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Does EK still op-up QF WP on overbooked flights?

Does EK still op-up QF WP on overbooked flights?

Old Feb 25, 17, 9:50 pm
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Question Does EK still op-up QF WP on overbooked flights?

Hi everyone,
I guess we all know that at the start of the QF-EK partnership and until recently, many of us (including myself) have been op-upped quite regularly by EK gratis, whether booked as QF code-share or under the EK code, including on saver and sale fares (either marketed by QF or EK).
Just checking if anyone has been op-upped since EK changed their op-up priority to fully flex fares, even if booked under the QF code instead of the EK code?
On the EK forum, it is clear that EK now only prioritizes EK frequent fliers booked under their flex fares. Have they completely stopped op-upping any one booked under the QF code, even it it is one of the QF Y or J Flex fares?
If this is the case, I think in future, I would select the QF operated flights in J rather the code-share operated by EK if there is no longer any chance of being op-upped to F. Ex-MEL, I find the catering in QF J better than on EK J, and the QF MEL-SIN flights land in Singapore at more decent times. One of the problems of being stuck in EK J is that if J is full, service can be rather slow and sometimes inconsistent, whereas the QF A330s have at most 28 pax if fully occupied.
Cheers, Gerald
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Old Feb 25, 17, 9:54 pm
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I've never been op-upped flying on EK, on either EK or QF codes, on fully flex or saver fares.
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Old Feb 26, 17, 3:25 am
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I was op upped 80% of the time when travelling on QF*EK codeshares until last year when they changed their prioritisation.

Since I generally fly on the cheapest fare buckets I have been 0% since.
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Old Feb 26, 17, 4:11 am
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Zero op-ups here since change in prioritisation. I have only returned to flying EK routinely last couple of months as flew QF due to the DSC promo. Some flights were really full in Y, no op-ups. Not sure I want to gamble paying for flex and on flight loads to game it for an op up. I usually buy cheapest seat.
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Old Feb 26, 17, 1:31 pm
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No op-up (100% non success). But the cabin manager has singled me out for the personal greeting with everyone else in the cabin staring and wondering why I got "the speech" whilst they did not. I should have said "I'd like an op-up" and waited for the carefully crafted rejection.
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Old Feb 26, 17, 3:20 pm
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No op-ups here. EK are shocking at times. Last flight I was bumped from 9A all the way to the back of J at the bar.
I had some polite words to the check-in staff with the aid of my carefully saved screen shots showing 9A allocation and got my selected seat back.
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Old Feb 26, 17, 5:44 pm
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never anything as QF P1 (but they did know I was QF "Platinum")..
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Old Feb 26, 17, 11:00 pm
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I'm running over 90% for op-ups J to F on Oz-SIN/KUL route and 1 out of 2 for Y to J. But I used to have high EK status (no longer as I prefer QFF), that seems to make a difference. Also they eyeball op-ups at the counter for suitable attire (just watch when they make the phone call).
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Old Feb 27, 17, 12:17 am
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Originally Posted by number_6 View Post
Also they eyeball op-ups at the counter for suitable attire (just watch when they make the phone call).
On my op-ups I've never dressed up (just worn t-shirt and very casual pants).
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