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experience with latam business upgrade bidding...

Old Nov 6, 19, 8:48 am
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experience with latam business upgrade bidding...

does anyone have any experience with LATAM's business class bidding before a flight? my wife and I are flying coach, and want to take a chance to upgrade, we will bid 300 per person for the upgrade, but I think you only find out 12 hours before?
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Old Nov 7, 19, 9:36 am
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It uses Plusgrade, a lot of airlines are using this system. There is a minimum bid and you find out if you get the upgrade 12 hours before the flight via mail. If the J Cabin is too full, you may get the upgrade confirmation at the gate. Sadly you don't get to know how many empty seats there are, neither how many people are in the waitlist and what position you are

LATAM Black (OWE) gets their complementary upgrade first, then biddings, then Platinum and Gold (OWS and OWR) and finally airline employees.



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Old Nov 7, 19, 10:10 am
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Originally Posted by Semphyra View Post
It uses Plusgrade, a lot of airlines are using this system. There is a minimum bid and you find out if you get the upgrade 12 hours before the flight via mail. If the J Cabin is too full, you may get the upgrade confirmation at the gate. Sadly you don't get to know how many empty seats there are, neither how many people are in the waitlist and what position you are

LATAM Black (OWE) gets their complementary upgrade first, then biddings, then Platinum and Gold (OWS and OWR) and finally airline employees.



Good luck
im surprised they only let you know 12 hours before, it would be nice to know sooner so as to know if we can bring another checked luggage...
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Old Nov 8, 19, 3:51 pm
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I think checked baggage allowance doesn't change? I have a screenshot of the upgrade bidding website and it just mentions as benefits: check-in preferente, embarque preferente, acceder a salones VIP.
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Old Nov 11, 19, 7:30 am
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can you show me this screenshot?
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Old Nov 11, 19, 10:35 pm
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Old Dec 29, 19, 2:23 am
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could you take the screenshot of English , thks
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Old Jan 5, 20, 9:35 am
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If upgrade is successful, you do get all the business class perks, including extra bag allowance.

Having said that, you can get the upgrade as late as at the gate.

Last time I bid for an upgrade for LAX LIM I got it as I checked in at the airport 2 hours before departure time.
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