The ultimate thread on buy-ups at OLCI

Old Apr 24, 2013, 8:09 am
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Old Apr 28, 2013, 5:04 am
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KLM has changed its upgrade terms and conditions:

Originally Posted by KLM
1.2 After you have purchased an upgrade to Business Class for part of your trip, you have the same advantages as any other Business Class passenger for that part of your trip. The baggage allowance and the number of Miles earned will remain the same as stated in your original ticket.
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Old Apr 28, 2013, 2:42 pm
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Originally Posted by KLflyerRalph
KLM has changed its upgrade terms and conditions:
It is a pity that that has changed (though it is positive that the information is now clearly available when making the purchase).
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Old May 2, 2013, 1:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Gajan
It is a pity that that has changed (though it is positive that the information is now clearly available when making the purchase).
oh well, now I will not experience the thrill of paying 159 euros offered on my upcoming trip AMS-VIE and then calling FB to haggle about J mileage accrual
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Old May 2, 2013, 1:36 pm
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Offered an upgrade on the MME-AMS leg for 8.00 today even though I was in row 4. Sum total of 2 people in front of the curtain.

Turned this down yet happily paid 12 for Speedy boarding with U2 next week. Maybe something to do with the fact that. U2 want 45 to fly CPH-MAN one way and KLM was 500 return.
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Old May 2, 2013, 8:14 pm
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Offered €290 for AMS-YUL on Wednesday just gone. Slightly tempted but decided that it could be better spent on another trip elsewhere.

Seems a pretty good price. Can anyone vouch for my assumption?!
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Old May 3, 2013, 4:14 am
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Originally Posted by Schwann
Offered 290 for AMS-YUL on Wednesday just gone. Slightly tempted but decided that it could be better spent on another trip elsewhere.

Seems a pretty good price. Can anyone vouch for my assumption?!
Yes, that's a good price. On that same route I had a similar price offer and took it.
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Old May 3, 2013, 5:00 am
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Was offered €328 for this saturday upcomming AMS-PEK. Took it.
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Old May 4, 2013, 4:35 am
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Refund for EC

Hello, I am going on a AMS-ATL leg and I'm trying to buy-up to WBC. My question is, if I do buy-up, does KLM refund my paid Economy Comfort Seat?

Thank you for your help.
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Old May 4, 2013, 4:41 am
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Originally Posted by andelutz
Hello, I am going on a AMS-ATL leg and I'm trying to buy-up to WBC. My question is, if I do buy-up, does KLM refund my paid Economy Comfort Seat?

Thank you for your help.
I've bought-up to WBC twice (at OLCI). Both times I requested and got a refund on the EC seat.
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Old May 4, 2013, 6:25 am
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Originally Posted by bmohton
I've bought-up to WBC twice (at OLCI). Both times I requested and got a refund on the EC seat.
You should get it back and the few times I did an upgrade, the amount paid for EC was automatically deducted from the upgrade payment..so no need to ask for money back
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Old May 15, 2013, 4:49 am
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US$1080 Amsterdam - San Francisco.
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Old May 15, 2013, 6:35 am
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DXB-AMS 290 Euros. Was already in WBC but my travel partner took it.
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Old May 28, 2013, 3:22 am
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ORD - AMS : €288

Seemed like a very light load (less than half the business class seats were pre-selected when I did OLCI) but of course not everyone may have had a seat selected in advance...
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Old May 29, 2013, 9:25 am
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Looks like the chance to get an OLCI buy-up wil get slimmer after June 1st.

http://zakenreis.nl/luchtvaart/klm-veilt-upgrades/ (in Dutch)
- Service is called "upgrade yourself" and is access via "my trip on klm.com"
- Select number of flights now, will be expended during the year
- Service is designed for flights where Economy is often oversold
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