Thread: Free Upgrade
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Old Sep 1, 19, 6:38 am
Join Date: Dec 2002
Programs: QR Plat
Posts: 2,160
Originally Posted by ashbjr View Post
Very interesting. I have been QR Plat for over 5 years and have only had one upgrade in over 100 sectors flown, the only one being on a short KTM-DOH leg, though luckily while flying with my father. I have had several upgrades on other OW airlines though (CX, AY, MH) in far fewer sectors owing to my OWE status, which again is interesting considering that your "home" airline is presumably supposed to take care of you the best. On the flip side, I know of cases where friends/acquaintances with no status or Silver being upgraded routinely, even on sectors that are traditionally known not to have overbooked Y. So I suppose there is no method to this madness.
I usually don't get much chance for upgrading, as I'm mostly in J already. A friend of mine has started taking up a habit of a week away every month due to work, and has consistently scored one or more segments opup'ed for months now.

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