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Old Jan 4, 14, 8:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Baze View Post
That is correct. When you upgrade going to/from LHR you pay the LHR tax for C even if wait listed. You get it back if don't clear.
Sorry, but I have a follow-up question. Why did my husband never have to pay a fee when upgrading from C to F on LH to FRA/MUC? Is it because they don't have a similar tax to LHR's or because LH would eat the fee?

My husband also sponsored friends from Y to C on LH once and they didn't pay a fee either.
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Old Jan 4, 14, 8:06 pm
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Originally Posted by janehoya View Post
Sorry, but I have a follow-up question. Why did my husband never have to pay a fee when upgrading from C to F on LH to FRA/MUC? Is it because they don't have a similar tax to LHR's or because LH would eat the fee?

My husband also sponsored friends from Y to C on LH once and they didn't pay a fee either.
This is a specific LHR fee when terminating or originating at LHR. Or maybe a UK fee.
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Old Jan 4, 14, 8:07 pm
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Originally Posted by janehoya View Post
Why did my husband never have to pay a fee when upgrading from C to F on LH to FRA/MUC? Is it because they don't have a similar tax to LHR's
Yes.

Originally Posted by Baze View Post
This is a specific LHR fee when terminating or originating at LHR. Or maybe a UK fee.
I'm pretty sure it's LHR only.
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Old Jan 4, 14, 8:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Baze View Post
This is a specific LHR fee when terminating or originating at LHR. Or maybe a UK fee.
Thank you.
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Old Jan 4, 14, 8:15 pm
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Originally Posted by maduarte View Post
Quick question - probably already answered but couldn't find this - for an upgradeable leg, at this point in time (Jan'14) is it better to keep checking for availability in R fare and apply the GPU when it appears, or rather to waitlist the upgrade? If the latter, does one still need to call UA to process the waitlisted upgrade when R becomes available?
I go the waitlisted approach. I have had very few issues of waitlist not clearing if R>0 and I have waitlist clear when R never was >0. Plus you lose priority based on time of request. Once you get with T-24, things are different and watching is needed.

Not waitlisting far out is a foolish approach in my mind.

Originally Posted by janehoya View Post
Sorry, but I have a follow-up question. Why did my husband never have to pay a fee when upgrading from C to F on LH to FRA/MUC? Is it because they don't have a similar tax to LHR's or because LH would eat the fee? ...
The German tax structured differently and is less (and believe F & Business are the same fee -- so no additional for F). LHR (APD) & CDG taxes are larger especially for the premium cabin. some are arrival taxes, some are departure taxes, usually transition through the airport is untaxed.
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Old Jan 4, 14, 8:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Baze View Post
This is a specific LHR fee when terminating or originating at LHR. Or maybe a UK fee.
It's a UK fee for departing the U.K. in a premium cabin. Doesn't apply to arrivals or transits. It's now about $300.00 for a departure in F to LAX.

But if you fly, e.g., BRU-xLHR-oLAX in F, you don't pay it.
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Old Jan 5, 14, 5:36 am
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Originally Posted by Always Flyin View Post
It's a UK fee for departing the U.K. in a premium cabin. Doesn't apply to arrivals or transits. It's now about $300.00 for a departure in F to LAX.
Thank you. As I understand, it is only applicable to his LHR-SFO leg. He should not pay it for SFO-LHR, correct?

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Old Jan 5, 14, 10:45 am
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Originally Posted by Always Flyin View Post
It's a UK fee for departing the U.K. in a premium cabin. Doesn't apply to arrivals or transits. It's now about $300.00 for a departure in F to LAX.
Thank you. As I understand, it is only applicable to his LHR-SFO leg. He should not pay it for SFO-LHR, correct?
LHR APD is only a departure tax, it will not be charged for arrival or transit.
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Old Jan 5, 14, 10:47 am
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Apply Expiring GPU to Future Travel?

I have 3 GPUs that are expiring on January 31, 2014.

Can I apply them to travel that is booked before that date but happens after that date?
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Old Jan 5, 14, 10:53 am
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Sorry, no. Travel must take place on or before the expiration. A separate thread in this forum describes how some members have been able to have the expiration of two GPUs extended into 2014.
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Old Jan 5, 14, 10:53 am
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Originally Posted by FlyingExplorer View Post
I have 3 GPUs that are expiring on January 31, 2014.

Can I apply them to travel that is booked before that date but happens after that date?
No, if you have requalified they may extend a month or two but ymmv.
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Old Jan 5, 14, 11:05 am
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Originally Posted by FlyinHawaiian View Post
Sorry, no. Travel must take place on or before the expiration. A separate thread in this forum describes how some members have been able to have the expiration of two GPUs extended into 2014.
That sounds promising. I can't find the link. Could someone please link to it?

Originally Posted by escapefromphl View Post
No, if you have requalified they may extend a month or two but ymmv.
I only re-qualified for Platinum (though I got DL and UA Platinum now).
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Old Jan 5, 14, 11:28 am
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Originally Posted by FlyingExplorer View Post
That sounds promising. I can't find the link. Could someone please link to it?

I only re-qualified for Platinum (though I got DL and UA Platinum now).
here it is

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...an-2014-a.html
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Old Jan 5, 14, 12:22 pm
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qisu, very helpful, thanks!
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Old Jan 5, 14, 8:14 pm
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
LHR APD is only a departure tax, it will not be charged for arrival or transit.
Thank you. I appreciate your response.
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