Cheaper Upgrades than Plusgrade?

Old Sep 14, 19, 10:49 pm
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Cheaper Upgrades than Plusgrade?

I am flying TP208 on 9/15 JFK-LIS.

I had a look at the upgrade policy on TAP, and noticed this page:

Apparently if there is available Executive Class (Business Class) seating, I can upgrade at the check in counter for $479 one-way.

The current plusgrade bid is in the $700s. So could this potentially mean I just need to go to the airport early, pay for the upgrade at check in, and fly business class without having to be the top bidder?
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Old Sep 15, 19, 7:10 pm
Join Date: Oct 2009
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Assuming there is still availability, yes. Just because the "first place" bid is $700, doesn't mean that is what will take secure an upgrade. There could be more seats than people or less seats than people. The way I understand it, they take the X highest bids where X = number of available seats. If there are less than X people bidding, then you can upgrade at the counter, otherwise you are SOL.
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