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Tips For Scoring An Upgrade On BA?  
User currently offlineYXDfan From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 193 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 2 months 19 hours ago) and read 7426 times:

Hey folks!

I'm flying transatlantic for the very first time on Saturday night (BA84 YVR-LHR). Being a rather tall fellow, i'm not sure how cozy a Y-class seat will be for a 9 hour flight. Any tips on how to score an upgrade with BA?

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User currently offlineLan1981 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 19 hours ago) and read 7406 times:

99% chance of no upgrade; the airline will only upgrade commercial passengers if there is a business need i.e. overbooking, denied boarding compensation etc - even in those cases, only those tagged as SFUs (suitable for upgrade) will usually be considered - these pax are usually top-tier members of BA's FFP, or of a Oneworld FFP, or other full-fare pax.

The only other way is to pay an upgrade fare at the airport...sorry.

User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9799 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 19 hours ago) and read 7406 times:

Quoting YXDfan (Thread starter):
Any tips on how to score an upgrade with BA?

Pay for a J or F ticket seems to work.

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User currently offlineHB88 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 824 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 18 hours ago) and read 7370 times:

BA very very rarely upgrade. Try and get an econ bulkhead seat if you can.

Have a nice flight - BA might not have the most generous seat pitch, but their service and FAs are the business.

User currently offlineHighpeaklad From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 538 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 14 hours ago) and read 7313 times:

Make sure you use on-line check in at T-24hrs to try and get the best seats, if you leave it till your at the airport they'll all be gone.


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User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6276 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 7271 times:
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Quoting Zeke (Reply 2):
Quoting YXDfan (Thread starter):
Any tips on how to score an upgrade with BA?

Pay for a J or F ticket seems to work.

Always a sure fire way to a good seat.

I don't know about BA, but most airlines don't just give away upgrades to anybody. I will occasionally get a an upgrade on NW, but never (well once) out of DTW). I travel between DTW and STL a lot and I have gotten to know several of the STL employees over the years. Sometimes they will upgrade me because I am a regular customer, they see me monthly, and I always ask. I never expect it, but it always a nice surprise.

I always like to get an exit row, for the leg room. Maybe that would be easier to get.

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