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tedhl Jun 24, 07 2:40 am


Originally Posted by snowmilky (Post 7946789)
I took the HKG/PEK/HKG trip weekly and HKG/YYZ/HKG once every 2 month. I can tell you that I never get an op-up. I was on J only if I paid for it. So disappointed. I also wonder if I am black-listed.

well, for KA flights, at least HKG-PEK and HKG-PVG v.v., it's definitely the J cabin that's filled up first well before Y, esp the Sun PM / Mon AM / Fri PM flights...I'm flying HKG-PEK v.v. weekly too and I, even as a CX DM, have problems getting myself booked in full-fare J on my preferred flight every single week too...it was better a few months ago when KA Elite was separate from CX MPO, and I was KA Plat...now it just seems like there's so many more CX DMs competing with me on waitlists, and at the same time CX is probably doing a very good job feeding all their long-haul connnecting pax on KA flights...now the situation is quite a bit worse, at least from my perception. Basically I book all my flights 3 months in advance, but since I often need to change my flight in the last minute, basically I'm on waitlist for J every single week...quite annoying really.

Well - to make it short, my point is - there's really almost 0 chance getting op-up Y to J on the HKG-PEK/PVG v.v. routes (except flights like Sat morning that have much more tourists than business people) - there's so many people on J waitlist that they can easily take them (and the $) instead of op-up.

snowmilky Jun 24, 07 2:42 am

I did get in to the lounge, but I picked up more that 2 bottle water. ;) I recalled I took 4-5 cans of soft drink, some snack, etc. Put all of them in my computer bag and I met Mrs Snowmilky outside. They just watched me doing all these. Ha ha. BTW, it is the KA lounge.

Right after that I called MPC to complaint about this rule. The supervisor said they will review the policy. I bet it won't get changed soon.

Going back to whether it worths the time and money to do a mileage run to get to the gold status, it really depends if there is any additional listed beneifit that you can take advantage of. If you simply hope that you will be op-upped (unlisted beneifit?) more often after you reach the gold tier, you may be disappointed.

christep Jun 24, 07 3:06 am


Originally Posted by snowmilky (Post 7949375)
I did get in to the lounge, but I picked up more that 2 bottle water. ;) I recalled I took 4-5 cans of soft drink, some snack, etc. Put all of them in my computer bag and I met Mrs Snowmilky outside.

Maybe it's just me, but I really don't think we need people like you in The Club.

jjpb3 Jun 24, 07 4:23 am


Originally Posted by snowmilky (Post 7949375)
I did get in to the lounge, but I picked up more that 2 bottle water. ;) I recalled I took 4-5 cans of soft drink, some snack, etc. Put all of them in my computer bag and I met Mrs Snowmilky outside. They just watched me doing all these. Ha ha. BTW, it is the KA lounge.

After all, stopping you from abusing MPC privileges would just be "un-human".

christep, it isn't just you.

hau cheng Jun 24, 07 5:26 am


Originally Posted by snowmilky (Post 7949375)
I did get in to the lounge, but I picked up more that 2 bottle water. ;) I recalled I took 4-5 cans of soft drink, some snack, etc. Put all of them in my computer bag and I met Mrs Snowmilky outside. They just watched me doing all these. Ha ha. BTW, it is the KA lounge.

Right after that I called MPC to complaint about this rule. The supervisor said they will review the policy. I bet it won't get changed soon.
.

Poor, very poor behaviour.

cxfan1960 Jun 24, 07 5:54 am

I think that a reason CX DM cannot get J seat guarantee is because KA flights have very few J seats. Indeed in the last few flights on KA, I often had my next two seats empty in Y, but the J cabins were packed.

cxfan1960 Jun 24, 07 6:11 am

If anything better than expected happens (e.g. op-ups), just take it with a smile and appreciation. Otherwise if we keep our expectations in line, everyone will be happy.

Dave Marsh Jun 24, 07 8:16 am


Originally Posted by snowmilky (Post 7949375)
I did get in to the lounge, but I picked up more that 2 bottle water. ;) I recalled I took 4-5 cans of soft drink, some snack, etc. Put all of them in my computer bag and I met Mrs Snowmilky outside. They just watched me doing all these. Ha ha. BTW, it is the KA lounge.

Right after that I called MPC to complaint about this rule. The supervisor said they will review the policy. I bet it won't get changed soon.

Going back to whether it worths the time and money to do a mileage run to get to the gold status, it really depends if there is any additional listed beneifit that you can take advantage of. If you simply hope that you will be op-upped (unlisted beneifit?) more often after you reach the gold tier, you may be disappointed.

I really don't know what the f people are thinking these days, since when did opups = an official benefits of MPO. I am sure for the majority of the members they do appreciate the opup, but I have noticed recently there is a surge of people keep on DEMANDING opups and make it sound like CX owes them this benefit.

Also as for the above conduct, all I can say is that it makes me feel shameful to be in the same club. You have absoultely NO basis of complaining. Rule is that only urself can get into the club. ALSO CX is the most accomodating airline in Oneworld allowing their own Ruby members to have access into the lounge! No other Oneworld airlines have lounge access for the eqv membership.

cxfan1960 Jun 24, 07 8:30 am


Originally Posted by Dave Marsh (Post 7949939)
ALSO CX is the most accomodating airline in Oneworld allowing their own Ruby members to have access into the lounge! No other Oneworld airlines have lounge access for the eqv membership.

An extreme case is AA. Non-AA OW SA/EM, but not AA PLT/EXP, can access AA lounges except for routes outside of the Americas. (Of course, these AA members have plenty of bonus miles and can use the extra miles to purchase lounge access.)

I have no complaint about MPC benefits.

jujube Jun 24, 07 9:37 am

I think it's fairly obvious that travel is up and capacity is tight - just look at the load factor and more biz travelers and those using their miles to upgrade to J have done so leaving opups a more rarity than in years past.

Sohoboy Jun 24, 07 9:40 am

[QUOTE=snowmilky;7949375]I did get in to the lounge, but I picked up more that 2 bottle water. ;) I recalled I took 4-5 cans of soft drink, some snack, etc. Put all of them in my computer bag and I met Mrs Snowmilky outside. They just watched me doing all these. Ha ha. BTW, it is the KA lounge.

If I were Mrs Snowmilky, I would be shame of you:td:


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