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Please post your 2017 Operational Upgrade Experiences in this thread.

Around the middle of 2016, Emirates modified their Operational Upgrade Policy favouring type of ticket over status holders, giving non status passengers on Flex and Flex Plus tickets an advantage over (for example) Silver members on a Saver ticket. During the latter half of 2016, less Op Ups were reported but we would still like to hear when they happen.

Link to the 2015/2016 thread: Please Post Your Operational Upgrade Experiences - 2015/2016

Please use the following format for ease of reading and of course, discussion is still welcome.

Example:

Upgrade given: Y - J

Upgrade location: Gate

Route: BKK-DXB

Flight number: EK385

Type of ticket: Saver

Date of travel: 040115

Tier status: Gold

Tier miles to date: 18,000

Skywards miles balance: 80,000

Number of pax on the same PNR (Including OP): 1

Number of pax upgraded: 1

Safe & Happy Travels and May The Upgrade Gods Look Upon You.

Saltire74
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Old Jan 2, 17, 2:40 am
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Your Operational Upgrades Experience 2017 - Please Post Here

Hi All

Another new thread for 2017. Please post your 2017 Operational Upgrade experiences here.

Please see the wiki for format details for ease of reading. Of course, discussion is welcome too.

Safe & Happy Travels

Saltire74
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Old Jan 2, 17, 2:44 am
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Join Date: Oct 2015
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Originally Posted by Saltire74 View Post
Of course, discussion is welcome too.
Is it? We had a few people get a bit annoyed by our posts last year when we were discussing and not postiing op-up stats

Assume you're still working on the wiki?
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Old Jan 2, 17, 2:53 am
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Originally Posted by skywardhunter View Post
Is it? We had a few people get a bit annoyed by our posts last year when we were discussing and not postiing op-up stats

Assume you're still working on the wiki?
Discussion of OpUps is always welcome . It would be rather boring and jealousy inducing for us poor FTers that have never had an OpUp and given the less reporting, we need to talk about it to set the OpUp world to rights.

Wiki done.

S
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Old Jan 2, 17, 5:07 am
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Join Date: Sep 2012
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The op-up gods have been smiling on me lately (or maybe it's that I've ended up with a lot of flex-plus legs) but this is upgrade #4 out of 6 flights in the last two weeks.

Upgrade given: Y - J
Upgrade location: Check-in
Route: DXB-BAH
Flight number: EK833
Type of ticket: Flex-Plus
Date of travel: 01 Jan
Tier status: Gold
Tier miles to date: 90,ish
Skywards miles balance: 185,ish
Number of pax on the same PNR (Including OP): 1
Number of pax upgraded: 1

Last edited by kmd0506; Jan 2, 17 at 7:18 am Reason: updated to avoid confusion per wiki update/discussion below
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Old Jan 2, 17, 5:14 am
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Join Date: Oct 2015
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Originally Posted by kmd0506 View Post
The op-up gods have been smiling on me lately (or maybe it's that I've ended up with a lot of flex-plus legs) but this is upgrade #4 out of 6 flights in the last two weeks.

Upgrade given: Y - J
Upgrade location: Check-in
Route: DXB-BAH
Flight number: EK833
Type of ticket: Flex-Plus
Date of travel: 01 Jan
Tier status: Gold
Tier miles to date: 90,ish
Skywards miles balance: 185,ish
Number of pax on the same PNR: 0
I think number of pax on same PNR should include yourself, so 1. I noticed some posters posting 0 in the old thread also, which then makes it confusing if a 1 actually means 1 or 2. Maybe it should be rephrased number of other pax.
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Old Jan 2, 17, 5:31 am
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Originally Posted by skywardhunter View Post
I think number of pax on same PNR should include yourself, so 1. I noticed some posters posting 0 in the old thread also, which then makes it confusing if a 1 actually means 1 or 2. Maybe it should be rephrased number of other pax.
I see what you're saying and have thought that myself at times. I'll change the wiki to say:
No. Of Pax On PNR (Incl. Op):
No. Of Pax Upgraded:

S

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Old Jan 6, 17, 10:25 am
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Join Date: Jun 2010
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Programs: EK Gold, A3 *G, AB Gold, Jetblue Mosaic
Posts: 909
Upgrade given: Y - J
Upgrade location: Gate
Route: DXB-JFK
Flight number: EK201
Type of ticket: Flex
Date of travel: 05 Jan 17
Tier status: Silver
Tier miles to date: 11,000
Skywards miles balance: 80,000
Number of pax on the same PNR (Including OP): 1
Number of pax upgraded: 1
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Old Jan 8, 17, 12:57 am
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Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Economy, mostly :(
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I want to record my prediction here, 8 days to go until this flight, EF showing Y0 J7, EK website showing Y sold out, I am on a Flex fare with Gold, I predict I will receive an op-up, let's see what happens!

(Caveat: I've ordered a SPML which I don't usually, curious if this affects it, see: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/emira...challenge.html)

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Old Jan 8, 17, 1:24 am
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Originally Posted by skywardhunter View Post
EK website showing Y sold out, I am on a Flex fare with Gold, I predict I will receive an op-up, let's see what happens!
I built my hopes up being in this position on two flights yesterday. Unfortunately I ended up with zero from two. I hope you fare better.
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Old Jan 8, 17, 1:26 am
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Join Date: Oct 2015
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Originally Posted by ft101 View Post
I built my hopes up being in this position on two flights yesterday. Unfortunately I ended up with zero from two. I hope you fare better.
>50% success rate on this route (in both directions) over the past year!
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Old Jan 8, 17, 3:00 am
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Originally Posted by skywardhunter View Post
>50% success rate on this route (in both directions) over the past year!
You are asking for trouble being that confident.

I have zero faith in EK op ups these days so I pay for the class I want to fly in.
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Old Jan 8, 17, 3:05 am
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Originally Posted by m3red View Post
You are asking for trouble being that confident.

I have zero faith in EK op ups these days so I pay for the class I want to fly in.
I'm 2/2 on this route since the policy change!
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Old Jan 14, 17, 2:04 am
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Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 99
Upgrade given: Y - J
Upgrade location: Gate
Route: DXB-AMS
Flight number: EK147
Type of ticket: Flex
Date of travel: 12 jan
Tier status: Silver
Tier miles to date: 31000
Skywards miles balance: 37000
Number of pax upgraded: 1
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Old Jan 14, 17, 4:20 am
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Join Date: Jan 2017
Programs: Skywards
Posts: 57
Upgrade given: Y - J
Upgrade location: check in
Route: FRA - DXB
Flight number: EK048
Type of ticket: Flex
Date of travel: 04 jan
Tier status: gold
Tier miles to date: 51,000
Skywards miles balance: 40,000
Number of pax upgraded: 2 (travel partner is silver)
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Old Jan 14, 17, 7:45 am
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Join Date: Feb 2016
Programs: MM, EK, AB/EY, HH, SPG, etc.
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Flew DXB-LHR on Jan 11 in Y Flex Plus (not because of upgrade policy, but because no other fare was available and I needed to take that flight) as EK Plat, remained in Y while an EK Gold (no idea which Y fare basis) was bumped up to J...
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