Upgrade emails offers FAQ

Old Jan 8, 12, 5:34 am
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Originally Posted by ft101 View Post
OT but A6-EGG joined the fleet on 11th October and made first flight on 14th October flying EK420 DXB-PER.

Source: http://theeksource.com/october2011.html

oops, my bad
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Old Jan 9, 12, 5:07 am
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4 years with over 200k tier miles (mostly J) each year (so lots of sectors) and never received a single upgrade e-mail.

Must be totally random. Either that or they have some sort of a policy that does not send it to Golds because they figure that they could pay full price anyway??
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Old Jan 9, 12, 7:52 am
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Originally Posted by Brussels traveller View Post
4 years with over 200k tier miles (mostly J) each year (so lots of sectors) and never received a single upgrade e-mail.

Must be totally random. Either that or they have some sort of a policy that does not send it to Golds because they figure that they could pay full price anyway??
I have had upgrade offer emails when I was silver. None in the last 3 years when I have been gold.
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Old Jan 9, 12, 7:23 pm
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Originally Posted by ukdoctor View Post
I have had upgrade offer emails when I was silver. None in the last 3 years when I have been gold.
For what it is worth I have never had one in six years of being Gold ...
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Old Jan 10, 12, 4:17 am
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Originally Posted by mrtdxb View Post
For what it is worth I have never had one in six years of being Gold ...
mrtdxb you don't get those when flying F
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Old Jan 10, 12, 5:44 am
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Originally Posted by mrtdxb View Post
For what it is worth I have never had one in six years of being Gold ...
What??? Do you want to be upgraded to the cockpit????You fly F anyway!!!
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Old Jan 10, 12, 9:04 am
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Originally Posted by ukdoctor View Post
What??? Do you want to be upgraded to the cockpit????You fly F anyway!!!
Ahhh, is that is what is the other side of that locked door near the toilets? - I thought it was a special Premier Class and always wanted to try it!

I have flown J a few times I promise (when F was full) so I suppose they did not need to send any upgrade offers ... I guess I just feel left out sometimes!
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Old Jan 10, 12, 11:36 pm
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Originally Posted by ukdoctor View Post
I have had upgrade offer emails when I was silver. None in the last 3 years when I have been gold.
Interesting that none of the Golds seem to be getting the upgrade e-mails. Any Golds on here who have received them?
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Old Jan 11, 12, 12:25 am
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Originally Posted by Brussels traveller View Post
Interesting that none of the Golds seem to be getting the upgrade e-mails. Any Golds on here who have received them?
I have once shortly after becoming gold, but after that I haven't been flying that much in economy so it's hard to tell whether that was just a system error or something else.
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Old Jan 11, 12, 1:30 am
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Originally Posted by Brussels traveller View Post
Interesting that none of the Golds seem to be getting the upgrade e-mails. Any Golds on here who have received them?
Yes. Multiple times.
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Old Jan 11, 12, 6:57 am
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I have only recevied one in 4 years as Gold.

Friend who is gold just got their first one last week for DXB-PEK for1750AED (Y to J) I checked Expert flyer and looked like all signs of being overbooked Y and empty J -- It was in the end and he was op-up'd
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Old Jan 11, 12, 1:25 pm
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Just from reading this forum it seems that Y->J offers are much more common than J->F ones and a good % of the gold pax here fly paid J and/or F at least some of the time so the sample is a bit skewed.
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Old Jan 11, 12, 1:36 pm
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Originally Posted by sadiqhassan View Post
Just from reading this forum it seems that Y->J offers are much more common than J->F ones and a good % of the gold pax here fly paid J and/or F at least some of the time so the sample is a bit skewed.
I think you are right. It's only the noobs/ non FTers who are being sent the upgrade offers. I protest. Shall we all go and occupy the emirates office at DXB to protest against this discrimination.
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Old Jan 11, 12, 2:39 pm
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Originally Posted by ukdoctor View Post
I think you are right. It's only the noobs/ non FTers who are being sent the upgrade offers. I protest. Shall we all go and occupy the emirates office at DXB to protest against this discrimination.
I can't recall of ever receiving an offer to upgrade from J-F (and I'm pretty sure EK don't do this) but don't quote me on it. However, I have received plenty of email offers from Y-J. If the flight looks busy down the back - I refuse the email offer and each time I have done that, have been op-upped anyway.
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Old Jan 11, 12, 3:28 pm
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Originally Posted by eightblack View Post
I can't recall of ever receiving an offer to upgrade from J-F (and I'm pretty sure EK don't do this) but don't quote me on it. However, I have received plenty of email offers from Y-J. If the flight looks busy down the back - I refuse the email offer and each time I have done that, have been op-upped anyway.
Is that generally the only time offers are sent or can they be / are they also sent when Y AND J is empty. I'm sure the sample size for this is even smaller since an EK flight empty in J/Y is almost unheard of!
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