I recently received an email from VA inviting me to ‘upgrade Me’ on the Perth to Melbourne flight.
Their were 3 of us on the same booking so we agree to offer the minimum cash value. It was successful. However, disappointing as the aircraft was the 737-800 - so no flatbed seats.
I was further disappointed to discover I wouldn’t get the business class status credit - only those aligned to my original booking in economy. I’ve ask VA were I can find this ‘condition’ and was directed to the Questions and answers page of Upgrade Me, It’s hidden away under “Selection/Rejection of Offer” heading!!!
If anyone is tempted to use this route to secure additional status credits - be aware it doesnt work with Virgin Australia