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Has anybody experience of the Etihad Instant Airport Upgrade rates?

They offer an online bidding system, but I find on the routes I am looking at that the lowest offer is same or sometimes more than the paid promotional fare would of been.

I have a trip next week and debating bidding, vs asking at the airport to purchase.

Just wondered if anybody had experience of this and how the prices compared.

I haven’t tried an airport upgrade, but did a ‘Push’ upgrade through their call centre at around -40 hours and found it to be good value – can’t remember the exact price, but for a Malpensa – Abu Dhabi Y to J, it was in the low hundreds of pounds. I guess it all depends on how many seats are free.

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