The ultimate thread on buy-ups at OLCI

Old Apr 2, 2013, 5:16 am
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Flew LHR to AMS last night. Was offered an upgrade for 57GBP at OLCI but decided to decline it this time.
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 7:06 am
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There is also no way to request a veggie "meal" in short-haul C with KLM. You may be in luck if they have the cheese sandwich and haven't run out by the time they get to you.

Not sure how other carriers do - it's apparently possible with SAS (given enough notice), not sure about BA.
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Old Apr 6, 2013, 6:28 am
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MAD-AMS, 199€... Needless to say economy is perfectly fine for me.
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Old Apr 6, 2013, 2:17 pm
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Originally Posted by chrismoose
There is also no way to request a veggie "meal" in short-haul C with KLM. You may be in luck if they have the cheese sandwich and haven't run out by the time they get to you.
After the last cheese sandwich they served me, I no longer think "luck" is the right word.

Having said that, the solution is simply to have a quick word with the purser before take-off. Tell her or him that you are a vegetarian, and they will make sure you get a cheese sandwich.

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Old Apr 7, 2013, 8:47 am
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Was offered 280EUR for AMS-JFK initially - went to look on my computer and selected US as my origin in the splash screen, and was offered $345 USD per seat (which was less than the EUR to USD conversion by about $20 based on my back of napkin math), which I did take for two seats. Sat in row 77 in the upper deck of the combi - not the greatest J flight ever, but decent soft product and worth the upgrade price to me.

As an aside, does anyone know if this will post as 150% MQM/mileage to DL?
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Old Apr 7, 2013, 1:38 pm
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CPH-AMS €159.--

Compares favorably to the outrageous €280.-- they sold the JFK-AMS upgrades for to Smachiz.

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Old Apr 7, 2013, 3:28 pm
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Originally Posted by johan rebel
CPH-AMS €159.--

Compares favorably to the outrageous €280.-- they sold the JFK-AMS upgrades for to Smachiz.

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Old Apr 9, 2013, 9:55 am
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LIS-AMS - offer €159 - loadfactor around 20%, 2 pax in C/CL
AMS-BRU - offer €159 (huge lol) - loadfactor around 30%
BRU-AMS - no offer
AMS-LIS - offer €159 - loadfactor around 90%

I didn't take any, obviously.
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Old Apr 10, 2013, 1:53 am
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Originally Posted by tff
I didn't take any, obviously.
How surprising!

I should really like to know if anybody ever buys an upgrade at that price.

€159 is plainly ridiculous, but there must be the occasional taker, or why else would they continue to offer these upgrades?

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Old Apr 10, 2013, 7:25 am
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Yes there are takers but surely revenue would be a lot higher if they were more reasonable. I read in the M&M forum that a guy had paid €2k for the SEN renewal, there are always some takers!
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Old Apr 12, 2013, 12:35 am
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ams - txl on kl1835 €159, not taken obviously
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Old Apr 12, 2013, 8:42 am
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Originally Posted by Henry III
GLA-AMS (B-737, not Cityhopper) offered for £62 (lowest price yet) but I declined.

As it happened, the flight was very full (previous KLc GLA-AMS seemed to be cancelled, as the E-190 was still at GLA) so I got the op-up at the gate, anyway!
Amuse: Barley and Reypenaer cheese salad with a cream of garden peas and MSC certified fillet of trout.

Meal salad: Indonesian ketoprak salad served with Thai chicken with the Better Life Hallmark and banana crisps.

Desert by Patisserie Van Wely: Orange praline desert.

Bottle of Cava.
Very nice, actually, but not really worth £62 without the C-class (status) miles.

-- Henry

PS: Just curious: does the "Better Life" hallmark pertain to the chicken or those who eat it?
PPS: I thought "MSC Certified" was something for technicians who repair PCs - darn clever trout, that!
This is exactly the same menu I had at the beginning of January on VIE-AMS. The only difference was two bottles of Cava
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Old Apr 13, 2013, 4:41 am
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AMS-NCE, upgrade offered for €119 - load factor approaching 100% in Economy. Didn't take it, but was upgraded anyway
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Old Apr 23, 2013, 12:05 pm
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AMS-CPH. EB reduced to the absolute minimum of two rows, and they are trying to flog the remaining 7 seats at €159.-- Good luck with that!

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Old Apr 23, 2013, 2:17 pm
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My recent experience:

HEL-AMS: EUR 119 (didn't take, upgraded anyway)
AMS-DEL: EUR 288 (took it, got 125% miles after contacting KLM via facebook)
VCE-AMS: EUR 70 (didn't take, didn't get upgraded)
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