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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...

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Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
« Reply #1 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
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Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2013, 01:52:55 PM »
Friend of mine paid $200 just after takeoff TLV-JFK.
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Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
« Reply #3 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

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Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
« Reply #4 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?

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Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
« Reply #5 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?

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Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2013, 03:43:53 PM »
I believe the minimum on board is 300$...

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Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
« Reply #7 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]
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Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2013, 10:39:18 PM »
I believe the minimum on board is 300$...
Perhaps it gets cheaper after takeoff?
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Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2013, 02:02:41 PM »
after takeoff on ly:

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

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Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
« Reply #10 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?

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Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2013, 04:30:30 PM »
How do you get to auction? Do you have a have a high class economy ticket?

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Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
« Reply #12 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 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.
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Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
« Reply #13 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.
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Re: should I bid on El Al business class upgrade? If so, how much?
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2013, 01:12:30 PM »
I find a WSJ video that talks about this, auctioning off upgrades.

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