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Please post your 2018 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 2017 thread: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/emir...ost-here.html#

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 Mar 5, 18, 10:28 pm
  #31  
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Economy, mostly :(
Programs: Skywards Gold
Posts: 7,800
Originally Posted by viraj737 View Post
I was on EK570 today (6th March), Y was 295/304 and there were still quite a few op-ups? How did that happen? J went 41/42 until last minute a service inspector came onboard and F was 4/8
How do you know the loads? Perhaps there were standby staff that hopped on at the last minute or inop Y seats. As a 5xx series flight I'm guessing India or thereabouts so wouldn't have been blocked for crew rest
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Old Mar 6, 18, 8:02 am
  #32  
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Programs: Emirates Skywards Gold, Jet Airways JetPrivilege Platinum
Posts: 88
Checked with the lounge agent for the load... Yeah EK570 is DXB-CCU
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Old Mar 10, 18, 11:02 pm
  #33  
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Toronto, ON
Programs: AS MVPG75k, Delta Platinum Medallion, AA Platinum, Accor Platinum, Hyatt Globalist
Posts: 95
Upgrade Given: Y to J
Upgrade Location: Gate
Route: BKK-DXB
Flight: 385 (the 01:05 flight)
Type of Ticket: Economy Flex
Travel Date: Yesterday, March 10th
Not a member of Skywards, and this was my very first flight with Emirates! Made the second leg of my journey in Y a bit of a let down .
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Old Mar 12, 18, 8:22 am
  #34  
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 194
Then you need to register quickly for Skywards
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Old Mar 12, 18, 9:42 am
  #35  
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Cape Town
Programs: BA Exec Gold , Emirates Skywards Plat , SAA Voyager Silver.
Posts: 1,577
Originally Posted by ralph4878 View Post
Upgrade Given: Y to J
Upgrade Location: Gate
Route: BKK-DXB
Flight: 385 (the 01:05 flight)
Type of Ticket: Economy Flex
Travel Date: Yesterday, March 10th
Not a member of Skywards, and this was my very first flight with Emirates! Made the second leg of my journey in Y a bit of a let down .
Bet that was a nice surprise, surprised there was no other silver/gold/plat tier members onboard within the flex or flex plus fare bucket ?
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Old Mar 12, 18, 10:01 am
  #36  
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: MAN DXB ✈️
Programs: Skywards Gold
Posts: 6,583
Originally Posted by Flame3601 View Post
Bet that was a nice surprise, surprised there was no other silver/gold/plat tier members onboard within the flex or flex plus fare bucket ?
more likely they ran out of those to upgrade...
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Old Mar 12, 18, 10:27 am
  #37  
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Cape Town
Programs: BA Exec Gold , Emirates Skywards Plat , SAA Voyager Silver.
Posts: 1,577
Originally Posted by m3red View Post


more likely they ran out of those to upgrade...
Now that slipped my mind.
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Old Mar 13, 18, 8:59 am
  #38  
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Dubai, Budapest, Colombo, London
Programs: EK Platinum, EY Silver
Posts: 135
Upgrade given: Y - J
Upgrade location: Lounge
Route: DXB-BUD
Flight number: EK111
Type of ticket: ECONOMY FLEX
Date of travel: 2nd March 2018
Tier status: Gold
Tier miles to date: c.70k
Skywards miles balance: c.25k
Number of pax on the same PNR (Including OP): 1
Number of pax upgraded: 1

The flight was -14 in Y the day before so I reckoned I had a decent chance of a op-up being on flex. I was at the lounge and around T-90 minutes I got a text (and email) saying I was upgraded. Collected my boarding pass in the lounge, changed my seat and was off to the races.
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Old Mar 14, 18, 6:44 am
  #39  
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: JP & UK
Programs: EK Skywards
Posts: 80
NRT-DXB

28 Feb, 18
EK319 NRT-DXB as first segment of NRT-MAN
Economy Flex Plus to Business
Skywards Gold, approx 80K miles.
Upgraded while in lounge, when I went to reception to ask about on time status. Otherwise would have been upgraded at gate, I think.
Had been offered upgrade (cabin only, no extra baggage or miles) by email 3 days before for 360 but did not take it up.
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Old Mar 19, 18, 4:46 am
  #40  
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Staffordshire UK
Programs: FB LT Plat, BA LTG, LH HON
Posts: 273
Upgrade Given: J to F
Upgrade Location: Gate
Route: DXB-MAN
Flight: 017
Type of Ticket: Business Flex
Tier status: Gold
Travel Date: March 18th
Spoke to Purser who said the flight was absolutely rammed, with a lot of upgrades, although F was far from full. Strangely enough, my only other (two) Opups on Emirates have been on EK017 when flying on a Sunday.
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Old Mar 19, 18, 5:47 am
  #41  
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Toronto, ON
Programs: AS MVPG75k, Delta Platinum Medallion, AA Platinum, Accor Platinum, Hyatt Globalist
Posts: 95
Originally Posted by Flame3601 View Post
Bet that was a nice surprise, surprised there was no other silver/gold/plat tier members onboard within the flex or flex plus fare bucket ?
It was a very nice surprise, considering how exhausted I was given the long day I had. It also made the Y seat from DXB to CDG such a let down!
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Old Mar 21, 18, 4:30 pm
  #42  
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Economy, mostly :(
Programs: Skywards Gold
Posts: 7,800
Upgrade Given: Y to J
Upgrade Location: mobile BP updated @ T-75
Route: DXB-HKG
Flight: EK382
Type of Ticket: Economy Flex
Tier status: Gold
Travel Date: 22 March

Last minute (booked 4 days ago) 3-day trip to HKG from CPT all in Y, so appreciate the op-uo. Haven't actually boarded yet so may be a bit premature in case they rescind it but that's never happened before that I've noticed. Definitely a nice one, A380 and a 7h+ flight overnight!
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Old Mar 21, 18, 6:14 pm
  #43  
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Cape Town
Programs: BA Exec Gold , Emirates Skywards Plat , SAA Voyager Silver.
Posts: 1,577
Originally Posted by skywardhunter View Post
Upgrade Given: Y to J
Upgrade Location: mobile BP updated @ T-75
Route: DXB-HKG
Flight: EK382
Type of Ticket: Economy Flex
Tier status: Gold
Travel Date: 22 March

Last minute (booked 4 days ago) 3-day trip to HKG from CPT all in Y, so appreciate the op-uo. Haven't actually boarded yet so may be a bit premature in case they rescind it but that's never happened before that I've noticed. Definitely a nice one, A380 and a 7h+ flight overnight!
Nice, cough cough another J bar pic cough cough .
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Old Mar 22, 18, 12:23 am
  #44  
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Location: LGW / AMS / CPT
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Originally Posted by Flame3601 View Post
Nice, cough cough another J bar pic cough cough .
If you are able to make it to a CPT 'do' one day, you might get added to our WhatsApp group. In which case you would already have seen said bar picture!
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Old Mar 22, 18, 12:49 am
  #45  
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Economy, mostly :(
Programs: Skywards Gold
Posts: 7,800
Originally Posted by Flame3601 View Post
Nice, cough cough another J bar pic cough cough .
Originally Posted by thijsseh View Post
If you are able to make it to a CPT 'do' one day, you might get added to our WhatsApp group. In which case you would already have seen said bar picture!
Flame has seen it on Insta. New one coming later today, went and got one just for you, Flame. FA tending bar was from Pretoria, nontheless
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