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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 Feb 23, 20, 5:46 am
  #1351  
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: EDDH
Posts: 56
Itinerary: HAM-HEL
Fee: €112
Tier: BA Blue
Fare: Basic
Validity: Unspecified
Advance: 5 days
Conveyance: Email

Itinerary: HEL-SGN
Fee: €300
Tier: BA Blue
Fare: Basic
Validity: Unspecified
Advance: 5 days
Conveyance: Email

Declined the first, jumped on the second one (for me and the wife, so 2x300). Hard to imagine Y was overbooked to Ho Chi Minh, but I'll take it! (also, First post! yey!)

Edit: Any ideas if I could just walk up to the Priority Check-in at HAM since the connecting flight is now upgraded?
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Old Feb 23, 20, 12:27 pm
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Originally Posted by jj_lgkr View Post
Itinerary: HEL-SGN
Fee: €300
Tier: BA Blue
Fare: Basic
Validity: Unspecified
Advance: 5 days
Conveyance: Email

Declined the first, jumped on the second one (for me and the wife, so 2x300). Hard to imagine Y was overbooked to Ho Chi Minh, but I'll take it! (also, First post! yey!)

Edit: Any ideas if I could just walk up to the Priority Check-in at HAM since the connecting flight is now upgraded?
Welcome to FT! €300 is a fair price for such a long flight.

If I were you, I'd go to the Prio counter at HAM, and if anyone should ask something like "Flying business class today, Sir?", I'd just reply with a "yes" and let the agent find out that you're on mixed classes. It's no rule, but your more significant leg is in J, so J check-in seems logical enough and I don't believe they'll turn you away.
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Old Feb 24, 20, 6:22 am
  #1353  
 
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Originally Posted by ffay005 View Post
Welcome to FT! €300 is a fair price for such a long flight.

If I were you, I'd go to the Prio counter at HAM, and if anyone should ask something like "Flying business class today, Sir?", I'd just reply with a "yes" and let the agent find out that you're on mixed classes. It's no rule, but your more significant leg is in J, so J check-in seems logical enough and I don't believe they'll turn you away.
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Old Feb 24, 20, 9:21 pm
  #1354  
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Originally Posted by jj_lgkr View Post
Declined the first, jumped on the second one (for me and the wife, so 2x300). Hard to imagine Y was overbooked to Ho Chi Minh, but I'll take it! (also, First post! yey!)
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Old Feb 26, 20, 9:42 am
  #1355  
 
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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.


Return flight now also with upgrade offer
Itinerary: DEL-HEL
Fee: 290€
Fare: Value
Tier: Gold
Validity: unspecified
Advance: 10 days
Conveyance: app

Don't think I will take this, the econometric aspect of the DEL run would disappear completely. Y prices offered right now are not too low, and seat map is decently full 10 days out, so I will hope for overbooked Y instead, like last year



EDIT: Now (day later) quoted price is 405EUR. That's not how this works, sorry AY!
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Old Feb 27, 20, 4:29 am
  #1356  
 
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I'm flying TAP Air Portugal on a four-hour flight next month. They just sent me an email suggesting I bid for upgrades on this A320. I was a bit interested because I don't have status with them, so I would get priority security, lounge access etc. Well, guess what? Bids start from €275 one way. Suddenly those AY Euro upgrade offers aren't that terrible anymore
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Old Feb 29, 20, 4:45 am
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Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: TMP
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Posts: 710
Itinerary: HEL-TXL
Fee: €58
Tier: Platsku
Fare: Light
Validity: Unspecified

Advance: 6 days
Conveyance: App

Took it again
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Old Mar 2, 20, 9:07 pm
  #1358  
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: EDDH
Posts: 56
Itinerary: HEL-HAM
Fee: €84
Tier: BA Blue
Fare: Basic
Validity: Unspecified
Advance: 10days

If they had gotten my luggage to me from last week by now, I might have considered it
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Old Mar 3, 20, 11:45 pm
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Originally Posted by duvin View Post
Itinerary: HEL-STR
Fee: €139
Tier: OWE
Fare: Light
Validity: Unspecified

Advance: 14 days
Conveyance: App

rather not on an embraer
This actually got lowered to 90 in the last week, but still rather enjoy the breakfast in the lounge & Espresso House takeaway.
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Old Mar 8, 20, 4:23 pm
  #1360  
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: EFHK - HEL(L)
Programs: AY, LH, SK, DY, Marriott, Melia
Posts: 576
Itinerary: HEL-ALC
Fee: €62 or 10 000 p.
Tier: Basic
Fare: Value
Validity: Unspecified

Advance: 50+ days. Was available right after in-app flight booking.
Conveyance: App.

Upgraded.
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Old Mar 8, 20, 5:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Abducted Alien View Post
Itinerary: HEL-ALC
Fee: €62 or 10 000 p.
Tier: Basic
Fare: Value
Validity: Unspecified

Advance: 50+ days. Was available right after in-app flight booking.
Conveyance: App.

Upgraded.
That is a total steal for ALC at €62, I've seen it as high as €300.
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Old Mar 8, 20, 9:26 pm
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Even 62€ is a lot for a blocked middle seat (especially if the flight is nowhere near full in Economy) and a meal, if you already have all the other benefits from status.

If you need the extra bag, then sure worth considering though.
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Old Mar 9, 20, 1:26 am
  #1363  
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: EDDH
Posts: 56
Itinerary: SGN-HAM
Fee: €486
Tier: BA Bronze
Fare: Value
Validity: Unspecified

Advance: 5 days
Conveyance: App

Makes sense it's so high, expertflyer only shows 3 seats free in J. Pass for me.
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Old Mar 9, 20, 2:27 am
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Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Programs: AY+ Plat, TK *A Gold
Posts: 80
Itinerary: HEL-TXL
Fee: 53€
Tier: Plat
Fare: Light
Validity: Unspecified

Advance: 40 days
Conveyance: App

Itinerary: TXL-HEL

Fee: 80€
Tier: Plat
Fare: Light
Validity: Unspecified

Advance: 43 days
Conveyance: App

Nope
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Old Mar 9, 20, 2:29 am
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Originally Posted by Abducted Alien View Post
Itinerary: HEL-ALC
Fee: €62 or 10 000 p.
Tier: Basic
Fare: Value
Validity: Unspecified

Advance: 50+ days. Was available right after in-app flight booking.
Conveyance: App.

Upgraded.
I too had MXP at 61€ and 71€ – before the coronavirus. In my opinion these are good prices for such ”long” flights.
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