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UA Upsell Offers to Business/First/PP at Purchase and Day of Departure (TOD)

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UA will generally offer cash upgrades from any non-Basic Economy fare for UA operated flights, these can be offered:
- At the time of purchase
- Before travel in the itinerary view
- At check-in (computer, smartphone, airport)
- You can inquire with an agent anytime (including at the gate)
The price can vary, as it appears multiple processes are used -- occasionally yielding strangely high offers. Always cross-check on what the fare difference (up fare) might be and consider instead Buy up to higher fare class w/o change fee? {GG BUYUP}

Awards tickets may be offered similar cash upgrade but only at check-in

For Check-in offers, these can vary post initial check-in, so check back closer to departure.

Such upgrades will be eligible for all the benefits of a premium cabin ticket, UA makes no distinction on how a passenger premium cabin ticket was obtained.

Generally, fees for upgrades are non-refundable if you voluntarily cance. If UA cancels or fails to provide the upgrade, the fees will be refunded. On voluntary changes, the agent may transfer to the changes flight but that is not standard policy.

True up-fares (ADD/COLLECT) are transferable if the appropriate inventory space is available.

Fees paid for upgrades now {2020) earn PQPs
Will the upgrade earn PQDs or bonus PQMs see the wiki of Some Paid Upgrades Count Towards PQD & mileage bonus and some DON"T!
On how pricing is structured, see A Comprehensive Look at Domestic First Class Monetization (FCM) on United

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UA Upsell Offers to Business/First at Purchase and Day of Departure (TOD) [Archive]

2016 Upsell Offers to Business/First (UFC/PCU) Questions/Discussion (Paid Upgrades)
2015 Upsell Offers to Business/First (UFC/PCU) Questions/Discussion (Paid Upgrades)
2014 Upsell Offers to Business/First (UFC/PCU) Questions/Discussion (Paid Upgrades)
2013 "Upsell Offers to Business/First (UFC/PCU)" Questions/Discussion (Paid Upgrades)

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Old Dec 12, 18, 1:28 pm
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Originally Posted by jsloan View Post
I see two (it's booked 48/50 on the status page). Are you looking at the seat map?....
App says 48/50 with one seat blocked. Bucket availability is J1.
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Old Dec 12, 18, 1:31 pm
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Originally Posted by lessthanzero View Post
Hi there,
I'm checking into my flight EWR-DEL for tomorrow, and I have the opportunity to upgrade my seat for about $1,000. However, I had put in for an upgrade using my 1K global prem vouchers. United says they can accept vouchers and upgrade up to 4 days in advance. I'm confused. When do they actually let you use the vouchers?
Using a voucher and upgrade seats being made available for voucher use by United are two completely different things. You can apply a voucher anytime up to day of flight - that doesn't mean it's automatically granted - in most cases, you straight to a waitlist. Just because you see an open seat on a United seat map, that doesn't mean you can slide right into it using a GPU. First, United needs to allocate one or more available seats to PZ inventory, which is what upgrades will come out of for a 1K. With one or two seats left, there is probably no PZ inventory and you'll be on a waitlist. $1000 is probably the way to go before it is gone.
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Old Dec 12, 18, 1:33 pm
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Take that $1000 offer if you still can.
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Old Dec 12, 18, 8:25 pm
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Originally Posted by jsloan View Post
I see two (it's booked 48/50 on the status page). Are you looking at the seat map?

Either way, yes, I think it's likely that they'll find enough takers that the OP will need to hope for some misconnects in order to use the GPU.
Originally Posted by Bonehead View Post
App says 48/50 with one seat blocked. Bucket availability is J1.
This.

And as of this moment, booked 50/50.

I believe the one blocked seat is the crew rest, since most, if not all long haul exCO 777s tend to show (Plus 1 blocked) when viewing the upgrade list.
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Old Dec 17, 18, 9:46 pm
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Non-status Member SNA-EWR I believe was $310 today after OLCI.
SNA-IAH for a future flight (weeks ahead) was $184
SNA-SFO $125
YYZ-ORD $112
ORD-SNA $216
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Old Dec 18, 18, 10:13 am
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Someone in revenue management must be a comedian. $742 buyup offer for the 1 hour flight SAT-IAH on a CRJ 700.
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Old Dec 26, 18, 2:01 pm
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DCA-ORD $125
ORD-MSP $104

Seem pretty standard for the routes.
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Old Jan 1, 19, 9:44 am
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Yesterday, 12-31-18 RNO to SFO on a XN ticket already in E+ exit row window. TOD offer is $154 for a seat in F for a 40 minute flight on a A319 not an RJ. Really UA that would be like $4.00 per minute to experience your "Domestic Premium Cabin Product".

Happy New Y'all and safe travels.

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Old Jan 1, 19, 11:42 am
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Sit in the box at RNO due to the GDP at SFO, and that investment gets better really fast
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Old Jan 1, 19, 12:28 pm
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Non-status passenger on award travel (X), 772 with actual Polaris, 2Jan19 LHR-SFO $829 ($1.24/minute)
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Old Jan 1, 19, 1:31 pm
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Originally Posted by BlackBear05 View Post
Non-status passenger on award travel (X), 772 with actual Polaris, 2Jan19 LHR-SFO $829 ($1.24/minute)
Had a friend get an $829 offer too on an X ticket FRA-SFO a few days ago. Good deal imo.
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Old Jan 1, 19, 2:21 pm
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Originally Posted by BlackBear05 View Post
Non-status passenger on award travel (X), 772 with actual Polaris, 2Jan19 LHR-SFO $829 ($1.24/minute)
Make sure to use the Polaris Business Lounge on arrival at SFO! Great place to freshen up and get some business done I hear!

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Old Jan 1, 19, 2:46 pm
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Originally Posted by j2simpso View Post
Make sure to use the Polaris Business Lounge on arrival at SFO! Great place to freshen up and get some business done I hear!

-James
If you are meaning the Polaris Lounge, it's only possible if the passenger has a connecting flight to another city.

If you are meaning the arrivals lounge, it closes at 12:30 PM which makes it difficult for passengers arriving from LHR to use it.
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Old Jan 1, 19, 2:56 pm
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Originally Posted by BlackBear05 View Post
Non-status passenger on award travel (X), 772 with actual Polaris, 2Jan19 LHR-SFO $829 ($1.24/minute)
what was the original fare?

for most of the summer and fall, there were sale on business class round trip (P fares?) for Sfo-Lhr for $2600.
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Old Jan 1, 19, 3:47 pm
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UA 206 ORD-MCO today (1/1). Upgrade price sat at $230 for weeks and never got below $157. Flight went out with at least 12 F seats open (only 8 total on upgrade list including 3 NRSAs)
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