Your experience in finding out successful Upgrademe Bid

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dennismel

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 21 Mar 2017

Total posts 10

Hi All,

I've submitted 4 x upgrade me bids for MEL - HKG (2 of us , each way) . In your experience, how long prior to the flight were you notified of your success? I understand virgin say between 5 days and up to 2 hours prior to though I'm curious. Thanks in advance.

StuParr

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 01 Mar 2012

Total posts 190

when i used it, it was 48 hours prior.

dennismel

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 21 Mar 2017

Total posts 10

when i used it, it was 48 hours prior.

Thanks Stu.

CityRail

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Member since 17 Nov 2014

Total posts 78

Hi All,
I've submitted 4 x upgrade me bids for MEL - HKG (2 of us , each way) . In your experience, how long prior to the flight were you notified of your success? I understand virgin say between 5 days and up to 2 hours prior to though I'm curious. Thanks in advance.

Hi Dennis,


May I ask what fare that you booked so you were able to receive the Premium bid? Was it Elevate or Freedom?

dennismel

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 21 Mar 2017

Total posts 10

Hey CityRail!

Elevate fares though I'm Platinum (if that helps in your answer at all)

Saffy22

Member since 07 Jul 2017

Total posts 2

I've only used it domestically, always 48- 24 hrs before. Usually I see the money gone from my CC before I get the Success email. I have about a 90% success rate getting the upgrades. Always bid very close to the minimum. I am Gold so I figure they're better off giving me the seat, than someone who wouldn't get lounge access anyway.

CityRail

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Member since 17 Nov 2014

Total posts 78

Hey CityRail!
Elevate fares though I'm Platinum (if that helps in your answer at all)

Thank you Dennis! This helps (It seems that I might be able to get some upgrades to business for my next trip to Hong Kong then)


May I ask how much is the minimum bid for the upgrade?

dennismel

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 21 Mar 2017

Total posts 10

Hey CityRail!
Elevate fares though I'm Platinum (if that helps in your answer at all)

Thank you Dennis! This helps (It seems that I might be able to get some upgrades to business for my next trip to Hong Kong then)

May I ask how much is the minimum bid for the upgrade?

Hey CityRail

$520 per person - each way. That is the minimum . I went a little higher than that as I got the fares at a really good price. This is the first time I've used the feature as I burnt a large amount of points for another trip. Good luck. I'll let you know how it goes!

CityRail

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Member since 17 Nov 2014

Total posts 78

Hey CityRail!
Elevate fares though I'm Platinum (if that helps in your answer at all)

Thank you Dennis! This helps (It seems that I might be able to get some upgrades to business for my next trip to Hong Kong then)

May I ask how much is the minimum bid for the upgrade?

Hey CityRail
$520 per person - each way. That is the minimum . I went a little higher than that as I got the fares at a really good price. This is the first time I've used the feature as I burnt a large amount of points for another trip. Good luck. I'll let you know how it goes!


Thank you Dennis.


Elevate fares are doing about $900 return.
If you add the minimum bid to business and is successful, the ticket is only about $2000 all up, which is around the same as Premium Economy on SQ/CX.

I think it is a very good deal!

StuParr

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 01 Mar 2012

Total posts 190

when i used it, it was 48 hours prior.

Thanks Stu.

My pleasure, good luck and enjoy the trip

deegee93

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 27 Jan 2017

Total posts 37

I’ve only done it successfully on domestic routes but about 48 hours from an elevate ticket as VA gold

Journeyman

Singapore Airlines - The PPS Club

Member since 11 Sep 2015

Total posts 12

Not worth it unless your flight is over 3 hours.

bl5965

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 13 Nov 2015

Total posts 79

I was notified 3 days prior, as a Platinum member on a Getaway fare, $10 above the minimum bid.

dennismel

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 21 Mar 2017

Total posts 10

Hey CityRail!
Elevate fares though I'm Platinum (if that helps in your answer at all)

Thank you Dennis! This helps (It seems that I might be able to get some upgrades to business for my next trip to Hong Kong then)

May I ask how much is the minimum bid for the upgrade?

Hey CityRail
$520 per person - each way. That is the minimum . I went a little higher than that as I got the fares at a really good price. This is the first time I've used the feature as I burnt a large amount of points for another trip. Good luck. I'll let you know how it goes!


Thank you Dennis.

Elevate fares are doing about $900 return.
If you add the minimum bid to business and is successful, the ticket is only about $2000 all up, which is around the same as Premium Economy on SQ/CX.

I think it is a very good deal!


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