MU up grade for sale at checkin

Old Jul 16, 13, 7:28 am
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MU up grade for sale at checkin

Good day all. I am flying MU for the first time Delhi to Shanghai in Y do they ever sell upgrades to J at checking for a discount. I know some airlines like UA AA and BA do this but wondering for MU
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Old Jul 16, 13, 9:56 am
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You can get it but it depends on your fare class. I had Q class, the lowest of the low, and it would've cost me $1200 to upgrade for YVR-PVG.
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Old Jul 16, 13, 10:24 am
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Make sure your plane has decent seats in J before even considering this.....especially with MU
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Old Jul 17, 13, 5:28 am
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MU up grade for sale at checkin

we have the lowest of the low to so probably will be at least a grand. Thanks for reminding me some of there planes have the old fashioned recliners in J
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Old Jul 17, 13, 8:14 pm
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Originally Posted by benzemalyonnais View Post
Make sure your plane has decent seats in J before even considering this.....especially with MU
When I travel on CA domestic often time they sell in-flight upgrade during taxi.
You can definitely have a good look when boarding, including the J product and your neighbours to be.
Plus the price is often at a great discount (I recalled the lowest was just RMB200+ for a 2 hours ride).

I dont know if MU does this though.
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Old Jul 17, 13, 8:43 pm
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Originally Posted by asv2 View Post
When I travel on CA domestic often time they sell in-flight upgrade during taxi.
You can definitely have a good look when boarding, including the J product and your neighbours to be.
Plus the price is often at a great discount (I recalled the lowest was just RMB200+ for a 2 hours ride).

I dont know if MU does this though.
I doubt that. Maybe 10 or 15 years ago.
At least decent airlines like MU, CZ, FM don't.

MU sells int'l upgrades at check-in. There's a list for the price to upgrade from each fare bucket.
MU sells domestic upgrades online or at the airport for - as far as I remember - 800 CNY for certain buckets (less than 20% discounted?).
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Old Jul 18, 13, 6:23 am
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Originally Posted by Chinatrvl View Post
I doubt that. Maybe 10 or 15 years ago.
At least decent airlines like MU, CZ, FM don't.

MU sells int'l upgrades at check-in. There's a list for the price to upgrade from each fare bucket.
MU sells domestic upgrades online or at the airport for - as far as I remember - 800 CNY for certain buckets (less than 20% discounted?).
Just checked my travel records,
one was indeed a MU ride three years ago,
from Diqing to Kunming.
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Old Jul 18, 13, 10:21 am
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Originally Posted by Chinatrvl View Post
I doubt that. Maybe 10 or 15 years ago.
At least decent airlines like MU, CZ, FM don't.

MU sells int'l upgrades at check-in. There's a list for the price to upgrade from each fare bucket.
MU sells domestic upgrades online or at the airport for - as far as I remember - 800 CNY for certain buckets (less than 20% discounted?).
You are quoting official policies, sir. But, I can assure you that a nice smile goes a long way in Shanghai.
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Old Jul 18, 13, 2:37 pm
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Originally Posted by asv2 View Post
Just checked my travel records,
one was indeed a MU ride three years ago,
from Diqing to Kunming.
Which is a domestic flight in 2010. Not sure this experience can be extrapolated to a confirmation of purchaseable, onboard upgrades on an international flight DEL-PVG in 2013. Check-in yes if available, but heed Benz's warning above. Lots of carriers put their oldest clunkers of the fleet on the India regional routes.
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Old Jul 18, 13, 9:26 pm
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Originally Posted by moondog View Post
You are quoting official policies, sir. But, I can assure you that a nice smile goes a long way in Shanghai.
It's not called "a smile", but it's called "a bribe".
I have only once in more than 100 flights witnessed somebody trying to self-upgrade to first on NDG-PVG and later offering money to the purser - he was promptly escorted back to economy. If I, usually in first, witnessed a purser accepting such a bribe, I would raise quite a stink. Anecdotal evidence, just like you experience at the sometimes very amusing Yunnan branch of MU.

Bottom line is, bribing is not the way to obtain an upgrade.

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Old Jul 18, 13, 9:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Chinatrvl View Post
It's not called "a smile", but it's called "a bribe".
I have only once in more than 100 flights witnessed somebody trying to self-upgrade to first on NDG-PVG and later offering money to the purser - he was promptly escorted back to economy. If I, usually in flying first, would witness a purser accepting such a bribe, I would raise quite a stink.

Bottom line is, bribing is not the way to obtain an upgrade.
At the check in counter (not on the airplane), ask if you can upgrade. I'm not sure if the airline or the CSR keeps the money, but it's usually not that expensive (I'm talking about domestic travel here; I've never flown MU internationally apart from Japan).
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