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Any chance for congratulatory upgrade for newlyweds? ORD-NRT J-F?

Any chance for congratulatory upgrade for newlyweds? ORD-NRT J-F?

 
Old May 20, 08, 6:58 pm
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Originally Posted by oklAAhoma View Post
So telling people was the best part of your honeymoon experience? Wow. Talk about YMMV.
I meant the "best part of being at the airport and sitting on the plane for 25 hours." Obviously that was not the "best part of our entire honeymoon."
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Old Jul 11, 08, 11:22 pm
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not to reignite this fun little war of words, but the op's flight has come and gone, anyone know how it went.

I only ask because I'm young and greedy, we're flying in T class on an award(intl leg is from dallas-buenos aries) we should have enough miles by then to bump up to business, but she'd rather hang on to the miles for another coach milesaaver award later. Still we'll ask nicely about any upgrade, and we'll get turned down - smiling all the time.
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Old Jul 11, 08, 11:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Fraser View Post
If she truly deserves to be there then pay for it.

I find it funny that people see a honeymoon as an important enough occasion to believe the airline should upgrade them for free, yet at the same time not important enough for them to pay for that upgrade themselves.

If you want a reliable strategy then pay for it. Travelling in F was important for me on my honeymoon so I paid for it. I suggest you do the same to avoid disappointment.
Brilliant response.

The comment about them being a young, fun couple is a bit bizarre. Gee, the last 10 or so flights I've been in that cabin, I recall it being full of Japanese businessmen.
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Old Jul 11, 08, 11:27 pm
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Originally Posted by turin39789 View Post
not to reignite this fun little war of words, but the op's flight has come and gone, anyone know how it went.

I only ask because I'm young and greedy, we're flying in T class on an award(intl leg is from dallas-buenos aries) we should have enough miles by then to bump up to business, but she'd rather hang on to the miles for another coach milesaaver award later. Still we'll ask nicely about any upgrade, and we'll get turned down - smiling all the time.
The Japanese don't give it away like the Americans, and as a result they have a product that's about 1000 times better!
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Old Jul 11, 08, 11:33 pm
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Originally Posted by jrhone View Post
I wouldnt be ticked off about it, as long as I follow the procedures for op-ups and do my job correctly then there is nothing for me to be upset about really.

That being said , there are certain criteria for op-ups and if you give it to someone who does not meet that criteria I would take the seat back.

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What are the criteria?
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Old Jul 11, 08, 11:34 pm
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Originally Posted by azmojo View Post
Certainly being newlyweds is *a* reason, but it may not be the best reason. If they have to give an op-up out, better to give it to newlyweds than random guy, don't you think? .
Better to give it to the guys and gals who spend the big bucks and keep the company afloat as frequent flyers with them.

If they gave all their premium seats away to newlyweds, or people celebrating their birthdays, or their graduation, etc........they would have no revenue. They have to reward those who have earned the privilege by flying with them.
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Old Jul 11, 08, 11:39 pm
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Old Jul 11, 08, 11:46 pm
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Originally Posted by meeshi View Post
Ask the gate agent when they are not busy. Have AA put a check in remark for the airport staff to see. Usually they read like...AA/NRT on honeymoon. Please show all courtesies for upgrade if possible You would be surprised that the normal people whom assume they will be pulled up are often not for those that ask kindly. Have a nice honeymoon.
Is this message a test to see if anyone is reading?

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"Please show all courtesies for upgrade if possible."
Yeah, right. Somehow I doubt that such a notation from anything less than Special Services Manager or someone else in management, even if it could be entered into the PNR, would be worth anything.


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"You would be surprised that the normal people whom assume they will be pulled up are often not for those that ask kindly."
Baloney.
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Old Jul 12, 08, 12:18 am
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Do we really have to go through all this yet again? In the same thread?
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Old Jul 12, 08, 12:19 am
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Old Jul 12, 08, 12:22 am
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Originally Posted by gemac View Post
Do we really have to go through all this yet again? In the same thread?
It would appear so, as the policies have changed from those published before, please reference post #190.
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Old Jul 12, 08, 12:23 am
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Old Jul 12, 08, 12:30 am
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Originally Posted by meeshi View Post
It also will depend on which desk the airline agent works...the higher the desk the better the reference and action needed. Usually the wording is even simplier...just show all courtesies..which means please pull up one cabin if catered and available.
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Old Jul 12, 08, 12:34 am
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Old Jul 12, 08, 12:38 am
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Originally Posted by meeshi View Post
It also will depend on which desk the airline agent works...the higher the desk the better the reference and action needed. Usually the wording is even simplier...just show all courtesies..which means please pull up one cabin if catered and available.
If true, that it makes me wonder why airlines have been making all the fuss over what it is giving frequent flyers. I expect, at least on AA, to get an op-up ahead of non-status passengers.
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