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Topic # 222849 31-Aug-2017 12:36
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About the same time I was thinking it, AirNZ emailed me and advised me that I could bid to upgrade my economy seat to Premium Economy using OneUp...

 

Minimum bid is $300, maximum is $1500

 

For $600 more than I paid, I could have gone Premium Economy at the time of booking due to some sale that was on..
According to the system I could also paid $1500 now to upgrade to Business class.

 

I am thinking about chucking in a $300 opening bid .. expecting it to be declined, but I am wondering if anyone has had any success with OneUp, especially for us that do not have any form of membership to anything.


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  Reply # 1855895 31-Aug-2017 12:36
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Allow me to introduce you folks to our new travel community: TravelTalk NZ.

 

We hope to see you there!

 





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  Reply # 1855898 31-Aug-2017 12:38
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I know of people who have bid very low amounts and been upgraded.  We've never bothered though - getting there/back who gives a beep? I'd much rather spend money on the holiday itself.


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  Reply # 1855899 31-Aug-2017 12:40
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3 out of 4 times i have been successful with very minimum amounts.

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  Reply # 1855901 31-Aug-2017 12:42
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I know of people who have bid very low amounts and been upgraded.  We've never bothered though - getting there/back who gives a beep? I'd much rather spend money on the holiday itself.



I think of it like this as well. Are you going to bid $600 for a one way trip to the states or do you just put up with the tiny seats and treat yourself to a first night overspeed of $600.

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  Reply # 1855907 31-Aug-2017 12:45
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Boeingflyer:
muppet:

 

I know of people who have bid very low amounts and been upgraded.  We've never bothered though - getting there/back who gives a beep? I'd much rather spend money on the holiday itself.

 



I think of it like this as well. Are you going to bid $600 for a one way trip to the states or do you just put up with the tiny seats and treat yourself to a first night overspeed of $600.

 

Largely depends, if your holiday is short, I have noticed a big difference in how I feel after arriving business vs economy. I have had a few trips where I have walked off the a plane, into a car, into a conference, I wouldn't consider doing that in economy.

 

 


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  Reply # 1855908 31-Aug-2017 12:48
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I always put in a bid, usually on the cusp of the low to ok transition. I get one may once of every 4.

 

If you are gold/elite you might get an uplift on your bid.

 

 




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  Reply # 1855914 31-Aug-2017 13:00
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I can't now figure out how I managed to get to the section where I could upgrade my flight to business.

 

Does anyone know if you can OneUp AirNZ flights booked via codeshare? My flight from Singapore to Auckland is via AirNZ, but ticketed as Singapore Airlines (one reference number Japan - Singapore - Auckland)


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  Reply # 1855924 31-Aug-2017 13:09
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I can't now figure out how I managed to get to the section where I could upgrade my flight to business.

 

Does anyone know if you can OneUp AirNZ flights booked via codeshare? My flight from Singapore to Auckland is via AirNZ, but ticketed as Singapore Airlines (one reference number Japan - Singapore - Auckland)

 

 

 

 

Pretty sure if it's ticketed as Singapore, you can't use One Up and you definitely can't use the lounge.

 

 


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  Reply # 1855958 31-Aug-2017 14:00
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I almost always succeed in using reward upgrades, for which the airline gets nothing, so if you are prepared to pay then surely you have a good chance.





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  Reply # 1855991 31-Aug-2017 15:19
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I'm 50/50 with it. I put in a minimum bid ($100 at the time) after our wedding years ago and got an upgrade but I wonder if our hints at check in helped. I've only tried one other time and with the minimum $300 and that was turned down.


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  Reply # 1856019 31-Aug-2017 16:15
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I used OneUp on the return from Raro. Put in for $100 per seat and was successful. I saw it as a checky low bid and so did the meter when I bid. Even got an email from AirNZ saying that my bid was very low and did I want to change it.

 

 


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  Reply # 1856034 31-Aug-2017 16:27
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From experience it it's on a USA route during school holidays then odds are low simply down to the fact most AIR NZ flights are chocka and full of families - even in PE class.

 

If there are seats and your bid is reasonable then I've found a higher on average chance of being upgraded - only from E to PE in my experience. I've also been rejected a few hours out - but suspected this as only a couple of business class seats and no / limited PE seats available for booking so little options to move PE upwards leaving enough room for family of 5 etc.

 

I've also had some friends who took a low bid chance and have found it's generally punted back with a thanks but no email. They walk onto the flight and see big gaps all over it so get very disgruntled. Maybe a few hundy more would have sealed the deal. 

 

of course YMMV

 

 


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  Reply # 1856059 31-Aug-2017 17:35
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must have tried it 2 times before with $150 both turned down, waste of time

 

would rather ask at airport counter.


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  Reply # 1856089 31-Aug-2017 18:17
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That will never work these days. They'll offer any freebies to gold/elite koru etc first.

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  Reply # 1856106 31-Aug-2017 19:07
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I'm flying to Sydney on Monday in Premium Economy on a $100 OneUp Upgrade






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