MHUpgrade option, anyone tried it?

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MHUPGRADE SUCCESSFUL UPGRADE OFFER PRICES
(origin - destination, offer price accepted, post #)

ECONOMY to BUSINESS
KUL - ADL SGD250 #203
KUL - AKL USD325 #447
KUL - BKK SGD80 #70
KUL - BKK USD65 #450
KUL - CAN MYR345 #358
KUL - CMB MYR576 #686
KUL - CGK USD60 #153
KUL - CGK MYR220 #230
KUL - DAC MYR551 #112
KUL - DPS SGD80 #70
KUL - DPS AUD75 #114
KUL - HAN AUD90 #209
KUL - HKG MYR480 #393
KUL - HKT USD50
KUL - HYD GBP90 #54
KUL - HYD USD90 #452
KUL - ICN SGD140
KUL - ICN MYR402 #343
KUL - ICN EUR120 #354
KUL - KIX MYR452 #472
KUL - KUA MYR143 #349
KUL - KCH MYR150 #287
KUL - LGK MYR263 #505
KUL - LHR MYR3,350 #67
KUL - MEL MYR1,005 #262
KUL - MEL MYR1300
KUL - PEK MYR345 #338
KUL - PEN MYR170 #268
KUL - PER GBP135 #309
KUL - PER USD150 #335
KUL - PER MYR524 #336
KUL - PNH MYR200 #404
KUL - PVG SGD120 #30, 225
KUL - PVG USD105 #169, 217
KUL - REP MYR150 #123
KUL - RGN MYR305 #333
KUL - SGN MYR210 #141
KUL - SIN MYR30 #52
KUL - SIN SGD50 #267
KUL - SYD SGD300 #267

AMS - KUL GBP450 #152
BKK - KUL GBP80 #54
BKK - KUL USD65 #452
BNE - KUL AUD215 #2
BWN - KUL USD60 #394
CAN - KUL MYR350 #358
DAC - KUL USD120 #479
DPS - KUL AUD70 #121
DPS - KUL USD60 #216
DXB - KUL USD200
HKG - KUL SGD120 #53
HKG - KUL HKD810 #266
HKG - KUL HKD805 #290
HKT - KUL MYR30 #52
HKT - KUL NZD55 #447
HYD - KUL USD90 #450
ICN - KUL SGD140
JHB - KUL MYR100
KIX - KUL MYR452 #445
KCH - BKI MYR200 #344
KCH - KUL MYR150 #287
LGK - KUL GBP20 #44
LGK - KUL MYR263 #505
MAA - KUL SGD125 #163
MEL - KUL AUD230 #1
MEL - KUL AUD305 #140
MEL - KUL AUD480 #16
MEL - KUL AUD400 #312
MEL - KUL MYR1,300 #312
MNL - KUL USD140 #482
MYY - KUL MYR270 #715
PEK - KUL MYR500 #323
PEK - KUL GBP80 #332
PEK - KUL MYR345 #340
PER - KUL USD160 #350
PVG - KUL USD105 #167
REP - KUL USD45 #334
RGN - KUL USD65 #506
SDK - KUL MYR150 #154
SGN - KUL MYR200 #141
SIN - KUL SGD85 #213
SIN - KUL SGD50 #267
SYD - KUL AUD260 #172, 208
SYD - KUL AUD300 #456
SYD - KUL AUD330 #215
SYD - KUL AUD400 #468
SYD - KUL MYR810 #325
TPE - KUL SGD110 #391

BUSINESS to FIRST
KUL - CDG MYR5,000 #67
LHR - KUL USD2,750 #4


MHUpgrade is MH's implementation of Plusgrade's bid on an upgrade platform.
  • You can check if your itinerary is eligible for bidding on an upgrade (most are) on MH's website here, but it typically takes 24-48 hours after the ticket is issued for the itinerary to be in Plusgrade's system
  • You cannot bid for flights departing within 72 hours
  • Minimum bids are dynamically set based on various factors, and don't appear to change as you get closer to flight departure
  • Tip: If you're bidding the minimum, you should consider making the bid in USD unless bidding in your home currency avoids credit card costs that are higher than the difference in pricing (see this post)
  • Bid amounts can be changed or withdrawn up to 72 hours from flight departure. It does not appear that you can update the credit card number
  • Accepted bids will be processed within the 72 hours window, generally prior to 48 hours to departure
  • If your bid is accepted:
    • The credit card will be charged
    • You will be rebooked in "I" class for business class, "P" class for first class
    • You will receive an email notification from Plusgrade
    • You will receive an email with your new eTicket from the airline
  • Within MH Enrich, mileage accrual is based on the fare class on your original ticket. For partner programs, without manual intervention, your mileage accrual is based on the class you've been rebooked into, not the one from your original ticket. Retro claims based on original booking may be required, it is unclear yet if they will be accepted or not.
    • Note that "I" earns nothing, including no segment credits or tier points (it's as if you never took the flight) on AA, BA, CX, and probably other carriers (check your program's information), so from a frequent flyer standpoint you might end up worse off
    • There are multiple reports from multiple users in this thread that mileage on partner programs (BA) will be credited based on the earning rates (if any) from original booking class, following manual intervention/claim.
  • Please read MH's FAQs
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Old Aug 31, 18, 3:42 am
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KUL-HKG bid $160 and got the upgrade.

Not bad considering my SIN-HKG fare was a cheap $120 economy promo fare. $280 altogether.

The interesting thing is with my upgrade clearing I was able to select 6A for the SIN-KUL flight for free in advance of the 48-hour check in window.
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Old Aug 31, 18, 10:18 am
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Originally Posted by golfingboy View Post
KUL-HKG bid $160 and got the upgrade.

Not bad considering my SIN-HKG fare was a cheap $120 economy promo fare. $280 altogether.

The interesting thing is with my upgrade clearing I was able to select 6A for the SIN-KUL flight for free in advance of the 48-hour check in window.
Business Class seat allocations are always free, even if upgraded with MHUpgrade.
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Old Aug 31, 18, 4:42 pm
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Originally Posted by clubeurope View Post
Business Class seat allocations are always free, even if upgraded with MHUpgrade.
athough he was pointing out that the economy seat selection for the first sector also became free because of/ perhaps due to the successful seat upgrade for the second sector.
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Old Sep 1, 18, 7:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Zawnet View Post


athough he was pointing out that the economy seat selection for the first sector also became free because of/ perhaps due to the successful seat upgrade for the second sector.
ahh pardon me, I must have misread.

Should really get those reading glasses I dearly need
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Old Sep 17, 18, 10:33 pm
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MHUpgrade has gone bonkers.

KUL-MEL ~MYR1,700min
MEL-KUL ~MYR2,000min
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Old Sep 23, 18, 9:03 pm
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So it appears MHUpgrade has indeed gone bonkers. I am looking at upgrading KUL-PEK. The Wiki here has an entry for MYR 345, which is 80 USD. Right now, the MHUpgrade minimum bid sits at USD190. And to get to the greener parts of the scale, I am looking at $250. Any recent experiences on KUL-PEK-KUL?
Over the last several years, I have just bought promo J fares on MH as they tend to be just a little over normal economy fares. On this one, due to a number of reasons, I couldn't. I am OWE, what are the chances of an op-up. Is this flight generally full? EF currently shows a completely empty cabin, but my departure date is about a month away.
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Old Sep 23, 18, 9:37 pm
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Originally Posted by ashbjr View Post
So it appears MHUpgrade has indeed gone bonkers. I am looking at upgrading KUL-PEK. The Wiki here has an entry for MYR 345, which is 80 USD. Right now, the MHUpgrade minimum bid sits at USD190. And to get to the greener parts of the scale, I am looking at $250.
Minimum bids have always been dynamic, so just because someone reported $80 three years ago doesn't mean you should expect an equally low amount. They've obviously decided that they can get away with charging more than $80 for a lie-flat seat, especially since the entire A333 fleet has been refurbished. $190 to upgrade on a 6 hour flight doesn't seem outrageous to me, frankly.

Originally Posted by ashbjr View Post
Over the last several years, I have just bought promo J fares on MH as they tend to be just a little over normal economy fares. On this one, due to a number of reasons, I couldn't. I am OWE, what are the chances of an op-up. Is this flight generally full? EF currently shows a completely empty cabin, but my departure date is about a month away.
If you're looking for an airline that habitually gives out op-ups to elites then you'll have to fly CX/KA. Op-ups are relatively rare on MH, let alone on empty flights. Even when they do happen, Enrich elites are at the top of the list.

Expecting one on an empty flight will just lead to disappointment. If you really want J, you'll have to pony up for J.
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Old Sep 24, 18, 4:59 am
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Give me that 6hr PEK upgrade anytime compared to my slightly longer flight to MEL for almost triple that!
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Old Sep 25, 18, 8:21 am
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855 USD one way each minimum bid (offered on both outbound and return journey) KUL-LHR J-F. Pretty pricey
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Old Sep 25, 18, 9:28 am
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Originally Posted by TGflyergirl View Post
855 USD one way each minimum bid (offered on both outbound and return journey) KUL-LHR J-F. Pretty pricey
Yea, Fís pricey... but $855 is a hell of a lot better than #4ís $2750!!

Thinking about it, thatís about in line with the 55k miles it used to need for the one-way J->F upgrades, before the devaluation... plus, when MH is trying to sell F for $7k++, a $1.7k top-up on J is a steal...
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Old Sep 27, 18, 9:36 pm
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NRT-KUL MH71 J->F minimum bid 505 USD per passenger

No thanks.
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Old Oct 1, 18, 6:17 am
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Originally Posted by TGflyergirl View Post
855 USD one way each minimum bid (offered on both outbound and return journey) KUL-LHR J-F. Pretty pricey
Do you know what fare bucket the upgraded ticket goes into from Biz to F? If I credit to BA, would I get increased TP and Avios?
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Old Oct 1, 18, 8:44 am
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Originally Posted by BA038_Passenger View Post
Do you know what fare bucket the upgraded ticket goes into from Biz to F? If I credit to BA, would I get increased TP and Avios?
I suspect it's P, which doesn't earn, and if true, you'll need to file a retro claim afterwards.
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Old Oct 2, 18, 9:28 pm
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Good day folks! I was wondering when is the earliest that MAS has confirmed one's upgrade bid or is it always just 48 hours prior to departure?
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Old Oct 2, 18, 9:57 pm
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Good day folks! I was wondering when is the earliest that MAS has confirmed one's upgrade bid or is it always just 48 hours prior to departure?
It's somewhere between 36hrs to 12hrs. I have had both extremes.
For awhile last year there was no notification at all - and I believe during that time nobody actually had any successful bids - But the system has been back to normal in recent months.
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