Ethiopian - new online upgrade auction

Old Nov 21, 19, 2:54 am
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Old Dec 9, 19, 1:54 pm
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Trying to auction for an upgrade on ADD - VIE and VIE - ADD on an NDJ - ADD - VIE - ZRH journey. The system tells me there is no availability (never happened before). I realized when I went into "Manage my booking" that the ticket was and is still pending.

Could that be the reason why there is no availability? Ticket has been booked more than two weeks ago, should I be worried ? I know that usually you see the amount paid for the ticket, on my booking everything is blank. It says the trip is booked but next to the record locator (pending). Can anyone help? I checked, the booking also appears on OS (flying VIE - ZRH). Thanks in advance!
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Old Dec 15, 19, 9:12 am
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Originally Posted by Mr.Potato View Post
Trying to auction for an upgrade on ADD - VIE and VIE - ADD on an NDJ - ADD - VIE - ZRH journey. The system tells me there is no availability (never happened before). I realized when I went into "Manage my booking" that the ticket was and is still pending.

Could that be the reason why there is no availability? Ticket has been booked more than two weeks ago, should I be worried ? I know that usually you see the amount paid for the ticket, on my booking everything is blank. It says the trip is booked but next to the record locator (pending). Can anyone help? I checked, the booking also appears on OS (flying VIE - ZRH). Thanks in advance!
The ET software often does strange things. I take the issue here is not about the upgrade but whether your ticket is actually issued or not? Best would be to call the international ET phone no, they are usually very helpful.
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Old Jan 31, 20, 3:31 am
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Actually was able to bid after the 'normal' 48 hour window, which was odd - and it was still open for bidding when I checked this morning (T-28 hours to departure)

LLW-ADD (H) : $160 (359) - successful
ADD-IAD (H) : $1390 (77W) - no bid
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Old Jan 31, 20, 8:42 am
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Some recent data points.

LLW-ADD (H) : $170 (788) - successful
ADD-ACC (H) : $370 (359) - no bid
ACC-ADD (Q) : $530 (359) - no bid
ADD-DAR (Q) : $170 (73G) - no bid
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Old Feb 22, 20, 6:44 pm
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JNB-ADD (738) - 380 USD no bid
ADD-EWR (788) - 800 USD accepted
YYZ-ADD (359) - 840 USD no bid
ADD-JNB (788) - 380 USD no bid

it was possible to bid until 24 hours before departure. I got the email about 22 hours before. The ticket was reissued into booking class Z, which would earn no miles, however I got the original booking class O credit posted to my TK account.
Warning 1: the check in staff at JNB was unable to issue the boarding pass for my upgraded 2nd segment, they only put me on standby. It was only in ADD that I got the seats assigned by the lounge agent.
Warning 2: regardless if you upgrade or not, watch out for aircraft swaps. The aircraft type on JNB-ADD changed 4 times since the time I checked in online and boarded.
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Old Mar 9, 20, 11:48 pm
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I don't have any PNRs to check this on at the moment, but Ethiopian is now advertising a 25% discount on upgrade bids. Text reads "25% Discount, upgrade yourself to business class from all online Ethiopian Destination"

No details provided on the time frame that this is valid for.

https://www.ethiopianairlines.com/aa...-to-cloud-nine
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Old Mar 10, 20, 3:29 am
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BLZ-ADD (H) : $250 (738) - no bid
ADD-BLZ (H) : $250 (738) - successful
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Old Mar 13, 20, 7:29 am
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Originally Posted by b_magee View Post
I don't have any PNRs to check this on at the moment, but Ethiopian is now advertising a 25% discount on upgrade bids. Text reads "25% Discount, upgrade yourself to business class from all online Ethiopian Destination"

No details provided on the time frame that this is valid for.

https://www.ethiopianairlines.com/aa...-to-cloud-nine
Doesn't seem to work. Just done LHR-ADD (GBP 650-accepted.. minimums are high due to the stupid UK departure tax).. anyway, the minimum/maximums appeared the same as they were a few weeks ago (so no discount there).. and when the bid goes through, it goes through at the amount you bid..no discount applied.
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Old Apr 5, 20, 11:26 pm
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Would be interested to know if this is really a 25% discount on the normal bid offers?
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