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chances of being offered online paid upgrade?

Old Sep 1, 14, 9:01 am
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chances of being offered online paid upgrade?

Hi -

What are my chances of being offered an online paid upgrade from Economy to Business?

Am flying JFK-DXB-SIN on 8 Sept 2014 (depart next Monday) on Economy Flex fare

Per ExpertFlyer, 19 seats remain open in Business for leg 1 (EK202, A380), and 7 seats open in Business for leg 2 (EK352, B773)

Economy is very, very open for both flights (how can they fly planes so empty?)

Two weeks ago, at T-4 days, was offered $1000US to upgrade to Business JFK-DXB on a Economy >Saver< fare (took it ... assigned 7A (A380) ... slept 8 hours without interruption ... heavenly!)

Thanks in advance for your comments -
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Old Sep 1, 14, 9:06 am
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EF is not an accurate figure and only a rough guide. I've been upgraded on flights that look wide open in Y.

Its best use is for snagging D class or Z class upgrade seats.

Offers are very random and usually get sent to blue or silver members rather than golds and plats.
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Old Sep 1, 14, 9:13 am
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Originally Posted by m3red View Post
Offers are very random and usually get sent to blue or silver members rather than golds and plats.
Well, that's me - Blue (and bruised!)
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Old Sep 1, 14, 9:26 am
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Even if you don't get that email, land up early for check-in and see if they are offering paid upgrades to J.
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Old Sep 1, 14, 2:29 pm
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Originally Posted by jackiedada View Post
land up early for check-in
I had never heard the expression 'land up' until today ... one never knows what could be learned on FT!
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Old Sep 1, 14, 3:04 pm
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Yep ......

You need to land up, check in, go through, get on, push back, and then ..... take off
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