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Background
From time to time, AY will make the Y traveller an offer to upgrade. This thread lists when, how and and how much the upgrade is.

Selection process is unknown, but it is likely that neither fare class on original ticket nor tier status of traveller is a selection criteria, at least not to travellers advantage. From the reports made so far, both travellers with and without FF# in the reservation have gotten offers.

Offers are likely made only when Y is oversold or nearly full. Some travellers have reported declining offer and being upgraded for free later ("op-up").

Offers are fixed price offers, either in or in AY+points. The latter kind is only valid for members of AY+, while -offers are directed to all kind of travellers.

Offers are made either in mail or via text message and recipient has 72 hours to repspond. Some reports says this time is now shortened to 48 hours. Text message offers typically arrive close to departure and may not state a last time to reply.

Offers in text message can be replied to and upgrade is instantly processed. Offers in mail has occasionally not cleared (said to be "sold out" when accepting offer too late).

If offer is accepted and upgrade clears, new ticket is issued in F, so a confirmed upgrade with all perks of business class included. Mileage earning is according to original fare class however.


Development
In august 2015 AY announced a trial to let travellers bid for upgrades, initially on AY89 and AY90. It is likely that bidding will affect the number of fixed price offers.

The trial has been made permanent, and the bidding for upgrade has been extended to more longhaul routes.
The program has also led to a consolidation of upgrade options to one webpage
https://www.finnair.com/int/gb/upgrade-options
where you can upgrade by bidding, by using AY+ points or by accepting last minute cash offers. The latter ("Last minute" offers) are the same as have been discussed in this thread.. Finnair still pushes those offers via e-mail and text-message, but now also shows them on this webpage.




Offers made
Here is a condensed list of offers made, processed including post #213.
Figures are in unless otherwise stated. Each destination's offers are recorded in a single line in time order.

Longhaul
SIN-HEL 248, 348, 348
HEL-SIN 499, 499, 348, 349

JFK-HEL 48k points, 348, 348, 499

HKG-HEL 248
HEL-HKG 348

BKK-HEL 298, 348, 348
HEL-BKK 48k points, 348, 348 (290 on phone? Not yet confirmed)
HEL-HKT 348

NRT-HEL 498
HEL-KIX 348, 375 (12/19, 01/20)
KIX-HEL 391 (12/19, 01/20)

ICN-HEL 248, 318

HEL-PVG 298
PVG-HEL 448, 498

CKG-HEL 228
XIY-HEL 248

HEL-DEL 198
HEL-DEL 300 (4/19)

YYZ-HEL 225, 225


Shorthaul
DXB-HEL 99

HEL-VNO 7k points

HEL-BUD 69
BUD-HEL 69, 8k points, 69

HEL-PRG 69
PRG-HEL ≈70

CPH-HEL 7k points, 7k, 69, 7k, 69
HEL-CPH 69, 69, 69

HEL-ARN 7,5k points, 41

HEL-GOT 7k points
GOT-HEL 7k points

HEL-VIE 69

HEL-CDG 69, 69, 69
CDG-HEL 89

HEL-MXP 69

HEL-TXL 9k points, 9k
HEL-DUS 69

HEL-HAM 69,69
HAM-HEL 69

HEL-FRA 69
FRA-HEL 69, 89, 89

BRU-HEL 69

GVA-HEL 69
HEL-GVA 69, 89

HEL-LHR 9k points
HEL-LHR 109

HEL-MAD 89, 9k points

HEL-SVO 69

HEL-WAW 79
WAW-HEL 79

DUS-HEL 69

HEL-OSL 42

HEL-MUC 90 (01/20)
MUC-HEL 115 (01/20)
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Old Jan 14, 20, 12:23 pm
  #1291  
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: HEL
Programs: AY Platinum, AA, BA, SK, DL, NT + hotels
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Originally Posted by Superrman View Post
Itinerary: HEL-DEL
Fee: 216
Fare: Value
Tier: Gold
Validity: unspecified
Advance: 56 days
Conveyance: app

I've seen cheaper price quoted for this route on FT, but I chose to take this offer.
Well, that's a good price! They must be heavily overbooked in Y. I checked my upcoming HEL-DEL, UG available for 300. I won't take it since it's a MR and I already paid 300 for the return UG.
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Old Jan 14, 20, 12:30 pm
  #1292  
 
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Originally Posted by ffay005 View Post
Well, that's a good price! They must be heavily overbooked in Y. I checked my upcoming HEL-DEL, UG available for 300. I won't take it since it's a MR and I already paid 300 for the return UG.
I considered waiting it out and hoping for op-up, but my luck has been better before on DEL-HEL segment, so trying that instead
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Old Jan 15, 20, 1:52 am
  #1293  
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
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Just checked my app:

Itinerary: HAM-HEL
Fee: 98€
Fare: Light
Tier: Platsku
Validity: unspecified
Advance:5 days
Conveyance: app

Itinerary: HEL-LHR
Fee: 125€
Fare: Light
Tier: Platsku
Validity: unspecified
Advance: 9 days
Conveyance: app

LHR the cheapest I've seen so far
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Old Yesterday, 1:33 pm
  #1294  
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: NUE
Programs: BAEC Silver, HHonors Gold, UA Premier 1K
Posts: 273
Itinerary: HEL-MUC
Fee: 90
Fare: Basic (Q)
Tier: OWS
Validity: unspecified
Advance: 9 days
Conveyance: e-mail

At the time of the offer:
J9 C9 I2 U8 Y9 B9 H9 L6 X9
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Old Today, 3:53 am
  #1295  
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
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Itinerary: HEL-SGN
Fee: 300
Fare: Basic (Z)
Tier: Silver
Validity:
Advance: 5 days
Conveyance: web

I think it is a great upgrade for long haul flight (10 hours 40 min)
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Old Today, 3:55 am
  #1296  
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
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Originally Posted by Wasab1 View Post
Itinerary: HEL-SGN
Fee: 300
Fare: Basic (Z)
Tier: Silver
Validity:
Advance: 5 days
Conveyance: web

I think it is a great upgrade for long haul flight (10 hours 40 min)
Yeah, this is a great price
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Old Today, 11:30 am
  #1297  
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
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Upgrade prices seem to have become a lot more reasonable lately. I reported a 61 AMS-HEL cash upgrade offer earlier, now seeing HEL-AMS for only 51. This is more like it! Then all the 250-300-ish longhaul upgrades.. perfect!
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Old Today, 11:35 am
  #1298  
 
Join Date: May 2014
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I'd rather say the prices have become much more variable. I've seen short-haul prices competing with long-haul ones too.

And 61€ is not that far off the original 69€ offers in the very beginning.
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Old Today, 11:53 am
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Originally Posted by Courmisch View Post
I'd rather say the prices have become much more variable. I've seen short-haul prices competing with long-haul ones too.

And 61 is not that far off the original 69 offers in the very beginning.
Well, it used to be more like 100-150 for me on this route....
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