The latest version of the BA App (v.5.35) has just been released and with it comes a feature many may not have been aware of!
Last Minute In-App (Paid) Upgrades
Until recently, a lucky select few, sometimes, would be given the opportunity to upgrade their ticket by one cabin class on BA flights. This usually occurred some time after the 24 hour cooling off period from when you purchased your ticket and would show online only, in your ‘Manage My Booking’ area. This ‘limited time’ offer would usually work out cheaper than purchasing a ticket for that cabin, but was never a guaranteed to be made available!
What’s New in Version 5.35
We’ve added the ability to be presented last-minute offers on cabin upgrades, even after you’ve checked in (depending on availability, selected customers and routes only).
Bugs and stabilisation fixes
They normally tend to show on emptier flights outside of rush hour periods, and depending on your flight time, can prove good value, thanks to their discounted rate. BA have now moved this into their mobile App and even improved on it!
Once you have updated your device the latest version of the app not only offers you these paid upgrade opportunities but can even offer them after you have checked in!
This is a welcome addition to the app and hopefully something travellers can take advantage off. Even more so if other airlines integrate this into their apps.
None of my upcoming BA flights are currently showing any offers 😦 but I will keep an eye on them and share my experiences as soon as possible.