Is it cheaper to upgrade at the airport?

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AV

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 16 Apr 2013

Total posts 48

Is it cheaper to upgrade at the airport?

AV

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 16 Apr 2013

Total posts 48

I'm wanting to fly from JFK-MEL on 19th July with Etihad.  When trying to book on the Virgin website using Velocity points there is a business reward seat available from JFK-AUH but nothing from AUH-MEL.  I'm wanting to know if its cheaper to outright buy a business class ticket or pay to upgrade at the airport, subject to availability?

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

Upgrade (regardless what kind of) is always a gamble – you may be lucky and yet you may be not. So depends how much you value guaranteed savings vs highly potential discomfort.

FLX1

Member since 31 Mar 2016

Total posts 37

Upgrade on stand-by basis is always cheaper(Otherwise, who would ever buy in advance for a confirmed seat  before checkin @ the terminal?).  Certainty in securing such upgrade is a completely diff story....

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