JGC or OW Emerald?

Old May 18, 10, 4:51 pm
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JGC or OW Emerald?

Hi, I still have my JGC status (OW Ruby) but have OW Emerald with Qantas. If I'm flying with JAL, which do you guys think will be considered a higher status? And Op-up opportunities would be nice so want to register the better of the 2 when I fly with them.
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Old May 18, 10, 4:58 pm
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Originally Posted by Comet21 View Post
Hi, I still have my JGC status (OW Ruby) but have OW Emerald with Qantas. If I'm flying with JAL, which do you guys think will be considered a higher status? And Op-up opportunities would be nice so want to register the better of the 2 when I fly with them.
FYI JGC gives you OW Sapphire not Ruby
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Old May 19, 10, 5:57 am
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FYI JGC gives you OW Sapphire not Ruby
OMG! I didn't realise! I'm definitely keeping my JGC
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Originally Posted by Comet21 View Post
OMG! I didn't realise! I'm definitely keeping my JGC
shhh...JAL changed this on April 1 2010 But I am not sure what the op up order is. In general JMB elites have priority but I am not sure of JGC (without JMB status) vs OW Emerald
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Originally Posted by JALPak View Post
shhh...JAL changed this on April 1 2010 But I am not sure what the op up order is. In general JMB elites have priority but I am not sure of JGC (without JMB status) vs OW Emerald
Wish I could register both. Oh well, I'll stick to my OW Emerald and ask nicely at the airport which one will give me a better chance for an upgrade.
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Originally Posted by Comet21 View Post
Wish I could register both. Oh well, I'll stick to my OW Emerald and ask nicely at the airport which one will give me a better chance for an upgrade.
Some people said they know they will get an op up by the time they do an online check in. So JAL has probably predetermined a certain number of opups...
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Old May 19, 10, 8:35 am
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Originally Posted by JALPak View Post
Some people said they know they will get an op up by the time they do an online check in. So JAL has probably predetermined a certain number of opups...
Hmm true, last time I flew on JAL I wasn't about to do an online check-in for the flight from LHR to NRT and got and upgrade to PE for both my wife and I even when the original tickets were through points.

Guess I'll wait and see!
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Originally Posted by Comet21 View Post
Hmm true, last time I flew on JAL I wasn't about to do an online check-in for the flight from LHR to NRT and got and upgrade to PE for both my wife and I even when the original tickets were through points.

Guess I'll wait and see!
WOW didn't know JAL upgrade award tickets too...that's good to know
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WOW didn't know JAL upgrade award tickets too...that's good to know
I've also been upgraded on redemption tickets. JL is perhaps the most generous carrier I've known when it comes to operational upgrades but it's only after CX.

CX was so generous when I was a Diamond with them. I was even upgraded to F, yes, F, when I had a Y ticket and it was an award tix.
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I've also been upgraded on redemption tickets. JL is perhaps the most generous carrier I've known when it comes to operational upgrades but it's only after CX.

CX was so generous when I was a Diamond with them. I was even upgraded to F, yes, F, when I had a Y ticket and it was an award tix.
A DOUBLE UPGRADE on CX!? JAL has been known for stingy op up...that is until they start phasing out their 744. Op up chances become better recently with the tiny Y cabin in 773 and poor economy
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