM-LCY a few days later. Then in Feb I have a LGW-TRN and returning MXP-LHR.

At the moment, all of these sectors are showing a pretty high price to upgrade.....circa £140 for each, which I guess is just a standard upgrade and not a POUG offer. Appreciate they can be offered at any time from 48 hours after booking but is there a usual good time to start looking, ie X days before flight for the much cheaper POUG pricing?
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Old Jan 8, 2024, 1:16 pm
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Evening all,

I’ve got a POUG for LGW-BGI, from WT to WTP for £129 travelling later this week.

Seems like a pretty good deal to me, but a couple of questions before I go for it:

If I phone the Exec club (I’m a silver member), will they have access to a similar option to CW?

Possibly one for the AUP thread, but is it worth hanging on til check in and ask about a AUP to CW when I’m there?

TIA.
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Old Jan 8, 2024, 1:22 pm
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I thought you could only upgrade by one cabin but I could be wrong!
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Old Jan 8, 2024, 1:26 pm
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I thought you could only upgrade by one cabin but I could be wrong!
And that’s the kind of critical detail that would be helpful to know 😂
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Old Jan 8, 2024, 1:32 pm
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It's so long since I have done a POUG (pre-Covid I think!) that I can't remember when they generally get offered? I have a LGW-AMS coming up in around 3 weeks and returning RTM-LCY a few days later. Then in Feb I have a LGW-TRN and returning MXP-LHR.

At the moment, all of these sectors are showing a pretty high price to upgrade.....circa £140 for each, which I guess is just a standard upgrade and not a POUG offer. Appreciate they can be offered at any time from 48 hours after booking but is there a usual good time to start looking, ie X days before flight for the much cheaper POUG pricing?
For the LGW-BGI that I have this week, timing of offers has been approx:

c.3 weeks before flight: POUG for WT-WTP, at around£450 (I didn’t take too much notice as it was more than I was willing to pay). This then vanished, and clicking the “upgrade” in MMB was giving the option of over £1200 for the same (er, no thanks). It’s now the week of travel and I have a decent POUG offer.

Not sure whether timings for short haul POUG is likely to be similar, but from this I’d suggest the week leading up to travel is more likely.
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Old Jan 8, 2024, 2:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Monium
And that’s the kind of critical detail that would be helpful to know 😂
True and I’ve tried to find official confirmation - from a brief search I think you can only upgrade one cabin but you can change your ticket to any class but for the fees and additional cost you would have paid anyway. Not a promotional offer.
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Old Jan 8, 2024, 3:01 pm
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I had two POUG offers on LHR-BHD over Christmas - £59 going out, offered several weeks in advance, and £89 coming back, offered a few days before travel (which I don't think anyone took them up on as there were 4 CE seats left at about £400 each when the offer appeared and still that many available a few hours before departure). The AUP on the return flight was £125.
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Old Jan 8, 2024, 10:35 pm
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Originally Posted by BOH
It's so long since I have done a POUG (pre-Covid I think!) that I can't remember when they generally get offered? I have a LGW-AMS coming up in around 3 weeks and returning RTM-LCY a few days later. Then in Feb I have a LGW-TRN and returning MXP-LHR.

At the moment, all of these sectors are showing a pretty high price to upgrade.....circa £140 for each, which I guess is just a standard upgrade and not a POUG offer. Appreciate they can be offered at any time from 48 hours after booking but is there a usual good time to start looking, ie X days before flight for the much cheaper POUG pricing?
Just my 2c worth and you may never get offered one but then again you might! I'd say from past experience then the higher the CE availability nearer the time then the more likely you might get one as BA like to maximise their revenue on all flights where possible.

They can also push the curtain back to offer them too of course despite availability showing. Worth checking daily I'd say given your flight is fairly close ish. There are many stories on FT of folks hanging out for any better offer then finding out nearer the flight the price of a POUG has shot up but then again.......... it's also possible it could come down!

If it's a proper POUG then you'll see a message in MMB and it should say 'Limited Special Offer' such as in this format.

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/35545516-post760.html

It's always good for others if you can post anything you may receive and there are examples in the Wiki and buried posts in the 2023 thread of prices etc. Failing any POUG then as you know you can enquire about an upgrade at the airport.

Off the top of my head @KARFA fliesa largeamount of flights domestically and in Europe so he'll be in a far better position then me to comment as to POUG's showing.

Hope something works out for you!

Pete

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Old Jan 9, 2024, 1:35 am
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usually start being offered about 2-3 days after you made the booking. but other than that, they can appear at any time up to the day of travel, and sometimes even offered during check in. i think best is just to check every few days.
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Old Jan 11, 2024, 9:17 am
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Looking to upgrade on a booking to Bologna at the end of the month - currently offering me £230 return (company paid the economy fare) - according to the list above, cheaper deals have historically been made available.

I will only need 40 TP to reach Silver (first time!) so very tempted but not sure whether I should hold out for a few days to see if this comes down.
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Old Jan 11, 2024, 10:28 am
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Originally Posted by Simon12001
Looking to upgrade on a booking to Bologna at the end of the month - currently offering me £230 return (company paid the economy fare) - according to the list above, cheaper deals have historically been made available.

I will only need 40 TP to reach Silver (first time!) so very tempted but not sure whether I should hold out for a few days to see if this comes down.
Unless it drops below £150ish it'll probably be cheaper to ask to buy an "airport upgrade" at the check-in desk. Should be between £100 and £150 (providing there is availability).
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