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megalab Jan 1, 14 6:06 pm

2014 Upsell Offers to Business/First (UFC/PCU) Questions/Discussion (Paid Upgrades)
 
You have the Premium Cabin Upsell (PCU) which will net you extra PQM's and can be done at purchase or anytime before checkin if you are prompted. This will book into a business/first bucket.

Upgrade For Cash (UFC) is done at checkin (online, counter, lounge, gate) and will NOT give you the extra PQM's.

To make it easy to follow simply list:

what route
original fare bucket
price offered
PCU/UFC?
Where it was offered/accepted

Accept it or deny it?

For easy reference here are the 2012 & 2013 threads:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...-upgrades.html

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...-upgrades.html

megalab Jan 1, 14 6:15 pm

First trip of the year.
 
what route: ORD<->SFO
original fare bucket: G
price offered: $694 each way
PCU/UFC? PCU
Where it was offered/accepted: Online

Accept it or deny it? Deny.

Even though both legs of this RT are on a 772 (thus upgrade is from Y to lie-flat C) I wouldn't pay that. In addition, the upgrade price is more than the delta between my G fare and the fare for Z.

Regardless, there are only 2x more people in E+ than open C seats, so odds of a CPU look good.

CMK10 Jan 9, 14 8:04 pm

What Route: RDU-ORD
Original Fare Bucket: X (Coach Saver)
Price Offered: $249
PCU/UFC? PCU
Where it was Offered: Online Check In.
Accepted? Hell No!

I can buy a RDU-ORD roundtrip on US for the price of 1hr30 in F on a 73G with no meal. The upgrade list is 11 deep so here's hoping for them that no one is dumb enough to take this. :rolleyes:

Kacee Jan 9, 14 11:29 pm

NRT-SFO
Jan. 6
W fare upgraded to BF
$1689 offered for GF at check-in
no thanks

XCstud Jan 10, 14 1:45 am

What Route: LHR - IAH
Original Fare Bucket: C
Price Offered: $4,096 one way
PCU/UFC? PCU
Where it was Offered: Online
Accepted? LOL

I didn't realize a GPU was worth $4000!!!

dulcamara Jan 10, 14 4:05 am

Route: RDU-FRA
Bucket: W
Price: 3076 each way for Global First
Where offered: online
Accepted? No, Jeff. If I had that kinda money I'd be in LH F.

IAHMCI Jan 10, 14 5:24 am

IAD-DXB
Jan. 1
W fare upgraded to BF
$6900 offered for GF Online at 24 hrs
$1900 offered for GF at Checkin

no thanks

dh01 Jan 10, 14 5:38 am

ORD LHR Jan 9, offered online from P to F for $569. Declined

Tor Viking Jan 10, 14 10:52 am


Originally Posted by XCstud (Post 22123838)
What Route: LHR - IAH
Original Fare Bucket: C
Price Offered: $4,096 one way
PCU/UFC? PCU
Where it was Offered: Online
Accepted? LOL

I didn't realize a GPU was worth $4000!!!

Funny how I was offered the same route from Z to A, but for only $599!
(..and for fun I accepted it) :)

sgw2124 Jan 11, 14 7:33 am

what route GRR-FOE
original fare bucket W
price offered $235
PCU/UFC? UFC
Where it was offered/accepted emailed to me yesterday.

Accept it or deny it? Denied. The only segment with first class is ORD-GRR. About a 35 minute wheels up to wheels down flight. The other 3 are on RJ 145's.

gtpdiddy Jan 11, 14 8:51 am

What route? EWR-HAM OW on Saturday 7/5
Original fare: S
Price offered: $1225 to BF
PCU/UFC? PCU
Offered where? On UA.com, vs 20K + $550 co-pay but waitlist for BF

Haven't decided yet. Have requested 20K + $550 co-pay option. I'm *G but used UA miles from CC to request upgrade. What're my chances of getting cleared? Should I go for the PCU?

Advice appreciated.
GT

megalab Jan 11, 14 9:54 am

PCU worth considering
 

Originally Posted by gtpdiddy (Post 22132630)
What route? EWR-HAM OW on Saturday 7/5
Original fare: S
Price offered: $1225 to BF
PCU/UFC? PCU
Offered where? On UA.com, vs 20K + $550 co-pay but waitlist for BF

Haven't decided yet. Have requested 20K + $550 co-pay option. I'm *G but used UA miles from CC to request upgrade. What're my chances of getting cleared? Should I go for the PCU?

Advice appreciated.
GT

20k miles buys a <700 mile domestic RT which could be worth several hundred dollars (e.g. recently got ITH<->ORD for 20k miles instead of $694), so the PCU price is in the ballpark, is guaranteed, and should earn bonus miles.

Hard to predict if you'll clear. *G won't help. If it's important to upgrade and you have the cash or can think of other things to do with the miles+copay, the PCU looks like a good value.

elynchking Jan 11, 14 1:56 pm

what route - PBI-EWR Jan 8
original fare bucket S
price offered $324
Where it was offered/accepted - No!
CPU came through.

raehl311 Jan 11, 14 2:23 pm


Originally Posted by XCstud (Post 22123838)
I didn't realize a GPU was worth $4000!!!

It isn't. Only a CLEARED GPU is worth $4,000.

pixitha Jan 12, 14 1:35 pm

What Route: LAX-ORD-SFO-LAX
Original Fare Bucket: L
Price Offered: $495 LAX-ORD, $705 ORD-SFO-LAX
PCU/UFC? PCU
Where it was Offered: After purchasing coach ticket
Accepted? heck no

Id rather gamble for a CPU or just sit in e+ for a shortish flight.


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