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OS Smart Upgrade Bidding

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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 Mar 29, 15, 4:46 pm
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VIE - BKK, March 15, 300€ rejected
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Old Apr 12, 15, 1:58 pm
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OS Europe upgrade bid question?

Does Austrian ever accept the starting bids for their upgrades? We have a CPH-VIE and a VIE-LHR coming up. The starting bids are $75 and $95 respectively which seems to be about all they are worth considering economy 30in pitch seats. Also, do you get lounge access with these upgrades? Thanks.
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Old Apr 12, 15, 3:29 pm
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Originally Posted by riced View Post
Does Austrian ever accept the starting bids for their upgrades? We have a CPH-VIE and a VIE-LHR coming up. The starting bids are $75 and $95 respectively which seems to be about all they are worth considering economy 30in pitch seats. Also, do you get lounge access with these upgrades? Thanks.
You'll find your answers on the FT master thread and on the OS internet site:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/lufth...t-upgrade.html

https://www.austrian.com/Info/Book/S...spx?sc_lang=en
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Old Apr 28, 15, 12:37 am
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ARN-VIE, April 29, offer: 85€, REJECTED
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Old Apr 29, 15, 3:25 pm
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Austrian Upgrade to Business from IAD

I purchased a ticket a combo OS (in Y) / LH (in J) with LH ticket numbers. I was under the impression that I can 1) make use of Smart Upgrade, 2) Select Y seats online, and 3) Be able to check-in online. It turns out I can't do either.

Flying out IAD-AMM on OS94 to Vienna (the segment I am concerned about)

Does anyone have experience checking in online while not having a OS ticket number? Anyone was able to upgrade online? or at the airport? Preferably from IAD, but welcome all feedback.

Thank you in advance

Fad
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Old Apr 29, 15, 4:06 pm
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I think it has to be on OS ticket stock as far as I remember. I'm not even sure you can pull the booking up on the OS website if it is not. I recall looking into this in detail, but maybe somebody can correct me?
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Old Apr 29, 15, 5:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Concerto View Post
I think it has to be on OS ticket stock as far as I remember. I'm not even sure you can pull the booking up on the OS website if it is not. I recall looking into this in detail, but maybe somebody can correct me?
I am able to pull the reservation online as it is a LH ticket and the outbound flight IAD AMM is a pure OS flight. I am not sure if I am able to checkin online and if so, if I will have the opportunity to upgrade upon checkin online.

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Old May 5, 15, 6:02 am
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Checkin should be no problem, the red|upgrade won't work unless on 257/OS ticket stock. At the airport they will gladly sell you an upgrade if space is available, but at a fixed rate.
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Old May 5, 15, 6:44 am
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Hi,


VIE-NRT 400 Eur ACCEPTED Departure May8th


Upgrade was requested yesterday after having checked how many seats were available in Business and Economy. Economy was pretty full and business has 9 seats available.

I decided to bid for 400 euros as this flight is nearly 12 hours compared to the ones to the USA/CANADA which are below 10hours. For this reason after having seen what amounts are people are bidding for the USA Flights I decided to bid a little bit extra.

Finally this is a night flight which departs from Vienna at 1pm and lands in Tokyo at 07 am. This means that I will be able to take advantage of a full day in Tokyo after having rested in the plane.

I paid in Economy 315 euro (for this segment): 630 euro return.

Business class was sold 1400 euro per segment: 2800 euro return.



What do you think about the amount I have bid? Is fair?

Hope that this information helps to someone.

Cheers,

Oscar
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Old May 6, 15, 2:01 am
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VIE-ARN, May 3, offer 85€, REJECTED

Was offered upgrade upon OLCI for 70€, I declined.

Upgraded at gate for free:-)

Update to the flight ARN-VIE on April 29, I was upgraded at gate:-)
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Old May 6, 15, 6:08 am
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VIE - IAD 500€ Accepted 02 May 2015
IAD - VIE 500€ Rejected 07 May 2015
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Old May 9, 15, 2:46 pm
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VIE-AMM 140 Euro accepted (from S) May 3rd
AMM-VIE 180 Euro accepted (from L) May 7th

in both classes on these flights many empty seats
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Old May 25, 15, 8:18 am
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OS red|upgrade vs. smart upgrade

Hi

It seems like OS is offering two upgrades routes.

Is the red|upgrade cheaper/dearer?

Is there any point in offering a lower bid (when compared to red|upgrade) on smart upgrade?

Cheers
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Old May 25, 15, 10:36 am
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Originally Posted by mzzxx11 View Post
Hi

It seems like OS is offering two upgrades routes.

Is the red|upgrade cheaper/dearer?

Is there any point in offering a lower bid (when compared to red|upgrade) on smart upgrade?

Cheers
Hi ,
redupgrade is offered during check-in ... for the smart upgrade you bid .
The bid for smart upgrade starts at 80EUR for European flights and 200 for longhaul flights.
In my opinion the Smart upgrade is much more cheaper and dearer than red upgrade. It also gets you to P class , while with the red upgrade you stay in the original booking class.

From my experience- the red upgrade in Europe is offered from 119e (and more on some routes).. on longhaul flights,for example , my vie-pek flight was offered for 699eur ..
So if you want to upgrade , I would suggest always to start with the smart bid - much bigger chances for cheap(er) upgrade..(OS did accept my smart bid pek-vie for 250 ! )
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Old May 26, 15, 1:59 am
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Thanks Mate.

Are these upgrades (red or smart) issued on a per-sector basis or for an entire leg?

For example, if I'm flying ATH-VIE-PEK would I need to upgrade two sectors individually?

cheers
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