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Title: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
Post by: fdg9 on May 08, 2013, 11:10:33 AM
Does anybody have an idea what the "magic" number might be?

Is business in El AL that good anyway? Should I just bid on an extra seat in coach, considering I am flying with wife and an extra seat in between us would be great too...
Title: Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
Post by: Centurion on May 08, 2013, 01:42:17 PM
i was offered numerous times in the past for $400-$600 an upgrade on the flight - so for sure less that that
Title: Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
Post by: Dan on May 08, 2013, 01:52:55 PM
Friend of mine paid $200 just after takeoff TLV-JFK.
Title: Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
Post by: MAJ on May 08, 2013, 02:07:40 PM
Friend of mine paid $200 just after takeoff TLV-JFK.
how long ago? After takeoff you already lost all the other benefits
Title: Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
Post by: Yosel on May 08, 2013, 02:11:31 PM
Friend of mine paid $200 just after takeoff TLV-JFK.
so u just go over to the flight manager? and tip him?
Title: Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
Post by: fdg9 on May 08, 2013, 02:41:39 PM
i was offered numerous times in the past for $400-$600 an upgrade on the flight - so for sure less that that

Offered? When? Do you mean you bid that and that's what got it?
Title: Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
Post by: M on May 08, 2013, 03:43:53 PM
I believe the minimum on board is 300$...
Title: Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
Post by: Centurion on May 08, 2013, 10:23:06 PM
before the bidding days
simply an announcement if anybody would like- and my flight mileage (matmid) was only counted as coach [as expected]
Title: Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
Post by: Dan on May 08, 2013, 10:39:18 PM
I believe the minimum on board is 300$...
Perhaps it gets cheaper after takeoff?
Title: Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
Post by: gold on May 09, 2013, 02:02:41 PM
after takeoff on ly:

tlv - jfk or rtn $700
tlv - europe $ 300
Title: Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
Post by: moish on May 09, 2013, 03:04:11 PM
ime before auction days it was 700 onboard tlv-ny 750 tlv-lax. dan how did your friend pull it off for 200?
Title: Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
Post by: Deal Guy on May 09, 2013, 04:30:30 PM
How do you get to auction? Do you have a have a high class economy ticket?
Title: Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
Post by: chucksterace on May 09, 2013, 11:43:04 PM
How do you get to auction? Do you have a have a high class economy ticket?

Go Here (https://booking.elal.co.il/newBooking/changeOrder.jsp?LANG=EN) when you enter your confirmation number and name it should then pop up and info about a upgrade. Thats how it always showed to me, a internal window pop-up notification.
Title: Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
Post by: chucksterace on May 09, 2013, 11:44:06 PM
after takeoff on ly:

tlv - jfk or rtn $700
tlv - europe $ 300

-1. I upgraded from CDG-TLV and TLV-CDG for low 200's online a few days before the flights.
Title: Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
Post by: chucksterace on May 10, 2013, 01:12:30 PM
I find a WSJ video that talks about this, auctioning off upgrades.

Link (http://live.wsj.com/video/airline-ebay-for-first-class/56E98E77-CDB9-4742-862A-E7751DDCDAC6.html?mod=WSJ_article_outbrain&obref=obnetwork#!56E98E77-CDB9-4742-862A-E7751DDCDAC6)
Title: Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
Post by: yare on May 11, 2013, 03:57:35 PM
ime before auction days it was 700 onboard tlv-ny 750 tlv-lax. dan how did your friend pull it off for 200?
they used to have "business seats with coach service" for $250 on the tlv-nyc route.   it was only when business class was pretty empty, so you couldn't count on it.   
Title: Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
Post by: moish on May 11, 2013, 06:45:38 PM
they used to have "business seats with coach service" for $250 on the tlv-nyc route.   it was only when business class was pretty empty, so you couldn't count on it.   
thats probably what dans talking about. when they oversold coach and moved business either upstairs or to first
Title: Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
Post by: oiseli48 on February 21, 2016, 10:58:00 AM
Any recent experiences with bidding for an upgrade?
Title: Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
Post by: DAS on February 22, 2016, 01:31:12 PM
bump
Title: Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
Post by: burryhood on February 22, 2016, 02:07:36 PM
bump

Same question here. I randomly came across this on Elal yesterday
Title: Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
Post by: DAS on February 22, 2016, 02:56:33 PM
has anyone recently successfully bid and had accepted prior to going to airport?
Title: Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
Post by: srf60 on February 22, 2016, 03:12:49 PM
has anyone recently successfully bid and had accepted prior to going to airport?
My brother bid for and got 6 seats for his family tlv-nyc, between last rosh hashana and yom Kippur, don't remember how much he paid though.
Title: Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
Post by: ilherman on February 22, 2016, 07:10:20 PM
My brother bid for and got 6 seats for his family tlv-nyc, between last rosh hashana and yom Kippur, don't remember how much he paid though.
Ummm, could you ask him and report back?
Title: Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
Post by: DAS on February 23, 2016, 09:17:22 PM
any one else recently bid successfully?  if so, how much and what route?
Title: Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
Post by: Bailbino on December 15, 2018, 07:01:53 PM
when I was setting up a kosher meal.
a request for a bid came up to book business class
minimum was 600.

is it better to take my chances and try and get an upgrade at the service counter rather then bidding pre flight