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

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Old Feb 15, 19, 2:57 pm
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AUS-DEN-BZN tomorrow (Saturday Feb 16th)

Before checkin
AUS - DEN $141
DEN - BZN $125

At check in
AUS - DEN $89
DEN - BZN $69

Declined and cleared AUS-DEN but 8 people bought DEN-BZN and I am number 2 with 2 seats left
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Old Feb 15, 19, 8:45 pm
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For flights in about a month:

Before check-in: BOS-IAD $369
IAD-BOS $369

Y class flexible (gov fare)
I've had $89 & $149 offers on this route over the last year, but this trip seems to be much higher and cabins don't look very full (>75% available)
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Old Feb 15, 19, 8:48 pm
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Originally Posted by c5ruzr View Post
For flights in about a month:

Before check-in: BOS-IAD $369
IAD-BOS $369
That looks like a pretty bad deal for a 90 min flight.
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Old Feb 16, 19, 12:21 am
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Booked yesterday HNL-SFO-YYC - both HNL-SFO and SFO-HNL were $309 buyups, so bit on both ways, booking F direct was far more - I don't see them going lower. SFO-YYC was $159 but FC wide open so should get CPU, YYC-SFO has no FC for the flight I have.
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Old Feb 17, 19, 3:49 pm
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Traveling with wife on separate tickets TUS-IAH-PNS:

On reward ticket offered upgrade at check-in $245 TUS-IAH (upgraded at gate), was upgraded on IAH-PNS 4 days out

Wife, no status, on paid G fare was offered upgrades at check-in at $195 TUS-IAH, $69 IAH-PNS
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Old Feb 17, 19, 5:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Old Gold View Post
Traveling with wife on separate tickets TUS-IAH-PNS:

On reward ticket offered upgrade at check-in $245 TUS-IAH (upgraded at gate), was upgraded on IAH-PNS 4 days out

Wife, no status, on paid G fare was offered upgrades at check-in at $195 TUS-IAH, $69 IAH-PNS
Did she take either buy up offer? If not, did you give her your seats?

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Old Feb 17, 19, 8:26 pm
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The upgrade offers were rejected. She took my seat on the first flight, a companion upgrade on the second.
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Old Feb 25, 19, 1:05 am
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Buying a ticket for my mom, I just ran into a surprisingly cheap $1142 offer to upgrade from PE to Polaris SFO-FRA. The fare differential was at least $2500.
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Old Feb 25, 19, 10:23 pm
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UA subbed in an E170 on a segment which had been E145.

My offer, on a Z fare with the E145 segment in W: $974

My wife's offer, on a XN award ticket: $1174 (for comparison, they were only asking $274 for the longer 752 segment with lie-flat J).

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Old Mar 1, 19, 4:37 am
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SFO-EWR

Rebooked into U on SFO-FRA-xxx due to irrops (W originally) and was offered $649 for SFO-FRA today (Friday Mar 1). This is for the evening 6:50pm departure. Almost took it but decided to wait as it was P1 and I had a GPU waitlisted. Luckily PN/PZ opened up shortly after and I cleared.
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Old Mar 1, 19, 9:36 am
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Originally Posted by iloveipods View Post
Rebooked into U on SFO-FRA-xxx due to irrops (W originally) and was offered $649 for SFO-FRA today (Friday Mar 1). This is for the evening 6:50pm departure. Almost took it but decided to wait as it was P1 and I had a GPU waitlisted. Luckily PN/PZ opened up shortly after and I cleared.
That takes nerves of steel
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Old Mar 5, 19, 6:13 pm
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Update

Originally Posted by FeiTaipei View Post
Just an update, all these are member without status:

SNA-EWR was on L fare
SNA-IAH for 12/25 was $184 and never dropped or moved even on OLCI (on L fare)
SNA-SFO $125 on G fare (was part of a routing to YYZ) (had a buddy on separate ticket/fare code with *G status with same offer)
YYZ-ORD $112 on T fare (had a buddy on separate ticket/fare code with *G status with same offer)
ORD-SNA jumped to $261 (also was at $460+ a few days ago) on T fare (had a buddy on separate ticket/fare code with *G status with same offer)
ORD-SNA went back to 216 and stayed there till T-1.
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Old Mar 5, 19, 6:13 pm
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TPE trip

SFO-TPE and return was $4171 one way, original tix booked in L class. It has fluctuated $2,400-7,171. Today I saw a good price for Premium Plus on the return and re-booked it on the phone with UA Agent for $226 (Though price did go down $50 into K fare) An emergency row seat was $244 (no status), so to me it was worth changing to the R fare, now I'm in B fare for SFO-SNA.

Now I see an interesting deal, $2402 for SFO-TPE upgrade to Polaris Business, and $1805 for return (I am now on R class fare for the return). Given Polaris Business was around $1716 or so each way if I re-book to the higher fare class, I declined both the upsell and to re-book to a higher fare class. I'm still about 2 weeks from my first leg so figured a better deal would be coming, though tempting.

SNA-SFO and back were $104, though it has fluctuated to $138 at times (from L fare).
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Old Mar 5, 19, 6:34 pm
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Bought FLL-IAH-SNA in coach for $289, cost $89 after applying my $200 Pajamagate ETC - offered IAH-SNA after-purchase-upgrade at $185, although ironically FLL-IAH was priced at almost $300.

Decided to take IAH-SNA offer for a 3.5hr flight since I'm no worse off after the ETC, and I'll get some bonus PQM as it booked into P class.
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Old Mar 5, 19, 10:35 pm
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ORD to PEK 1600 to PEK and 1350 on the way back, tempted to snag it for the return trip
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