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#197938 19-Jun-2016 11:33
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Does anyone have a feel how much would be a reasonable bid to upgrade Economy to Premium on the Auckland/LA flight to stand a reasonable chance of success?






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  #1576526 19-Jun-2016 12:01
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Based on experience $300-$400/seat worth a shot. There is a meter which tells likely success and have had good luck if towards middle. Day of week for travel etc also matter but definitely worth a shot.

Happy bidding.

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  #1576553 19-Jun-2016 13:34
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When is your travel period?

 
 
 
 


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#1576555 19-Jun-2016 13:37
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My wife was successful with $360 on Wednesday night. The minimum is $350. Hope you're not flying this Friday night as you'll be bidding against me!




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  #1576560 19-Jun-2016 13:59
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Not flying until mid July!





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  #1576561 19-Jun-2016 14:18
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Where does one "bid" for these upgrades? I'm flying in November.





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  #1576562 19-Jun-2016 14:24
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$500 is 'weak' on the scale.








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  #1576563 19-Jun-2016 14:44
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kiwifidget:

 

Where does one "bid" for these upgrades? I'm flying in November.

 

 

 

 

Log on to your Air NZ account and manage the booking - you will see a tab that says "Request Upgrade".

 

 

 

Used to be that One Up could only be paid for with Airpoints Dollars but I see there was a button allowing you to use normal payment so I guess they decided the restriction was losing them money...!






 
 
 
 


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  #1576564 19-Jun-2016 14:47
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kiwifidget:

 

Where does one "bid" for these upgrades? I'm flying in November.

 

 

Login to Air NZ website with your airpoints login, click on see my bookings, on the right hand side under "Manage this booking", click on "Request upgrade". Not sure if you do it through the Air NZ app. Available up to 7 days before your flight. and they let you know before you fly.

 

I've heard about a new app Seatfrog which allows you to bid on the day of your flight for any airline.





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  #1576590 19-Jun-2016 15:48
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 Thanks. I hope I remember this in 5 months time.





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  #1576593 19-Jun-2016 15:54
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kiwifidget:

 

 Thanks. I hope I remember this in 5 months time.

 

 

 

 

I expect someone here can explain how the diary system on your phone/computer works...tongue-out






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kiwifidget:

 

 Thanks. I hope I remember this in 5 months time.

 

 

 

 

I expect someone here can explain how the diary system on your phone/computer works...tongue-out

 

 

Outlook to the rescue!!





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  #1576637 19-Jun-2016 17:38
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kiwifidget:

 

 Thanks. I hope I remember this in 5 months time.

 

 

Why wait 5 months? Surely you'd just lodge it now?

 

 


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  #1576640 19-Jun-2016 17:42
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There are plenty of catches to the OneUp system and certainly no guarantee at all that seats will clear on any particular route, in particular flights to North America which are very full in premium cabins. OneUp sits below RU's and Elite APD upgrades so you basically need to have luck on your side to get one to clear with no status.

 

The price you may need to pay is largely an irrelevant figure - because it doesn't matter how high or low this is, if space isn't available the upgrade won't clear. There is a massive thread on FT with hundreds of people who have submitted data.

 

If you want an upgrade to clear your best bet if to find a friend who's Elite to gift you an APD upgrade for $220

 

 


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  #1576649 19-Jun-2016 18:04
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kiwifidget:

 

 Thanks. I hope I remember this in 5 months time.

 

 

Why wait 5 months? Surely you'd just lodge it now?

 

 

 

 

Because I read something wrong. I thought cb1's post said 7 days before your flight, but I re-read, and see it says up to 7 days before your flight.

 

But first, must book flights!





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  #1576769 19-Jun-2016 21:16
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sbiddle:

There are plenty of catches to the OneUp system and certainly no guarantee at all that seats will clear on any particular route, in particular flights to North America which are very full in premium cabins. OneUp sits below RU's and Elite APD upgrades so you basically need to have luck on your side to get one to clear with no status.


The price you may need to pay is largely an irrelevant figure - because it doesn't matter how high or low this is, if space isn't available the upgrade won't clear. There is a massive thread on FT with hundreds of people who have submitted data.


If you want an upgrade to clear your best bet if to find a friend who's Elite to gift you an APD upgrade for $220


 



Sadly my wife it's only Gold, not Elite, so cannot gift her upgrades.

We'd intended to OU together but she had to amend her flight plan due to the MIL ending up in hospital so she wants to pop over to the UK and see her.

This means she will now transit at LAX whereas I will get off and enter the US. She will then join me 5 days later in NY.

This broke our joined booking. She has recognition upgrades to use but I'm now stuck with OU without the uplift benefit her Gold status would have got us if we were doing it together.





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