First Class Upgrades With Seatfrog

Avanti West Coast have partnered with Seatfrog to give you the chance to bid on a First Class seat seamlessly from your phone.

Bid for First Class upgrades with Seatfrog

Last-minute luxury is just a bid away

Avanti West Coast have partnered with Seatfrog bring you a new way to upgrade to First Class, straight from your phone. Use the Seatfrog app to bid for last-minute upgrades across our network (excluding Holyhead) and you could be enjoying all the benefits of our First Class service for as little as a tenner.

Whether you’re after a little more space on a business trip, or a touch of luxury on your next day out, it’s a smart and savvy way to give yourself the VIP treatment on your next train journey.

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Download the app

Get it on Google Play

Search your journey

Enter your booking reference or use the app’s ‘Train Search’ feature to see what upgrades are available for your trip. Auctions generally start 24 hours before your journey and end 30 minutes before your train leaves the first station on its route. Be sure to turn on notifications and the app will let you know once an upgrade is available, and when an auction has begun.

Place your bids

Select the number of upgrades you want to bid for, and set your maximum price for each upgrade. You can up your bid as many times as you like, and only pay if and when you win.

We have a winner

If your bid wins, Seatfrog will automatically allocate you the best available seat. You’ll get your upgrade sent straight to your phone – just show it on-board alongside your original ticket.

Good to know

Once on-board the train, your new mobile ticket in the Seatfrog app will be checked, along with your current Standard Class ticket.

You can bid for more than one ticket, and as many times as you’d like in one auction. Just choose the amount of upgrades you’d like and start bidding.

You can’t take a peek at other people’s bids, and they can’t see yours either.


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Leap ahead with Seatfrog

Bid for a last-minute upgrade to First Class when you download the Seatfrog app. Choose the number of seats you want, place your bid, and you could bag yourself a bargain. Plus, you’ll only be charged if you win.


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