UpgradeMe pricing and success

Oneworldplus2

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Booked SYD-OOL a few weeks ago for $99 per person (2 people on itinerary) one way.

Received the upgrade bid via email tonight for a flight well over a week in advance.

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l'd bid "maybe" $80 - $90, but the flight is just over an hour, l don't see the value in this one at all.

Minimum bid is $150 per person.

$99 x 2
$150 x 2

= too much for a 1 hr 20min flight.
 

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You do have to protect revenue in the J cabin otherwise everyone would buy the cheapest Y ticket and upgrade.

Keep in mind you get lounge access, priority check in etc too, but as a Platinum I already get most of the perks so the upgrade is only the on-board experience.
 

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Keep in mind you get lounge access, priority check in etc too, but as a Platinum I already get most of the perks so the upgrade is only the on-board experience.

Yup it's much better value for someone with no status. As a platinum you already have economy X and all other benefits. Basically paying $150 for a chicken sandwich and a comfier seat for a 1hr flight.
 

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Yup it's much better value for someone with no status. As a platinum you already have economy X and all other benefits. Basically paying $150 for a chicken sandwich and a comfier seat for a 1hr flight.
Even the latter is arguable, especially if you get row 3. But it's not aimed at WP's so I don't care!
 

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What are your thoughts about minimum bid amount $150 for an upgrade to Biz on MEL-CNS flight.
 

Harthagan

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I'd definitely go for it. 3hr flight and a proper meal is worth it to me for $150, although I never have seen an offer that good :(
 

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I'd definitely go for it. 3hr flight and a proper meal is worth it to me for $150, although I never have seen an offer that good :(


Apologies , it is 240 now. I was messing up with all my upcoming books so it could have been for a different flight.
 
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This thread has been rather quiet lately.

Interesting to note that Economy Lite fares (formerly Getaway) are no longer eligible to upgrade using an upgrade bid (or Velocity points).
 

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I think with J fares so cheap on VA at the moment …. anyone mildly interested would be better off just buying a J saver fare up front.
I booked BNE-CNS in J this week for less than $300 each way. Y was much cheaper (obviously) and I could have used points but had Travel Bank credit to use.
 

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Unsuccessful bid from Gold member + 1. Sat 20/11 BNK-MEL. Bid +$10 above minimum ($105 each). J class went out 1 empty after having 4 seats avail 5 days prior. Bit thankful in end as there was a upset toddler for most of the flight in Row 1.
 

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