Charges for cancelling upgrade?

Old Jun 14, 12, 1:20 am
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Charges for cancelling upgrade?

I recently called Emirates reservations from Sydney to cancel an upgrade from Y to C I had previously made with miles. Seems I got a male agent in Sydney who told me it would cost me GBP 75 to revert to my original booking, even though there were seats available in the booking class. I thought ... and kindly declined the offer.

I later called again, spoke to someone in an Indian call centre and the change back to Y class was made quickly and without charge.

So what's going on?
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Old Jun 14, 12, 1:37 am
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One of the agents is at fault. Though I'm inclined to think that the first one assumed a ticket re-issue fee was due, whereas the second didn't see that as needed.

I've never cancelled an upgrade before though once I had to change dates on an upgraded ticket and the agent insisted I had to pay a re-issue fee since the original ticket conditions apply as I was told .

Thinking of it now, upgrading the inbound portion of a saver ticket will not extend the ticket's validity. So perhaps you got away with it
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Old Jun 14, 12, 1:45 am
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Changed an J upgrade back to Y on the JNB-DXB route because of change of aircraft (380>777) without any problems or charges.
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Old Jun 14, 12, 4:08 am
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There is no charge for cancelling an upgrade and reverting to your original booking. The agent was mistaken
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Old Jun 14, 12, 9:29 am
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Yes, it's supposed to be free, it's somewhere in the T&Cs.
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Old Jun 14, 12, 10:40 am
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Many (all?) EK fare rules say something along the line of "do not charge change fee for skywards upgrades."
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