Post your Op-Up success 2018

Old Jan 6, 18, 7:40 am
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Post your Op-Up success 2018

Stealing from Emirates forum, because... why not. Posting after my year got off to an excellent start.

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Upgrade Given: Y - J
Upgrade Location: Gate
Route: AUH-LHR
Flight Number: EY 11
Date: 06/01/2018
Type of ticket: Classic
Tier Status: Silver
Pax on PNR (inc poster): 1

Only the second time I've received an Op-Up on this route - usually only on the Asian legs of my journey. Incredibly grateful - had a pretty poor experience on my way to Asia before Christmas (post incoming) - so a nice thing to receive.
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Old Jan 6, 18, 2:34 pm
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that's why I don't understand why you are so disappointed about EY services.... there was fog on your trip to Asia, right? and you got a good accomodation also while others in dubai where waiting at the airport for hours...
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Old Jan 6, 18, 10:58 pm
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Originally Posted by Ianis View Post
that's why I don't understand why you are so disappointed about EY services.... there was fog on your trip to Asia, right? and you got a good accomodation also while others in dubai where waiting at the airport for hours...
I don't recall slamming EY services in the first place? They can certainly make improvements, but EY remains a good airline.

They didn't really have a choice to put me up somewhere, though; the flight arrived in Bombay, and my destination airport was tiny so had irregular flights (one daily with Jet).
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Old Jan 8, 18, 12:48 am
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Didn't happen to me, happened to a relative

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Route: AUH - JFK
Flight Number: EY103
Date: Jan 3rd
Type of ticket: Not sure
Tier Status: Platinum
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I'm hoping to get a Y - J upgrade on this route soon as a platinum but I feel it's unlikely
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Old Jan 8, 18, 2:59 am
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Originally Posted by ss1710 View Post
Didn't happen to me, happened to a relative

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Flight Number: EY103
Date: Jan 3rd
Type of ticket: Not sure
Tier Status: Platinum
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I'm hoping to get a Y - J upgrade on this route soon as a platinum but I feel it's unlikely
That's a decent upgrade to receive! Lucky relative.

Hope you get the Y-J upgrade. As mentioned, I got it on the AUH-LHR route having literally just said to a family member (online) that I had "no chance of an upgrade"
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Old Jan 8, 18, 9:11 am
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The AUH>MNL route is an absolute certainty for op-ups
As a gold member over the last 5 years I have been upgraded from Economy to business 9/10 flights.
As a platinum member it would now seem that its 100% of the time...so far so good
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Old Jan 8, 18, 12:47 pm
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The AUH>MNL route is an absolute certainty for op-ups
As a gold member over the last 5 years I have been upgraded from Economy to business 9/10 flights.
As a platinum member it would now seem that its 100% of the time...so far so good
Even as silver, I usually get Op-Up'd to MAA from AUH - they don't have the same strict overselling costs that you get in the EU.
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Old Jan 8, 18, 9:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Recondite View Post
Even as silver, I usually get Op-Up'd to MAA from AUH - they don't have the same strict overselling costs that you get in the EU.
Op-up's are nice and all - but J Flex can be very cheap on the route originating both ways, the difference can be as low as AED100.
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Old Jan 8, 18, 11:50 pm
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Originally Posted by DatBoi View Post
Op-up's are nice and all - but J Flex can be very cheap on the route originating both ways, the difference can be as low as AED100.
Checked two random dates (one in May, one in Sept) for a return AUH > MAA.

Cheapest Economy seat eligible for upgrade = AED650. Cheapest Business (Saver) = AED1200, and Business Flex = 2550.

That's a huge difference for a relatively minor upgrade - the why would I but a flex ticket on a date I know I am 100% going to fly, anyway? The air miles are not worth the significant extra charge.
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Old Jan 9, 18, 4:47 am
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Originally Posted by Recondite View Post
Checked two random dates (one in May, one in Sept) for a return AUH > MAA.

Cheapest Economy seat eligible for upgrade = AED650. Cheapest Business (Saver) = AED1200, and Business Flex = 2550.

That's a huge difference for a relatively minor upgrade - the why would I but a flex ticket on a date I know I am 100% going to fly, anyway? The air miles are not worth the significant extra charge.
I said can be.
Right now there is a major price difference - but when I booked most of my travels in early DEC - there was virtually no difference.
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Old Jan 9, 18, 4:58 am
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I said can be.
Right now there is a major price difference - but when I booked most of my travels in early DEC - there was virtually no difference.
Well, yes, sales can occur. It isn't a normal thing. I've never personally seen those fares, and I fly the route regularly.
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Old Jan 9, 18, 5:05 am
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Originally Posted by Recondite View Post
Well, yes, sales can occur. It isn't a normal thing. I've never personally seen those fares, and I fly the route regularly.
It's not unusual on the route.
The only thing we need on the route is a flatbed 330.
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Old Jan 9, 18, 1:04 pm
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Upgrade Given: Y - J
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Route: AMM - AUH
Flight Number: EY 514
Date: 07/01/2018
Type of ticket: Classic
Tier Status: Platinum
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First time since I became Platinum in June 2016 that both of us have been upgraded on the same flight.
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Old Jan 9, 18, 7:28 pm
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Upgrade Given: J - F
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Route: AUH-SIN
Flight Number: EY470
Date: January 2018
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Mrs NoY was very happy with her upgrade, travelling solo ^
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Old Jan 12, 18, 12:46 am
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Upgrade Given: J - F
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Route: AUH-JFK
Flight Number: EY101
Date: Today
Type of ticket: Economy with mileage upgrade to Business
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Economy massively oversold on this one...
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