Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 20 Jan 2016
Total posts 47
Hi, Does anyone have any experience on the Upgrade Me bid price ranges. I have an upcoming flight from BNE-LAX. The current minimum bid upgrade for PE to J is $1300. Can the minimum bid drop closer to the date if availability is still high and bid uptake low? I have been successful on international bids for AirNZ in the past. With what was judged a weak bid when I made it, but presented as strong bid by the time I was successful. I could not see if the minimum moved down to make my previous weak bid look better. Thanks in advance.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 09 May 2013
Total posts 347
The cheapest J i have seen in this sector is around $4600 return. find out how much you paid one way for PE and see the difference to the cheapest J upgrade would be (possible) and bid for it. I believe you can change your bid anytime before departure, so if the minimum drops, you could very well bring your bid down.
Member since 16 Feb 2013
Total posts 2
I think this comes down to luck and load factors of how busy J is. It is a good scheme. Have been successful on Syd to Per but not Bali to Syd because I suspect very small J class. In both cases I bid just above minimum. The same scheme runs on other airlines in different guises and I recently bid the minimum on transatlantic with Aer Lingus and we were upgraded both ways. Bonza! Good luck hope you get it.
Member since 09 Feb 2012
Can't comment on long haul, but I often put in the minimum bid for domestic routes and have about a 60% success rate of them going through, even with peak hour flights.
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