Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > LATAM | LATAM Pass
Reload this Page >

experience with latam business upgrade bidding...

experience with latam business upgrade bidding...

Old Nov 6, 2019, 9:48 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: New York
Posts: 771
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?
michael1023 is offline  
Old Nov 7, 2019, 10:36 am
  #2  
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Programs: LATAMPASS Silver, SkyMiles Silver Medallion
Posts: 441
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
Semphyra is offline  
Old Nov 7, 2019, 11:10 am
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: New York
Posts: 771
Originally Posted by Semphyra
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...
michael1023 is offline  
Old Nov 8, 2019, 4:51 pm
  #4  
Ambassador, LATAM
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Lima, Per
Programs: LATAM, Lifemiles
Posts: 853
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.
andreadbc is offline  
Old Nov 11, 2019, 8:30 am
  #5  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: New York
Posts: 771
can you show me this screenshot?
michael1023 is offline  
Old Nov 11, 2019, 11:35 pm
  #6  
Ambassador, LATAM
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Lima, Per
Programs: LATAM, Lifemiles
Posts: 853
andreadbc is offline  
Old Dec 29, 2019, 3:23 am
  #7  
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 1
could you take the screenshot of English , thks
He Wilson is offline  
Old Jan 5, 2020, 10:35 am
  #8  
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Programs: AA LT Gold
Posts: 3,591
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.
kthomas likes this.
carlosdca is offline  
Old Feb 24, 2022, 5:42 am
  #9  
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Currently SJO (but also LON and NYC)
Programs: SkyTeam: AF/KL Gold. Star Alliance: CM Gold; AV Gold; UA. OneWorld: BA Sapphire
Posts: 183
I don't mind waiting until 12 hours before the flight... But two hours is ridiculous. Do we know how often they confirm the upgrade 12 hours ahead vs how often they wait till the last minute?

I bid for a LIM-GRU flight tomorrow. I'd hate having to pay to check my luggage and for lounge access, and then being charged for the upgrade once we get to the gate.
skyteamelite is offline  
Old Feb 24, 2022, 7:47 am
  #10  
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Programs: LATAMPASS Silver, SkyMiles Silver Medallion
Posts: 441
Originally Posted by skyteamelite
I don't mind waiting until 12 hours before the flight... But two hours is ridiculous. Do we know how often they confirm the upgrade 12 hours ahead vs how often they wait till the last minute?

I bid for a LIM-GRU flight tomorrow. I'd hate having to pay to check my luggage and for lounge access, and then being charged for the upgrade once we get to the gate.
It all depends of how many seats are available after upgrading the Top Tier passengers
Semphyra is offline  
Old Feb 24, 2022, 1:44 pm
  #11  
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Currently SJO (but also LON and NYC)
Programs: SkyTeam: AF/KL Gold. Star Alliance: CM Gold; AV Gold; UA. OneWorld: BA Sapphire
Posts: 183
Originally Posted by Semphyra
It all depends of how many seats are available after upgrading the Top Tier passengers
5 remaining seats, 23 hours before scheduled departure
skyteamelite is offline  
Old Feb 24, 2022, 1:54 pm
  #12  
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Programs: LATAMPASS Silver, SkyMiles Silver Medallion
Posts: 441
Originally Posted by skyteamelite
5 remaining seats, 23 hours before scheduled departure
Just for your reference, I flew on a narrow body a couple of days ago, out of 12 seats there were 4 seats available at the day of departure (after Black upgrades) and I got cleared at the gate
skyteamelite likes this.
Semphyra is offline  
Old Feb 26, 2022, 11:45 pm
  #13  
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 19
I'm booked on LA2419 GIG-LIM on May 3 in Y through an rewards booking via AS Mileage Plan. The upgrade bidding to PY ranges from $75 USD (low) to $350 USD (excellent) - a 6 hour flight is right on the edge of me wanting a more comfortable seat but I was wondering if anyone had experience for a decent bid amount?
jdhnyc likes this.
twoplustwomakefive is offline  
Old May 31, 2023, 5:56 am
  #14  
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 322
Do we know which booking class Plusgrade upgrades map into?
ArnoldB is offline  
Old Aug 1, 2023, 8:25 am
  #15  
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 322
Guess not then...
ArnoldB is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

This site is owned, operated, and maintained by MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Designated trademarks are the property of their respective owners.