Marco Polo anniversary upgrades on CX/KA

Old Jun 8, 10, 5:38 am
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Marco Polo anniversary upgrades on CX/KA

I was taking a KA flight earlier today (now a part of Cathay Pacific), when they told me I would be getting a free one-class upgrade because it was my 5-year anniversary as a member!

A pleasant surprise, of course.

But I was wondering if anyone else knew of other goodies I may be in for as a loyal Marco Polo member?

I've read 10 years warrants an upgrade. How about mileage milestones? Sector milestones?

Thanks.
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Old Jun 8, 10, 7:08 am
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I was flying HKG-JFK back in early April and asked about the anniversary upgrade as I joined Marco Polo Club in March 1999. I was not given an upgrade and they told me that these benefits do not exist anymore- so sad.
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Old Jun 8, 10, 7:37 am
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Originally Posted by lesteryen View Post
I was flying HKG-JFK back in early April and asked about the anniversary upgrade as I joined Marco Polo Club in March 1999. I was not given an upgrade and they told me that these benefits do not exist anymore- so sad.
They do. I just had a 10th anniversary upgrade on HKG-SIN.
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Old Jun 8, 10, 7:41 am
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How do they do the anniversary upgrade? If you fly on the day of your anniversary or on the month?
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Old Jun 8, 10, 8:03 am
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Originally Posted by lesteryen View Post
I was flying HKG-JFK back in early April and asked about the anniversary upgrade as I joined Marco Polo Club in March 1999. I was not given an upgrade and they told me that these benefits do not exist anymore- so sad.
Sorry to say, but I think you may be misinformed...
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Old Jun 8, 10, 8:04 am
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How do they do the anniversary upgrade? If you fly on the day of your anniversary or on the month?
Might not necessarily need to be the day of. I think it's when you pass the 5-year mark, the next flight you take warrants an upgrade.
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Old Jun 8, 10, 8:06 am
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Originally Posted by KACommuter View Post
They do. I just had a 10th anniversary upgrade on HKG-SIN.
Nice, congrats.

Any other qualifications you know of besides the 5 and 10 year upgrade?
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Old Jun 8, 10, 8:25 am
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This has been talked about often before. Some have gotten it, some have not. Count me as the one that has not gotten the 5-year upgrade, and I'm coming up on 10year and I'm not holding my breath.

Since being a GO member I have 50% of my long-haul/short-haul op-up, so I'm not really complaining.
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Old Jun 8, 10, 10:33 am
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I got an upgrade on 5, 10, 14th anniversary. Also 750k miles. I wonder if I will still get one next month for my 15th anniversary.
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Old Jun 9, 10, 12:31 am
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I certainly didn't get any for passing 5 and 10 years!
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Old Jun 9, 10, 8:28 am
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I certainly didn't get any for passing 5 and 10 years!
that's an insult, don't they know who you are?!?!?!?
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Old Jun 9, 10, 11:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Cathay Boy View Post
This has been talked about often before. Some have gotten it, some have not. Count me as the one that has not gotten the 5-year upgrade, and I'm coming up on 10year and I'm not holding my breath.

Since being a GO member I have 50% of my long-haul/short-haul op-up, so I'm not really complaining.
I find 50% a bit hard to take to be honest. I went for nothing to Gold in only a few months. Been DM very shortly after that. I would say I fly 4 to 6 flights a month with CX over the last 3 years and I can count on one hand the number of upgrades to F. I never fly Y so maybe thats the reasson
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Old Jun 9, 10, 11:59 pm
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Originally Posted by threemillionmilesflown View Post
I find 50% a bit hard to take to be honest. I went for nothing to Gold in only a few months. Been DM very shortly after that. I would say I fly 4 to 6 flights a month with CX over the last 3 years and I can count on one hand the number of upgrades to F. I never fly Y so maybe thats the reasson
50% is possible. There was a time I got five consecutive long-haul op-ups and a few short-haul op-ups. There was also a period of about 5-6 months I got no op-up at all. Y->J op-ups occur more often lately. I only had one J->F long-haul op-up within the last year.
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Old Jun 10, 10, 1:29 am
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Originally Posted by threemillionmilesflown View Post
I find 50% a bit hard to take to be honest.
As a frequent Y traveller, I'd say that when travelling alone, my op-up from from Y to J is >50%.
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Old Jun 10, 10, 9:47 am
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Originally Posted by threemillionmilesflown View Post
I find 50% a bit hard to take to be honest. I went for nothing to Gold in only a few months. Been DM very shortly after that. I would say I fly 4 to 6 flights a month with CX over the last 3 years and I can count on one hand the number of upgrades to F. I never fly Y so maybe thats the reasson
Sorry, but Y-J is definitely much easier than J - F. 50% is so far my empirical experiences.

Like I said: GO + BN1 = op-up...
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