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Zol Dec 28, 17 12:43 pm

Your Operational Upgrades Experience 2018 - Please Post Here
 
Hi All

Another new thread for 2018, please post your 2018 Operational Upgrade experiences here.

Refer to wiki for format details

thijsseh Jan 14, 18 8:10 am

Is this really the first one of the year? Maybe I'm doing this wrong and the process for 'WiKi' is different... No clue..:confused:

Anyway, here goes:

Upgrade given: Y - J
Upgrade location: Gate
Route: DXB-LGW
Flight number: EK11
Type of ticket: ECONOMY FLEX
Date of travel: 14th-jan-2018
Tier status: Silver
Tier miles to date: 26250
Skywards miles balance: 47000
Number of pax on the same PNR (Including OP): 1
Number of pax upgraded: 1

No myself, but Mrs t.
Quite surprising, a (relatively) lowly silver on a Flex ticket. No idea how many opups there were, not being an avgeek (just married to one), she does not look out for that sort of detail. Looked at the new BP when waiting for the lift (A9) and thought: 'cool, I must take the other lift'
We usually fly J on this route so she was very chuffed this morning to tell me the upgrade Gods had smiled upon her and dropped her in 15J.

XXTSGR Jan 14, 18 10:57 am


Originally Posted by thijsseh (Post 29291285)
Is this really the first one of the year? Maybe I'm doing this wrong and the process for 'WiKi' is different... No clue..:confused:

Anyway, here goes:

Upgrade given: Y - J
Upgrade location: Gate
Route: DXB-LGW
Flight number: EK11
Type of ticket: ECONOMY FLEX
Date of travel: 14th-jan-2018
Tier status: Silver
Tier miles to date: 26250
Skywards miles balance: 47000
Number of pax on the same PNR (Including OP): 1
Number of pax upgraded: 1

No myself, but Mrs t.
Quite surprising, a (relatively) lowly silver on a Flex ticket. No idea how many opups there were, not being an avgeek (just married to one), she does not look out for that sort of detail. Looked at the new BP when waiting for the lift (A9) and thought: 'cool, I must take the other lift'
We usually fly J on this route so she was very chuffed this morning to tell me the upgrade Gods had smiled upon her and dropped her in 15J.

Nice one!

mannimagus Jan 19, 18 10:20 pm

Upgrade given: J-F
Upgrade location: Gate
Route: BLR-DXB
Flight number: EK567
Type of ticket: Business Flex
Date of travel: 17th-Jan-2018
Tier status: Gold
Tier miles to date: 36935
Skywards miles balance: 110598
Number of pax on the same PNR (Including OP): 1
Number of pax upgraded: 1

diss50 Jan 24, 18 9:32 am

Bit of a backdated entry due to thread closure (2017).

Upgrade given: Y - J
Upgrade location: Gate
Route: DXB-SYD
Flight number: EK414
Type of ticket: Economy Flex
Date of travel: 24th Dec 2017
Tier status: Silver
Tier miles to date: 26,150
Skywards miles balance: 42,485
Number of pax on the same PNR (Including OP): 2 (both Silver)
Number of pax upgraded: 2

XXTSGR Jan 24, 18 11:17 am


Originally Posted by diss50 (Post 29333719)
Bit of a backdated entry due to thread closure (2017).

Upgrade given: Y - J
Upgrade location: Gate
Route: DXB-SYD
Flight number: EK414
Type of ticket: Economy Flex
Date of travel: 24th Dec 2017
Tier status: Silver
Tier miles to date: 26,150
Skywards miles balance: 42,485
Number of pax on the same PNR (Including OP): 2 (both Silver)
Number of pax upgraded: 2

Nice one - Christmas gift, I guess!

diss50 Jan 24, 18 5:30 pm


Originally Posted by XXTSGR (Post 29334175)
Nice one - Christmas gift, I guess!

Definitely a welcome surprise! Flight in Y was loaded. I wasn’t complaining and a nice way to enjoy our flight over Christmas Day!

djh1959 Jan 24, 18 11:27 pm

My first post, so please be gentle

Upgrade given: Y to J
Upgrade Location: Gate
Route: DXB SIN
Flight Number: EK404
Type of Ticket: Economy Flex
Date of Travel: 17th January 2018
Tier Status: Silver
Tier Miles to date: 24000 and a bit

Three days later:

Upgrade given: Y to J
Upgrade Location: Checking in at airport
Route: SIN MEL
Flight Number: EK404
Type of Ticket: Economy Flex
Date of Travel: 20th January 2018
Tier Status: Silver
Tier Miles to date: 24000 and a bit

thijsseh Jan 24, 18 11:57 pm


Originally Posted by djh1959 (Post 29336578)
My first post, so please be gentle

Upgrade given: Y to J
Upgrade Location: Gate
Route: DXB SIN
Flight Number: EK404
Type of Ticket: Economy Flex
Date of Travel: 17th January 2018
Tier Status: Silver
Tier Miles to date: 24000 and a bit

Three days later:

Upgrade given: Y to J
Upgrade Location: Checking in at airport
Route: SIN MEL
Flight Number: EK404
Type of Ticket: Economy Flex
Date of Travel: 20th January 2018
Tier Status: Silver
Tier Miles to date: 24000 and a bit

That's very good!
Economy Flex / Silver is not a combination which screams for up-ops. So to get two in a row brings 'hen's teeth' to mind.

djh1959 Jan 30, 18 12:30 am

That is exactly what we thought. I seriously doubt it will ever happen again, but we certainly enjoyed it while we could.

We had upgraded our MEL DXB leg using virtually all of our points. We also got an email offer for the DXB SIN leg, but we didn't accept it as it was too expensive for a 7 hour flight. So glad we didn't seeing as we got upgraded anyway.

kq747 Jan 30, 18 8:04 am


Originally Posted by thijsseh (Post 29336658)
That's very good!
Economy Flex / Silver is not a combination which screams for up-ops. So to get two in a row brings 'hen's teeth' to mind.

I received more op ups as a silver on Y flex (including to JFK which is pretty status heavy) than I have as a gold but of course that depends on whether flights were overbooked or not

nwe Feb 2, 18 6:22 am

In the last three EK flights this is the second upgrade

Upgrade given: J to F
Upgrade Location: Checkin
Route: DUS DXB
Flight Number: EK58
Type of Ticket: Business Flex
Date of Travel: 1st February
Tier Status: Blue
Tier Miles to date: 24500

I received the upgrade at check in and my colleague who is also Blue (same fare) received it at the lounge. We asked at check in when I received mine and confirmed he was next on the list for an OpUp which happened about an hour later.

XXTSGR Feb 2, 18 7:38 am


Originally Posted by nwe (Post 29370841)
In the last three EK flights this is the second upgrade

Upgrade given: J to F
Upgrade Location: Checkin
Route: DUS DXB
Flight Number: EK58
Type of Ticket: Business Flex
Date of Travel: 1st February
Tier Status: Blue
Tier Miles to date: 24500

I received the upgrade at check in and my colleague who is also Blue (same fare) received it at the lounge. We asked at check in when I received mine and confirmed he was next on the list for an OpUp which happened about an hour later.

^

NeatStuff Feb 3, 18 2:23 am

Upgrade given: Y to J
Upgrade Location: Loung
Route: IST DXB
Flight Number: EK122
Type of Ticket: Economy Flex
Date of Travel: 7 Jan
Tier Status: Gold
Tier Miles to date: 70000

Flight was heavily overbooked (-20+ in Y). I asked at check in and they said I was 3rd on the list with 3 J class seats left.They said they will let me know in the lounge. I kept checking EF and saw the free seats on the map disappear one by one. When the final one went, I checked MMB and my seat was unassigned. A few minutes later they asked for me on the lounge PA and handed over the new BP.

rebr Feb 4, 18 11:16 pm

Upgrade given: Y - J
Upgrade location: Gate
Route: DXB-BOM
Flight number: EK508
Type of ticket: Economy Flex
Date of travel: 2 Feb 18
Tier status: Gold
Tier miles to date: 52000


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