Upgrade emails offers FAQ

Old Feb 17, 19, 6:07 am
  #256  
Ambassador: Emirates Airlines
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 15,513
Originally Posted by A380 9K View Post
EK usually sends upgrade offers via email depending on availability..etc. These upgrades, however, come without neither lounge access nor chauffer. If your ticket is a revenue one( i.e. you haveít used miles to book it) then you can upgrade via EKís website using miles or cash. If you do so then you will get the chauffer as well as the lounge access.
Not for much longer!
DYKWIA is offline  
Old Apr 30, 19, 6:44 am
  #257  
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 98
Got an upgrade email for both my mom and nephew (different PNR due to different return date) for $450 from SIN-MEL leg.. not sure it's worth it, as it's only business class during the flight, other options (baggage allowance, priority check in, lounge access and etc) are the same as the ticket originally bought...
annielee is offline  
Old Apr 30, 19, 6:22 pm
  #258  
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 50
Originally Posted by annielee View Post
Got an upgrade email for both my mom and nephew (different PNR due to different return date) for $450 from SIN-MEL leg.. not sure it's worth it, as it's only business class during the flight, other options (baggage allowance, priority check in, lounge access and etc) are the same as the ticket originally bought...
You should get business class check in
F10GLA is offline  
Old May 4, 19, 3:15 am
  #259  
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Manchester/London, currently Tunisia
Programs: Skywards Plat, Bonvoy Plat
Posts: 605
Back on a flight BKK to LHR in a couple of days, having arrived in BKK by other means I am on a one way ticket. I had to purchase a Flex + ticket at a cost of £850 (the EK site was showing it was the last seat and is now sold out).

I have just received an miles upgrade offer... 25,000 miles for BKK-DXB or 14481 THB. Has any one ever received this as a gold member? It is the first upgrade offer I had had in years.

Seeing as I am on such an expensive economy ticket I am going to politely decline and hope for the Op up as the flight appears to be oversold. (All flights appear to be sold out departing on the 7th from BKK last time I checked!)
Will08 is offline  
Old May 4, 19, 5:12 am
  #260  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: DUB
Programs: EK Gold, BA Gold
Posts: 2,127
Originally Posted by Will08 View Post
Back on a flight BKK to LHR in a couple of days, having arrived in BKK by other means I am on a one way ticket. I had to purchase a Flex + ticket at a cost of £850 (the EK site was showing it was the last seat and is now sold out).

I have just received an miles upgrade offer... 25,000 miles for BKK-DXB or 14481 THB. Has any one ever received this as a gold member? It is the first upgrade offer I had had in years.

Seeing as I am on such an expensive economy ticket I am going to politely decline and hope for the Op up as the flight appears to be oversold. (All flights appear to be sold out departing on the 7th from BKK last time I checked!)
Looks like very high possibility of OpUp on that flight, so i would not take the offer
modularmayhem is offline  
Old May 4, 19, 5:20 am
  #261  
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Manchester/London, currently Tunisia
Programs: Skywards Plat, Bonvoy Plat
Posts: 605
Originally Posted by modularmayhem View Post
Looks like very high possibility of OpUp on that flight, so i would not take the offer
Yes definitely not, if I was on a cheap saver ticket I would consider it but Im not paying 1200 quid to fly half Y half J to LHR!
Will08 is offline  
Old May 4, 19, 5:36 am
  #262  
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 98
we did upgraded mom's ticket, and did get priority boarding (not check in coz the 1st flight still economy)
she did enjoyed and managed to get some sleep and even commented it's better than SQ business class :-)
another plus points, nephew got to sit in business class (with mom) for an hour before landing .. :-)
Originally Posted by F10GLA View Post
You should get business class check in
annielee is offline  
Old May 6, 19, 7:35 pm
  #263  
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Manchester/London, currently Tunisia
Programs: Skywards Plat, Bonvoy Plat
Posts: 605
Originally Posted by modularmayhem View Post
Looks like very high possibility of OpUp on that flight, so i would not take the offer
The gamble paid off, this time the Op-up came at check in - I asked for extra legroom and the lady completely ignored me and printed my boarding pass, handed it to me and said I think you will prefer this to extra legroom...
Tanzguy, Zol, S c 0 TT y and 4 others like this.
Will08 is offline  
Old Jun 12, 19, 10:46 am
  #264  
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Motherwell, UK
Programs: EK Blue QR Burgundy
Posts: 31
EK Upgrade Offer

I've been offered an upgrade on 2 sectors to J between GLA-BKK next month.
I'm not sure whether to choose GLA-DXB or DXB-BKK. Both are on the A380 with the first sector a day/evening flight and second an overnight/morning flight.
I understand there is no limo or lounge access but BKK airport is apparently having issues with a new fingerprint reader and J will give us fast track passes.
What would you do? Thanks
motherwell1991 is offline  
Old Jun 12, 19, 12:37 pm
  #265  
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 909
Route: Seattle to Dubai, on the 777. Originally booked an economy saver ticket U class (which earns me 50% on alaska miles, so approx 3000 alaska miles).

Just got an email upgrade offer for $790 (one-way) - if I take it, will it change the ticket fareclass to earn the higher rate of 225% alaska miles on any business fareclass (approx 15000 alaska miles)? How can I make sure of this before committing? The price is only justifiable to me if I get the extra miles otherwise its a bit out of my budget. Also I've flown emirates/other business class before many times so its not that much of a wow-factor for me anymore, plus i'm pretty short so overall economy seat is ... fine. But ofcourse having a mostly-flat bed for a 14 hour flight is nice, just not $790 nice.

Also, this email offer is about 2 weeks out. If I wait till 48 hours and try to upgrade at checkin, from people's experience are the email offers higher or lower than the checkin offers?
nomiiiii is offline  
Old Jun 12, 19, 1:36 pm
  #266  
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: SAN
Posts: 832
Originally Posted by motherwell1991 View Post
I've been offered an upgrade on 2 sectors to J between GLA-BKK next month.
I'm not sure whether to choose GLA-DXB or DXB-BKK. Both are on the A380 with the first sector a day/evening flight and second an overnight/morning flight.
I understand there is no limo or lounge access but BKK airport is apparently having issues with a new fingerprint reader and J will give us fast track passes.
What would you do? Thanks
Are you OK with posting the offer? I have found limited information on what offers Emirates provides pre-check-in. Did this offer get emailed to you or did you just happen across it in the app? How many days before your flight?

Thanks
TD
Traveler Dave is offline  
Old Jun 12, 19, 2:57 pm
  #267  
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Motherwell, UK
Programs: EK Blue QR Burgundy
Posts: 31
Offer from GLA-DXB was £379pp and DXB-BKK was £284pp. Flights are 25th and 26thJuly.
Offers were via email.
Traveler Dave likes this.

Last edited by motherwell1991; Jun 12, 19 at 2:59 pm Reason: additional info
motherwell1991 is offline  
Old Jun 12, 19, 3:07 pm
  #268  
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Boston, MA
Programs: EK Gold, A3 *G, AB Gold, Jetblue Mosaic
Posts: 879
Originally Posted by nomiiiii View Post
Route: Seattle to Dubai, on the 777. Originally booked an economy saver ticket U class (which earns me 50% on alaska miles, so approx 3000 alaska miles).

Just got an email upgrade offer for $790 (one-way) - if I take it, will it change the ticket fareclass to earn the higher rate of 225% alaska miles on any business fareclass (approx 15000 alaska miles)? How can I make sure of this before committing? The price is only justifiable to me if I get the extra miles otherwise its a bit out of my budget. Also I've flown emirates/other business class before many times so its not that much of a wow-factor for me anymore, plus i'm pretty short so overall economy seat is ... fine. But ofcourse having a mostly-flat bed for a 14 hour flight is nice, just not $790 nice.

Also, this email offer is about 2 weeks out. If I wait till 48 hours and try to upgrade at checkin, from people's experience are the email offers higher or lower than the checkin offers?
IIRC you should earn the original ticketed amount. Emirates upgrade book into D class. As an aside, $790 is the lowest amount i've heard of for USA-DXB upgrade email offer. Usually $1000 is the standard amount but might have something to do with the new fare bucket introduced this week that mirrors the email upgrade offer.
kq747 is offline  
Old Jun 12, 19, 3:48 pm
  #269  
Ambassador, Emirates
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: LGW / AMS / CPT
Programs: SA KL BA EK
Posts: 3,060
Originally Posted by kq747 View Post
IIRC you should earn the original ticketed amount. Emirates upgrade book into D class. As an aside, $790 is the lowest amount i've heard of for USA-DXB upgrade email offer. Usually $1000 is the standard amount but might have something to do with the new fare bucket introduced this week that mirrors the email upgrade offer.
Email upgrade offers book into P bucket. The amount does not change when time passes on. But once P bucket is sold out, the offer is no longer available to you, so one waits at oneís peril! If you think itís worth it, take it. If not, then just move on.
And yes, on an EK ticket email upgrade you get the Skywards for the original ticket, not anything more. I presume itís the same for tickets originating elsewhere, but I have no experience with that. Finally, no lounge access and no chauffeur drive.
thijsseh is offline  
Old Jun 12, 19, 3:55 pm
  #270  
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Boston, MA
Programs: EK Gold, A3 *G, AB Gold, Jetblue Mosaic
Posts: 879
Originally Posted by thijsseh View Post
Email upgrade offers book into P bucket.
Thanks for the correction
kq747 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: