Upgrading a pre-Avios reservation - Is it possible?

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  1. Toula
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    Toula Gold Member

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    Trying to save myself a phone call to BA.

    I made a reservation before the switch to Avios for a booking SFO-HKG-BKK on CX in Business Class. Silly me, don't know what I was thinking as knowing myself I should have realised I am too addicted to First to want to fly anywhere else.

    Anyway I would like to upgrade the redemption to First Class. I am assuming this would be at current redemption rates rather than pre-Avios rates. Has anyone encountered this situation and if so what is the answer?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. FlyIce

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    [of course] If there's availability and if you have enough Avios, you can try calling them on the phone.

    I'm just uncertain that a redemption ticket can be upgraded. Before or after Avios I believe is not relevant.
    If you can't upgrade, you'll probably discover that CX J is not that bad ;)
     
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    There have been reports about BA using the old rules for pre-avios bookings, allowing date changes on existing bookings without charging the new mileage rate. Whether that still holds for upgrades I do not know. You'll probably have to call to find out :|
     
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  4. Toula
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    Thanks for the responses. Something tells me I should stop being such a princess and suck it up. It's not as if J in CX is any kind of punishment. The difference in points would fund 5 domestic trips in Oz which are quite expensive.
     
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    Good point, and if you are on the 747 you might be able to get a seat on the upper deck as a consolation prize.
     
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  6. G-BOAC
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    Just call them. I know now of at least 2 people who have upgraded CX J to F at the old prices, on pre-Avios awards.
     
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