Cyprus-Turkish From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 199 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 2 hours ago) and read 1993 times:
I will be flying from Orlando International to London Gatwick on 16th December, this sunday. It is going to be my first time on BA and my first time on a 747.
Can anyone tell me how i can find the registration number of the plane that i will be flying with? Or is it going to be a surprise?
And what are my chances of being upgraded to Wolrd Traveler Plus? Biz? First? How can i improve my chances for getting upgrading? Does last minute check-ins help? Any suggestions?
Iainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1874 times:
No way will they upgrade a guy who has never flown with them before. To be upgraded for free you need to do a lot of traveling (recently) with them. Your AA mles are as good as Chucky Cheese tokens with BA!
2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8 Reply 9, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1850 times:
If you want to try for an upgrade try asking the desk agent. They have a tremendous amount of power! There are no hard and fast rules about upgrades...In fact BA used tos ay on the website that they did not even do upgrades! But, on a trip from home to LGW back in AUgust I was upgraded to business on the way out and on the way back, and that was for my whole family of 3!!!! It never hurts to ask...But be nice, don't demand!
Star_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1836 times:
BA have a very clearly defined policy for upgrades. Firstly, they will only EVER consider upgrading anyone if the flight is overbooked. Then, it goes strictly by status order - they will start with Premier and Gold card holders, and then Silver. Even after that (the chances of needing to upgrade more people than that are very slim though) they will upgrade elite members of partner airlines.
So if economy is oversold, they won't leave you off the flight, they'll upgrade their elite members to free an economy seat for you. This is how it works in most airlines also.
Greg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1752 times:
British Airways is notorious for not upgrading. In fact, when Club World was oversold they offered us seats on ANOTHER flight instead of first offering us First Class ones. It was only after we protested...did they very cheerfully upgrade us into an othewise EMPTY first class cabin.
Shamrock104 From Ireland, joined Sep 2000, 519 posts, RR: 1 Reply 16, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days ago) and read 1722 times:
Wait a minute, why the hell are we all being so negative? Okay, so we all are saying you don't have a hope in getting an upgrade, but hey, give it a go, and maybe.......who knows it might just be your day, and if not, i'm sure you'll enjoy BA's worldtraveller service, certainly a cut above the rest, you'll have PTV'S, good food and friendly fa's, who could ask for more in economy.
Cyprus-Turkish From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 199 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1705 times:
Thank you everyone,
I am visiting home after a very long time and I am very glad to be on BA, and that's why I got my ticket from them. I am sure it is a good pick from MCO-LGW, and yes i will try my luck. I hope one day we can all afford flying in first, till that day lets keep saving some miles
Iainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (11 years 12 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1701 times:
I would not do anything suspicious on any flights for the next couple of years, however next year I am dressing up on my flight back to LAX. I think I am goin as superman, however I might be bob the buikder you never know!