Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 02 Sep 2018
Total posts 368
Taking the Air New Zealand longest flight from Auckland to Chicago in 10 days. The plane is quite full and I'm seated in the 4th last row of economy. Skycouch is a whopping $849 (3/4 of my ticket). I could try and upgrade to Premium Economy by bidding and so far the cabin is only half-full as far as I know. Have any of you had experience with OneUp bidding on Air NZ particularly on Longhaul routes to the US? As to the amount I'm willing to pay aronud $500 at most. Would that give me a good chance of success or should I go higher or lower?
Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 24 May 2014
Total posts 3
I wouldn't put a huge amount of hope on a one up succeeding on a Long Haul route on Air New Zealand - upgrades to the Americas are hugely competitive, and then one ups are at the bottom of the pile after Airpoints upgrades (NZ Elites only) and Recognition Upgrades (available to Elites, Golds and Silver members).
Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles
Member since 16 Oct 2017
Total posts 244
I don't think Skycouch is available if you're travelling alone. If that's right I'd just give PE One Up your best shot at $500 and keep your fingers crossed.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 20 Jan 2016
Total posts 47
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 14 Jun 2017
Total posts 50
100% success rate from premium to biz and always bidding very slightly above the minimum allowed bid.
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