operational upgrades

Old Sep 25, 00, 2:45 pm
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operational upgrades

i just received my 5th one today on the flight from ams-jfk route. even though i just bought my ticked on friday, and the flight looked pretty empty, today there were over 100 refugees being sent to the us, so i benefitted from this as a nw gold.

my question is, while all of my upgrades have been on nw operated flights even when bought under the kl code, does any nw elite get these upgrades when on kl operated equipment?

also, are o/u's as common on transpacific flights? just checking to see if i should start flying nw to asia, or stick with 1w member cx. i already know about the quality differential.
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Old Sep 25, 00, 11:36 pm
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Congrats on the operational upgrades. My impression is that KLM upgrades based on a more random basis than NW does. My wife and I (both gold members) were on a KLM flight from AMS to DTW last year. We were with two others who were both silver members. I was surpised to see the others get operational upgrades while we sat in coach. I think it was just whoever checked in last who got upgraded. On Pacific routes NW seems to give operational upgrades very systematically based on elite status - when the plane is full, just like they do on Atlantic routes.
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Old Sep 25, 00, 11:50 pm
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You've done well lonman!

Way to go!

I agree with Robert above, and do NOT recall my ever being granted an operational upgrade on KLM - though my memory could well be failing me! It's hard to believe!
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