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Do stewardess know if you got a free upgrade?

Old Jul 9, 18, 1:01 pm
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Do stewardess know if you got a free upgrade?

When you book a business class seat either on full price, discounted, miles upgrade or free upgrade do the stewardess on board know if you payed full price or got it for free? Has anyone ever noticed a difference in treatment?

Just wondering.
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Old Jul 9, 18, 1:15 pm
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Originally Posted by zentravelbuddy View Post
When you book a business class seat either on full price, discounted, miles upgrade or free upgrade do the stewardess on board know if you payed full price or got it for free? Has anyone ever noticed a difference in treatment?

Just wondering.
operational op ups the purser will know, aside from that miles upgrades before they won’t know (they may suspect looking at loads). Treatment isn’t different but I’ve been on the receiving end of being full fare plat in f getting less well treated than passengers who have been upgraded which sucked.
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Old Jul 9, 18, 1:18 pm
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Certain types of mainfest printout indicate this, but generally no they can't. As m3red says, the purser can see
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Old Jul 9, 18, 4:41 pm
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Short answer is yes - the crew are aware of who has been op-upped - plus the crew will know via KIS devices etc that you are not eligible to upgrade onboard (either paid or with miles - i.e. you can't be op-upped Y to J then upgrade onboard from J to F).

Miles upgrade (pre-flight) will also show (or they crew will be able to tell you are not on a Rev ticket) as it will show you are not eligible for further upgrade onboard (paid or miles).

Crew will also know (if they choose to look) which kind of a ticket you're on (Flex v Saver etc) as it will again show how many miles / cash you need for onboard upgrade.
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Old Jul 9, 18, 5:05 pm
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There hasn't been a stewardess for 35 years. So, no.
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Old Jul 10, 18, 3:40 am
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There hasn't been a stewardess for 35 years. So, no.
You only had stewards on your flights all this time? The EK flights I have been on have been 80%+ stewardesses for me. :P
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Old Jul 10, 18, 7:27 am
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Originally Posted by Often1 View Post
There hasn't been a stewardess for 35 years. So, no.
Almost the same time we haven’t had Christmas...
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Old Jul 10, 18, 9:32 am
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Is it air-hostess then ?
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Old Jul 10, 18, 12:53 pm
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It's easy to guess when the carry-on baggage flashes a business class tag, and when the pax pass fifteen minutes taking selfies :-) :-)

This said, IMHO, full rev, half rev, cash upgrade or miles upgrade should have the same treatment, as they somehow "paid" for it.
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Old Jul 10, 18, 2:26 pm
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Originally Posted by zentravelbuddy View Post
When you book a business class seat either on full price, discounted, miles upgrade or free upgrade do the stewardess on board know if you payed full price or got it for free? Has anyone ever noticed a difference in treatment?

Just wondering.
They will know. There will be an "Involuntary Upgrade" printed next to your name in the manifest which is sometimes stuck in the galley. The purser always knows on his/ her tablet.
Do they care? Not really. I have never experienced any difference in service when I was op-ed up to when I was a fare paying pax.
Should you care? Absolutely not - just enjoy the service in your upgraded class
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Old Jul 10, 18, 4:11 pm
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Originally Posted by JamesKidd View Post
Is it air-hostess then ?
No, they have been called ‘flight attendants’ for quite a long time now.
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Old Jul 10, 18, 4:49 pm
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Up until recently Emirates still used the term Senior Flight Steward/ess before changing to Cabin Supervisor.
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Old Jul 10, 18, 6:43 pm
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Originally Posted by thijsseh View Post


No, they have been called ‘flight attendants’ for quite a long time now.
Maybe where you live...

Still known as stewards and stewardesses in the UK. Or cabin crew at a push. Never flight attendants.
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Old Jul 10, 18, 7:08 pm
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Originally Posted by thijsseh View Post


No, they have been called ‘flight attendants’ for quite a long time now.
My most recent Emirates flight (last week) I noticed that the FA's ID tag used the word "Stewardess". I was quite surprised, but there you go.
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Old Jul 10, 18, 10:40 pm
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As if “Stewardess" is derogatory for f.... ....
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