EK Upgrades on QF Codeshares

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Old May 20, 19, 1:41 pm
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EK Upgrades on QF Codeshares

Traveling EK in J on a QF codeshare ticket so that I can get miles credited to AAdvantage.

Will EK possibly offer me an upgrade at check in or is that not even an option on a codeshare? Both legs are F4.

Website won't let me purchase with miles, presumably because it's a codeshare - any way to do this by phone? Have lots of AMEX points I can transfer to Skywards?

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Old May 20, 19, 7:43 pm
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I don't think you are able to use Skywards miles on QF stock. There does remain the option of cash upgrade, you might get lucky with an email but that depends on several factors which are difficult to determine without knowing flight route, dates and loads
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Old May 21, 19, 7:42 am
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Thanks. Flights are EK74 on 10 June connecting to EK408 on 11 June.
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Old May 21, 19, 4:17 pm
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There might be a chance since F is open but J isn't busy enough to push people to upgrade at the same time. I wouldn't count on it, but ask for an upsell at CDG.
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Old May 22, 19, 12:19 am
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Thanks. Will report back in a few weeks.
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Old May 22, 19, 1:24 am
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I seem to remember this from a couple of years ago doing something similar when crediting mileage to BAEC.

My understanding is if you are on a QF codeshare then you cannot upgrade with Skywards miles even if upgrades are available. This can only be done on EK codes.

On the other hand if crediting to AA then it clearly won't work with EK codes.

Sounds like a straight forward choice, however who knows with EK.
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