The ultimate thread on buy-ups at OLCI

Old Aug 26, 2011, 3:01 am
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AMS-WAW: offered 119 Euro

Offered to upgrade for 119 Euro (did not take) during online check-in. Looked at Biz class, all 4 seats wide open.

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Old Aug 28, 2011, 7:51 am
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When do the buy-ups take place?

I had 2 flights yesterday AMS-CHP-AMS. Outbound only 3 people in 4 rows of EB and inbound 0 people. I tried several times at the kiosk to see if it would come available, but nothing...

Outbound flight was almost full, inbound flight was around 70% I think.
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Old Aug 28, 2011, 9:02 am
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Originally Posted by kevinflyaway
When do the buy-ups take place?

I had 2 flights yesterday AMS-CHP-AMS. Outbound only 3 people in 4 rows of EB and inbound 0 people. I tried several times at the kiosk to see if it would come available, but nothing...

Outbound flight was almost full, inbound flight was around 70% I think.
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Old Aug 28, 2011, 1:07 pm
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Originally Posted by kevinflyaway
When do the buy-ups take place? Outbound flight was almost full, inbound flight was around 70% I think.
As per post #66: when Y is full, or overbooked.

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Old Sep 1, 2011, 5:19 am
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Just thinking out loud, as the self-service machine is offering me a EUR79 upgrade on AMS-ZRH.

Previous posts say that upgrades are offered only when Y is full.
If so, and as Plat member, isnt it better to wait (hope) for a free op-up?

Any advice?
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Old Sep 1, 2011, 7:02 am
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Originally Posted by Q-STO
Just thinking out loud, as the self-service machine is offering me a EUR79 upgrade on AMS-ZRH.

Previous posts say that upgrades are offered only when Y is full.
If so, and as Plat member, isnt it better to wait (hope) for a free op-up?

Any advice?
Opup is not certain at all. There could be no-shows or missed connects.
But as a plat, why bother? You'll have lounge access, double miles, priority chaos... You want to pay E80 for another meal?
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Old Sep 1, 2011, 8:53 am
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Originally Posted by KLflyerRalph
You want to pay E80 for another meal?
If you are flying from an outstation (i.e. to AMS) and get an OpUp, chances are you won't even get the 80 meail.

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Old Sep 1, 2011, 10:01 am
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Originally Posted by johan rebel
If you are flying from an outstation (i.e. to AMS) and get an OpUp, chances are you won't even get the 80 meail.

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If it is an OpUp the UG is free, so I guess it's not all that bad. Most of these seem severely overpriced to me. For intra-EU flights 79-119 is just not worth it... the seat is pretty much the same and the meal is nothing to write home about. Heck, with 79-119 I can have very nice meal at the destination. There's nothing wrong with trying to upsell, I'm just a bit skeptical about there being enough people who actually go for it.

(On long flights it's a different story.)
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Old Sep 2, 2011, 2:57 am
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Wink But you get extra miles!

But remember, folks, when you take the €79 option for a s/h flight you're moving from (presumably) discounted economy (25% miles = 187) to business class (250% = 1875 miles), thus earning an extra 1688 miles! If you're FB platinum, you'll also earn an extra 563 bonus miles (750 versus original 187), giving you a whopping extra 2,251 miles for €79!

Aaah, but wait a minute: you can buy 2,000 miles for €53 on the FB website!

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Old Sep 2, 2011, 12:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Henry III
But remember, folks, when you take the 79 option for a s/h flight you're moving from (presumably) discounted economy (25% miles = 187) to business class (250% = 1875 miles), thus earning an extra 1688 miles! If you're FB platinum, you'll also earn an extra 563 bonus miles (750 versus original 187), giving you a whopping extra 2,251 miles for 79!

Aaah, but wait a minute: you can buy 2,000 miles for 53 on the FB website!

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Are those miles level miles ? I mean the non-Plat part ?
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Old Sep 2, 2011, 1:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Henry III
giving you a whopping extra 2,251 miles for 79
Aaah, but wait a minute: you can buy 2,000 miles for 53 on the FB website!
So that's 19.35 for the meal, then.

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Old Sep 3, 2011, 6:57 am
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Originally Posted by jmbfrance
Are those miles level miles ? I mean the non-Plat part ?
Presumbly, yes - that is the 1688 extra miles. (I've never done this, but I've been reticketed due to irops from discount Y to C, and that's exactly what I got.)

Originally Posted by johan rebel
So that's 19.35 for the meal, then.
Almost makes it seem worthwhile (if you include the better wine)!

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Old Sep 3, 2011, 10:24 am
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While checking in for a family member (Q) I didn't got the offer. I also couldn't select J cabin but it was only T-24 on AMS-GVA.
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Old Sep 3, 2011, 4:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Henry III
Presumbly, yes - that is the 1688 extra miles. (I've never done this, but I've been reticketed due to irops from discount Y to C, and that's exactly what I got.)
If you get regularly upgraded - the typical IRROP situation - you only get the miles for the original travel class. What was the difference here? The reticketing?
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Old Sep 4, 2011, 8:16 am
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Originally Posted by ixs
If you get regularly upgraded - the typical IRROP situation - you only get the miles for the original travel class. What was the difference here? The reticketing?
Correct!

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