Sponsoring someone else's upgrade so you can get your own?

 
Old Dec 11, 06, 8:29 am
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Sponsoring someone else's upgrade so you can get your own?

Ok, so this is a scenario I've wondered about sometimes: You are awaiting an upgrade on a 3-class plane from Y to J. It's time to go, and you won't clear. Can you offer to sponsor an upgrade J to F of another pax to free up a J seat and get it? Would you already have to be number one on the upgrade list for this to work? And, would anyone consider it worth the miles/VIP?
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Old Dec 11, 06, 9:06 am
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This ia a joke, right? Where are the cameras?

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Old Dec 11, 06, 9:10 am
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Yes, I'm sure you could do this, of course they would upgrade someone else first into J.
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Old Dec 11, 06, 9:54 am
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I was very close to this situation last year. I was trying to upgrade JFK-LHR from Y to J on a B fare. J was sold out/checked in full. I was in the AC talking to one of the AC AAngels when I overheard a guy debating upgrading J to F on my flight. Both of the AC agents and I started trying to convince him to do it so I could get my upgrade- everyone would win. I almost offered to sponsor it but in the end he did it on his own. Of course this was about 5 minutes before we had to go to the gate... I was sweating it. I promptly used a drink chit to 'buy' him a quick drink to show my thanks...
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Old Dec 11, 06, 12:34 pm
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This ia a joke, right? Where are the cameras?
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Old Dec 11, 06, 1:01 pm
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Originally Posted by richarddd View Post
FT is one big camera
"Living in a fisheye lens, caught in the camera eye"

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Old Dec 11, 06, 1:40 pm
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Why do I feel like this has been discussed before?
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Old Dec 11, 06, 2:08 pm
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Originally Posted by brp View Post
"Living in a fisheye lens, caught in the camera eye"

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