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2014 Upsell Offers to Business/First (UFC/PCU) Questions/Discussion (Paid Upgrades)

2014 Upsell Offers to Business/First (UFC/PCU) Questions/Discussion (Paid Upgrades)

Old Mar 5, 14, 1:33 pm
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2014 Upsell Offers to Business/First (UFC/PCU) Questions/Discussion (Paid Upgrades)

EWR-MXP
Wideroe K fare
PCU to BF for $939 at OLCI.
Pass...might consider it at $400-500 price point (but so would a ton of others I'm sure).
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Old Mar 5, 14, 6:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Ruhr View Post
Route: LAX-HNL
Original fare bucket: T
Price offered: US$299
PCU/UFC?: UFC? Not sure
When offered: OLCI
Accepted!
An update to this. Original routing was IAH-LAX-HNL, and I had only upgraded the LAX-HNL for US$299 (still a great price). Due to IRROPS, I was automatically rebooked in IAH for fear I'd miss my connection. It was a direct IAH-HNL flight and they kept me in FC (P bucket). A nice upgrade for an 8.5 hour flight! When I checked my posted PQM/PQS, I got 1.5 times the regular amount! I really scored with that US$299 upgrade. YAY!

(There were even more IRROPS on that flight, including a baggage delay, tho that's another story. You takes what you can gets!)
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Old Mar 7, 14, 3:44 am
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CDG-SFO

Hi folks,

What Route: CDG-SFO
Original Fare Bucket: X
Price Offered: $1129
PCU/UFC: UFC
Where it was Offered: OLCI
Accepted: No
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Old Mar 9, 14, 7:28 am
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Has anyone else seen dynamic pricing for upgrades before?

I was flying SFO-PVG on a P fare. When I checked it at T-23 hours the flight was F7 C0 Y9. I was offered an upgrade to F for $1499 (my guess is C was oversold).

The day of my flight I re-checked the offer by trying to check-in again. This time it was F7 C2 Y9. My upgrade price went to $5999!

Intrigued, a couple hours before my flight the C inventory went back to 0, so I tried to check-in again and - surprise - my upgrade offer was back to $1499.
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Old Mar 9, 14, 8:44 am
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What Route: LAS-SFO
Original Fare Bucket: G
Price Offered: 249$ one way
PCU/UFC? UFC
Where it was Offered: kiosk at check-in
Accepted? No
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Old Mar 9, 14, 11:15 am
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I believe during IRROPS they usually rebook you to the highest fare class within the cabin service, so I was rebooked to Y from a W fare, and P from a R fare.
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Old Mar 9, 14, 2:09 pm
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Originally Posted by gtpdiddy View Post
I believe during IRROPS they usually rebook you to the highest fare class within the cabin service, so I was rebooked to Y from a W fare, and P from a R fare.
"usually" might be too strong of a word, "commonly" might be a better fit.
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Old Mar 9, 14, 7:18 pm
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What Route: YVR-SFO
Original Fare Bucket: Q ($408/person)
Price Offered: $139
PCU/UFC: OCU
Where it was Offered: At booking
Accepted: No
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Old Mar 9, 14, 7:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Ruhr View Post
An update to this. Original routing was IAH-LAX-HNL, and I had only upgraded the LAX-HNL for US$299 (still a great price). Due to IRROPS, I was automatically rebooked in IAH for fear I'd miss my connection. It was a direct IAH-HNL flight and they kept me in FC (P bucket). A nice upgrade for an 8.5 hour flight! When I checked my posted PQM/PQS, I got 1.5 times the regular amount! I really scored with that US$299 upgrade. YAY!

(There were even more IRROPS on that flight, including a baggage delay, tho that's another story. You takes what you can gets!)
Every now and again, things work in your favor... score!
take it when you can get it - and that was a GOOD one. As the captain occasionally says "We arrived at the gate 10 minutes early, mark that in your ledger to offset the next time we might be late..."
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Old Mar 9, 14, 8:12 pm
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What Route: HKG-SFO
Original Fare Bucket: W (had successfully applied GPU for a BF seat)
Price Offered: $1399 upgd to GF
PCU/UFC: UFC
Where it was Offered: OLCI
Accepted: No
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Old Mar 9, 14, 11:50 pm
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Originally Posted by mrjay View Post
What Route: HKG-SFO
Original Fare Bucket: W (had successfully applied GPU for a BF seat)
Price Offered: $1399 upgd to GF
PCU/UFC: UFC
Where it was Offered: OLCI
Accepted: No
I don't think you have a BF seat, since Business and Business First are two different product, or is it?
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Old Mar 9, 14, 11:54 pm
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Originally Posted by mrjay View Post
What Route: HKG-SFO
Original Fare Bucket: W (had successfully applied GPU for a BF seat)
Price Offered: $1399 upgd to GF
PCU/UFC: UFC
Where it was Offered: OLCI
Accepted: No
That seems to be the going price TPAC for upgraded BF to GF. I wonder if they're getting any takers. Not even in the ballpark so far as I'm concerned.
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Old Mar 9, 14, 11:54 pm
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Originally Posted by FlightNurse View Post
I don't think you have a BF seat, since Business and Business First are two different product, or is it?
OP purchased economy, upgraded to BF (SFO-HKG is BF/GF -- business & first are on CPU flights) and was offered a cash opportunity for GF. Fairly standard.
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Old Mar 10, 14, 5:01 am
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Originally Posted by FlightNurse View Post
I don't think you have a BF seat, since Business and Business First are two different product, or is it?
It is unnecessarily confusing nomenclature, isn't it
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Old Mar 10, 14, 5:42 am
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
That seems to be the going price TPAC for upgraded BF to GF. I wonder if they're getting any takers. Not even in the ballpark so far as I'm concerned.
While I've enjoyed the comfort of a GF seat, there is NFW I'd pay $1399 extra for it.
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