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Help! Flying BA WT - Can I Upgrade To WT+  
User currently offlineAirWales From UK - Wales, joined Oct 2004, 453 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3367 times:

Hi guys,

I am flying with BA to Asia. I am booked in economy (not on a flexible ticket). Can I upgrade to WT+???

I am not flying for 8 months so if I cant upgrade can I cancel?? - What penalties would I recieve.

Thanks very much.

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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 67
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3353 times:

AirWales, there's no way anyone here will be able to give you a definite answer to your question - much of the answer depends on what type of fare you've got, as well as if you want to upgrade by using miles or money...

If I were you, I'd call either BA or, if you've booked through one, your travel agent and ask them - they'll be able to tell you more or less right away.


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User currently offlineAnstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5618 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3318 times:

Also, if you fare IS eligible to be upgraded you can do it online. (Provided you booked it on ba.com)

Go to Manage My booking, enter your PNR (booking number) and your details will come up. there is an option to upgrade, but if your fare is ineligible it will have a cross next to it saying it is not available for your booking.

Most cheap fares dont allow upgrades however.

User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3830 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3316 times:

If you bought an el cheapo then you are screwed. You'd have to effectively throw away the booking and start afresh. No changes can be made if you book dirt cheap tickets. It is when you start booking Y,B,H class tickets that you can start changing with penalties.

I'd say your best bet is to wait until check-in and see if you can pay to upgrade there (for the return flight it is possible that they may advertise one-way upgrades for about £200-£250). If not wait until the boarding procedure is taking place and call an FA, hand them a business card with your seat number on the back and get them to pass it to the CSD who may be able to arrange something. Just be aware you won't earn miles or tier points on the ways suggested above.

[Edited 2005-01-23 23:27:46]

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User currently offlineBAxMAN From St. Helena, joined May 2004, 671 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3253 times:

The Change Your Booking option on BA.com is, for the moment at least, is somewhat feminine in its ways due its erratic and unpredictable responses.

If flying longhaul, then you can usually upgrade V, R, M and K fares , as well as the Y, B and H fares for £50 plus the difference to WT+. If you do look at the upgrade then don't leave it to the last minute as there is a 21 day advance purchase requirement on the lowest WT+ fares. Getting upgardes on the day is not a sure fire thing at all, particularly if departing from a UK airport. As your travel is not for 8 months, it is quite possible that, if you went searching for the lowest fare, you would have purchased an N class ticket which is completely non-changeable.

Anyway, as said before, the simplest way to check if your ticket can be changed is not to ask a bunch of plane spotters, but ask whoever you booked the ticket with. If you booked the ticket online, try and make a duplicate reservation and if you can still get quoted the same price check the fare rules to see if changes are permitted at all.

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User currently offlineBa319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8743 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3241 times:
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Can't help you with the ticket as i've no idea of the conditions of the ticket,i'd agree with the replies above.

One question,where have you booked to trave;?

User currently offlineAlanUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3167 times:


You can also upgrade to WT+ on the actual aircraft. The crew have upgrade packs available onboard. I cannot disclose the price here, but it isn't that expensive.

Of course, you will not be able to upgrade if WT+ is arlready full, and as the procedure is time consuming for the crew, you may get some rolling eyes following your request!

Best regards

User currently offlineLeej From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3131 times:

Air Wales,
When I came back from Oz (MEL/SIN/LHR) I asked to upgrade on the aircraft and was given a figure of £200.00 to get to WT+ - however they couldn't offer me a seat on the SIN-LHR sector as it was full already.


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