Upgrade bidding: Winning bids

Old Jun 7, 19, 3:44 pm
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Upgrade bidding: Winning bids

Hi everyone,
Ive often purchased upgrades at check-in however I booked a flight today and noticed on the WestJet app i now have an option to Bid for an Upgrade.

Post your route below, the upgrade scale, the amount you bid and if and when it was accepted.

Here is the one I have now.

YHZ-YYZ
upgrade scale: $40 - $125
T-minus 15 days.
Have not bid yet

YYZ- YHZ
Upgrade scale: $50-$125
T-minus 18 days
have not bid yet
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Old Jun 7, 19, 7:20 pm
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LAS-YYC
No bidding offered

YYC-YHZ
Upgrade Scale: $240 - $360
T-minus 4 1/2 months.
Not bid yet
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Old Jun 8, 19, 9:26 pm
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Yyj-yyc
$30-$60

yyc-yyt
$205-$420

T- 13 days
No bid
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Old Jun 9, 19, 9:29 am
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YVR-YYZ
Not available to upgrade
No bid yet
T-4 days

YYZ-YVR
$160 - $325
No bid yet
T-7 days
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Old Jun 10, 19, 7:10 am
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YOW-YWG
$60-$165
T-3 months

YYC-YOW
$180 - $280
T- 4 months
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Old Jun 10, 19, 7:54 am
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Hey, just realized the website gives you an "Offer Strength Scale" while the app does not.
FYI
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Old Jun 11, 19, 6:30 am
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Originally Posted by pilotboy1985YYC View Post
Hey, just realized the website gives you an "Offer Strength Scale" while the app does not.
FYI

I would like to know how many weak offers get accepted? This reminds me of the noise meter that usually plays on the jumbo screen at hockey games.
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Old Jun 13, 19, 10:39 am
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Originally Posted by Heffeh41 View Post
I would like to know how many weak offers get accepted? This reminds me of the noise meter that usually plays on the jumbo screen at hockey games.
First time posting on here! I made two minimum bids that were both accepted. YYT to YYZ ($90) and YYZ to YYC ($130).

The program is very new, so I'm thinking those will eventually get more competitive.
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Old Jun 14, 19, 5:47 am
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Originally Posted by TylerYYC View Post
First time posting on here! I made two minimum bids that were both accepted. YYT to YYZ ($90) and YYZ to YYC ($130).

The program is very new, so I'm thinking those will eventually get more competitive.
thanks for posting our first accepted offer data point!!
How long after you bid did you find out it was accepted and how far away was your flight?
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Old Jun 25, 19, 10:34 am
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6/23/2019
YYZ-LGA
Upgrade scale: $20 - $70 (CAD)
Bid on 6/18/2019 3 hours before the acceptance time
Bid: $20
Accepted 5 days before departure on 6/18/2019
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Old Jun 28, 19, 2:30 pm
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I had a bid for YQR-YYZ for $120 (pp for two people) rejected. It came up as “good” on the bid scale. It’ll be interesting to see what they offer at t-48 when I call in to try to purchase the upgrade.

Has anyone seen any bid opprtunities for any of the LGW flights? I’ve got a couple of bookings, one for August and one for September, that I’d like to try to upgrade. One is in economy on the 787 so I really want to try to get into PE at least. The other is in premium, with only one direction on the 787, so upgrading isn’t that important to me.
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Old Jul 2, 19, 11:46 am
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Originally Posted by arf04 View Post
I had a bid for YQR-YYZ for $120 (pp for two people) rejected. It came up as “good” on the bid scale. It’ll be interesting to see what they offer at t-48 when I call in to try to purchase the upgrade.
As a point of reference, the OLCI upgrade offer was $99 pp, which I accepted.
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Old Jul 3, 19, 12:24 pm
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Upcoming flight for the long 4th of july weekend:

LGA - YYZ, bid 25CAD (minimum of 20CAD) at T-6. Accepted on T-4, only one other premium seat occupied on a 737-700 when it was accepted.

Didn't put in a bid for the return YYZ-LGA leg as expert flyer showed 2 seats empty but not next to each other and the flight is possibly sold out (737-800) .
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Old Jul 6, 19, 8:46 pm
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July 11/19

YYC - YYZ

Minimum Bid $135.00

Bid on July 5

Accepted July 7
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Old Jul 10, 19, 9:31 am
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This bidding for upgrades presents an interesting dilemma for me for an upcoming flight YYZ-YVR as a platinum tier. Client had their travel agent book an econo-flex fare for me. So do I...
1. Be patient and hope that I get automagically upgraded to premium for free with my platinum status? Typically happens between 24-36 hours before departure.
2. Buy an upgrade at 48 hours before departure?
3. Play the bidding game now?

Several decisions to make here!!!
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