grozzy From Australia, joined Oct 2007, 155 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2200 times:
Qantas recently had a promotion (which wasnt promoted) where you could upgrade the cheapest fare codes for the usual number of points. So I was able to upgrade my $69 MEL-SYD flight to business for 8000 points.
Considering I'll get J lounge access, and hopefully plenty of food and drink I was pretty pleased.
JKJ777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2165 times:
Well, not along the exact same lines, but I was upgraded on an LAX-JFK segment two years ago because of my medallion status. My ticket was a deeply discounted Y ticket ($179 after taxes) and I sat up front in their international biz seats both directions. Really, that upgrade cost me nothing.
I did pay $150 to upgrade on Virgin America from IAD-LAX last year. It was not a bad price considering my work covered the cost.