Does anyone have an idea what I would expect to pay for an airport instant upgrade with eihadt from Brisbane to Abu Dhabi Econ to business?

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Lmpf1963

Member since 29 Aug 2015

Total posts 4

Does anyone have an idea what I would expect to pay for an airport instant upgrade with eihadt from Brisbane to Abu Dhabi Econ to business? Is it worth the $?

moa999

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

Total posts 835

I believe Etihad uses a PlusGrade bidding system pre flight.

Business is certainly much better than Economy, but only you can determine whether it will be good value for you.

wanderlust

Virgin Australia Platinum

Member since 09 Sep 2014

Total posts 60

I paid $700 AUD at the airport counter for the flight from BNE to AUH on a very cheap economy ticket. The flight was 2/3 empty in Business Class. On another occasion from SYD to AUH, I was offered an instant upgrade for $300 AUD which I declined. The price is subject to change due to different factors, therefore, the pricing isn't published. I consider the instant upgrade a last resort that you shouldn't bet on as anyone can upgrade through the bidding system, with miles, or purchasing a push upgrade 48 hours prior to departure. I think it's a nice last minute purchase if the price is right but not something to plan for in advance.

wanderlust

Virgin Australia Platinum

Member since 09 Sep 2014

Total posts 60

I meant $1300 AUD for the SYD to AUH flight.

Tagentjay

VA

Member since 10 Sep 2014

Total posts 19

I have upgraded at the airport for the long haul (SYD-AUH vv) for $700AUD on two occassions. WELL worth it in my opinion...

Eggsbenedict

Member since 03 Oct 2014

Total posts 6

I was offered an Airport upgrade on Sydney - Abu Dhabi from Buisness to First for about $700 I think it was US $ though but that was 2013 when it was pretty much the same conversion.

msport2012

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

Member since 14 Apr 2013

Total posts 295

I recently flew SYD - AHU - MUC and was offered at the airport an upgrade to First for $800 for the entire flight. EY are finiding that pax are booking an flying on the A380 ex Sydney more than its B777 services hense why the airport upgrades. Oh I flew on the B777 :-)

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