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Summary of accepted/rejected bids:

Domestic
VIE
  • VIE-LNZ 40€ Rejected September 2014

SZG
  • SZG-VIE 40€ Rejected September 2014

Shorthaul

AMM
  • VIE-AMM 140€ Accepted May 2015
  • AMM-VIE 180€ Accepted May 2015

AMS
  • AMS-VIE 60€ Accepted January 2015

ARN
  • ARN-VIE 85€ Rejected April 2015

BCN
  • VIE-BCN 50€ Rejected September 2014 (Checkin offer, red upgrade 129€)

CAI
  • VIE-CAI 55€ Rejected October 2014
  • CAI-VIE 55€ Rejected October 2014

CDG
  • CDG-VIE 100€ Rejected June 2015

DUS
  • DUS-VIE 110€ Accepted July 2015
  • DUS-VIE 50 € Rejected July 2015 (although C was only 2/12)
  • VIE-DUS 50 € Rejected July 2015

GVA
  • VIE-GVA 140€ Accepted February 2015
  • VIE-GVA 150€ Rejected August 2015

LHR
  • LHR-VIE €150 Accepted September 2016

KRK
  • VIE-KRK 75€ Rejected January 2015
MXP
  • VIE-MXP 85€ Accepted August 2017

SBZ
SOF
  • SOF-VIE 90€ Accepted December 2015

TLV
  • TLV-VIE 50€ Rejected January 2014
  • TLV-VIE 65€ Rejected October 2014
  • TLV-VIE 105 USD Rejected September 2015

ZRH
  • VIE-ZRH 150€ Rejected August 2014
  • VIE-ZRH 120€ Rejected August 2014
  • ZRH-VIE 150€ Accepted January 2015
  • ZRH-VIE 120€ Accepted December 2015
  • VIE-ZRH 120€ Accepted August 2014
  • ZRH-VIE 140€ check-in offer - June 2018 (did not buy it)

Longhaul
BKK
  • VIE-BKK 520€ Accepted August 2013
  • VIE-BKK 350€ Accepted August 2013
  • BKK-VIE 250€ Rejected September 2013
  • VIE-BKK 160€ Rejected November 2013
  • VIE-BKK 315€ Rejected September 2014
  • BKK-VIE 360€ Rejected December 2014
  • VIE-BKK 300€ Rejected March 2015
  • BKK-VIE 305€ Rejected April 2015
  • BKK-VIE 405€ Rejected May 2015
  • BKK-VIE 407€ Accepted May 2015
  • BKK-VIE 435€ Accepted November 2015
  • BKK-VIE 455€ Accepted December 2015
  • VIE-BKK 450€ Accepted January 2016
  • VIE-BKK 300€ Rejected May 2016

DEL
  • VIE-DEL 330€ Accepted June 2014

DXB
  • VIE-DXB 270€ Accepted September 2014

IAD
  • IAD-VIE 300€ Accepted September 2013
  • IAD-VIE 365€ Accepted October 2013
  • VIE-IAD 330€ Rejected November 2013
  • IAD-VIE 320€ Rejected November 2013
  • VIE-IAD 410€ Accepted January 2014
  • IAD-VIE 370€ Accepted January 2014
  • IAD-VIE 380€ Accepted August 2014
  • VIE-IAD 430€ Accepted August 2014
  • VIE-IAD 370€ Accepted October 2014
  • VIE-IAD 320€ Accepted November 2014
  • IAD-VIE 320€ Accepted November 2014
  • VIE-IAD 410€ Accepted March 2015
  • IAD-VIE 310€ Accepted March 2015
  • VIE-IAD 500€ Accepted May 2015
  • IAD-VIE 500€ Rejected May 2015
  • IAD-VIE 340€ Rejected July 2015
  • IAD-VIE 340€ Rejected July 2015
  • IAD-VIE 420€ Rejected October 2015
  • VIE-IAD 450€ Accepted October 2017

HKG
  • HKG-VIE 300€ Accepted December 2016
  • HKG-VIE 310€ Accepted February 2017 x4
  • HKG-VIE 200€ Accepted May 2017 x2

EWR
  • VIE-EWR 300€ Accepted September 2014
  • EWR-VIE 495€ Accepted May 2017

JFK
  • JFK-VIE 370€ Accepted November 2013
  • VIE-JFK 330€ Rejected November 2013
  • VIE-JFK 520€ Rejected December 2013
  • JFK-VIE 300€ Accepted September 2014
  • VIE-JFK 500€ Rejected December 2015
  • JFK-VIE 325€ Accepted December 2015
  • VIE-JFK 250€ Rejected January 2016


MIA
  • VIE-MIA 420€ Accepted February 2016
  • MIE-VIE 320€ Accepted March 2016

MLE
  • MLE-VIE 370€ Rejected January 2014

NRT
  • VIE-NRT 520€ Accepted February 2016

ORD
  • ORD-VIE 300€ Accepted August 2013
  • ORD-VIE 270€ Accepted October 2014
  • ORD-VIE 350€ Rejected November 2014
  • VIE-ORD 310€ Accepted January 2015
  • ORD-VIE 380€ Accepted September 2015
  • VIE-ORD 380€ Accepted September 2015

YYZ
  • VIE-YYZ 350€ Accepted September 2014
  • YYZ-VIE 320€ Accepted February 2015
  • VIE-YYZ 355€ Accepted October 2017 x2
PEK
  • VIE-PEK 300€ Accepted September 2015
  • VIE-PEK 220€ Rejected March 2015
  • PEK-VIE 250€ Accepted March 2015

PVG
  • VIE-PVG €310 Accepted August 2016
  • PVG-VIE €310 Accepted August 2016
  • VIE-PVG €510 Accepted September 2016
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Old Jan 14, 15, 7:38 am
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VIE-ORD 310€ Accepted in January
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Old Feb 2, 15, 3:40 am
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AMS-VIE 80 Euro Accepted in January

Fantastic deal, because i needed to check an extra bag in any case (75 euro fee), so essentially I am paying only 5 euros for the upgrade.
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Old Feb 5, 15, 5:49 am
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I made an offer for VIE-GVA for EUR140 for next week. Probably too much, you might say, but at least I stand a reasonable chance of getting it this way (booked 4 segment trip in E-class which works out at EUR53 per segment which is pretty good). I'll report back if I get it or not. I suspect that offering something like EUR80 is unrealistic and the offer will be refused. Still not sure how it works, though.
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Old Feb 5, 15, 7:36 am
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Originally Posted by Concerto View Post
I made an offer for VIE-GVA for EUR140 for next week. Probably too much, you might say, but at least I stand a reasonable chance of getting it this way (booked 4 segment trip in E-class which works out at EUR53 per segment which is pretty good). I'll report back if I get it or not. I suspect that offering something like EUR80 is unrealistic and the offer will be refused. Still not sure how it works, though.
that is quite some spend on the food. You'd have been better off if you just purchased the extra DoCo meal option IMHO.
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Old Feb 5, 15, 9:15 am
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Oh is that possible on short haul flights? I could do that and just cancel the upgrade bid. There is still the possibility of cancelling, according to the email I received.
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Old Feb 10, 15, 5:05 am
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YYZ-VIE, EUR320 / CAD$450 accepted
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Old Feb 10, 15, 6:04 am
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Originally Posted by bessam View Post
YYZ-VIE, EUR320 / CAD$450 accepted
that's a bargain! I wish OS would allow all Y classes to bid :/ I couldn't see the option in my booking so i assume its because i booked a low fare economy ticket.
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Old Feb 10, 15, 6:22 am
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Welcome to FT!

When was your bid accepted?

Originally Posted by bessam View Post
YYZ-VIE, EUR320 / CAD$450 accepted
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Old Feb 10, 15, 6:28 am
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Originally Posted by Wilko Pali Sedef View Post
that's a bargain! I wish OS would allow all Y classes to bid :/ I couldn't see the option in my booking so i assume its because i booked a low fare economy ticket.
all classes are eligible for smart upgrade ..maybe its because you bought the ticket from lh.com..
EDIT
from OS website
ticket number must start with 257…

Exceptions are:
Passengers travelling with children under 2 years of age
Passengers booked within a group of more than 9 people
Flight bookings which are not yet confirmed.

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Old Feb 10, 15, 9:37 am
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My bid of EUR140 on the VIE-GVA route was accepted. To be honest, I probably won't do it again on a short route like that, but I'll be glad to be right at the front of the plane (and enjoy all the service trimmings, of course). I can shoot straight out and make a beeline for the car that will be waiting to take me to rehearsal and hopefully be not too late. At least, that's how I'm trying to justify it to myself.

And we get the P-class miles now, don't we? That didn't used to be the case with Red Upgrades I believe.
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Old Feb 10, 15, 11:33 am
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Originally Posted by fanb View Post
all classes are eligible for smart upgrade ..maybe its because you bought the ticket from lh.com..
EDIT
from OS website
ticket number must start with 257…

Exceptions are:
Passengers travelling with children under 2 years of age
Passengers booked within a group of more than 9 people
Flight bookings which are not yet confirmed.
Darn.. Travelling with my child :/ Ah well the flight is end of June anyways so all cabins will prob be fill, and yeah I did book on lh.com.
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Old Feb 14, 15, 8:07 am
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Originally Posted by Concerto View Post
My bid of EUR140 on the VIE-GVA route was accepted. To be honest, I probably won't do it again on a short route like that, but I'll be glad to be right at the front of the plane (and enjoy all the service trimmings, of course). I can shoot straight out and make a beeline for the car that will be waiting to take me to rehearsal and hopefully be not too late. At least, that's how I'm trying to justify it to myself.

And we get the P-class miles now, don't we? That didn't used to be the case with Red Upgrades I believe.
In the end, I think that it was not such a bad thing that I bid and got this upgrade! I stepped off the previous at VIE and immediately a message pinged on my phone saying that the VIE-GVA had been canceled. I had been rebooked on the later flight, 4 or 5 hours later. But at the Austrian service desk, I managed to persuade the lady to send me on a little trip around Europe on different connecting flights instead of sitting in the lounge in VIE! All in C-class.

Actually, I ended up on OS to ZRH then LX to GVA, which including LH (operated by CL) made three airlines in one day on one ticket. The OS service on VIE-ZRH was excellent, with old world style service and presentation of the various bottles of Austrian wine (one a Blauer Zweigelt very much worth trying). A small hot meal was served with dessert, a tad frugal but still better than what you get on LH (is VIE-GVA any better?).

I always marvel at how the SWISS cabin crew manage to serve a small meal between ZRH and GVA, quite tastefully presented. You really have to stuff it in your mouth before they snatch the tray away from you during the descent to Geneva. Only managed one glass of surprisingly good Pinot Noir du Valais.
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Old Mar 4, 15, 4:29 am
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VIE - IAD 410 € Accepted March 2015
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Old Mar 27, 15, 7:08 am
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IAD - VIE 310 € Accepted March 2015
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Old Mar 27, 15, 10:32 am
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VIE -PEK 23.3. 220e rejected
PEK-VIE 30.3. 250ι ACCEPTED
couldn't be more excited right now ))))))
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