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 375
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
Total posts 3
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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