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Her first QF flight and she gets an op-up!

Her first QF flight and she gets an op-up!

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Old Feb 8, 09, 3:45 am
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Her first QF flight and she gets an op-up!

Had an excited call from young Miss JtheJ last night...she was boarding QF2 for a trip to SYD via BKK with her latest beau...booked in T-class...and at the gate her BP went 'BEEP' and lo and behold both were upped to J.

A text just in says they have landed in BKK and she is enjoying the experience.

Well done QF is all I can say...she is probably too pi$$ed to say anything!

Only problem now is if she does not get similar treatment on the way back she will be disappointed.
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Old Feb 8, 09, 5:19 am
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Congratulations. She doesn't have a secret CL membership by any chance?
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Old Feb 8, 09, 8:09 am
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Have I read correctly that she got op-upped on BOTH legs? LHR-BKK and BKK-SYD?!
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Old Feb 8, 09, 4:00 pm
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My guessing is that Miss JtheJ was ticketed LHR-SYD and that's what her op-up was for. I know it's basically the same thing, but I would think it unlikely she would have been op upped for only the one sector (at least not in LHR).
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Old Feb 8, 09, 4:06 pm
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Good for her (and the beau) !
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Old Feb 9, 09, 4:35 pm
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Clarification

She was actually ticketed LHR - SYD (via BKK) - WLG with the LHR - SYD being in T and the SYD - WLG in Y and was op-up'ed on the LHR - SYD (via BKK) leg.

She has arrived and from the SMS message I received seems to have enjoyed the experience.

Since she has flown in BA's F & J cabins I await her return to find out how she found QF's product compared to those.
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Old Feb 9, 09, 6:43 pm
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Originally Posted by JimmyTheJock View Post
Since she has flown in BA's F & J cabins I await her return to find out how she found QF's product compared to those.
Does she hold any BA status off the back of those trips?
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Old Feb 10, 09, 1:14 am
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OP - your girlfriend is more lucky than I am. For the first year of me as a SG and WP, I did not get a single op-op, although I did get a few last year.

Saying that, my mother who is not even a member of any FF programme gets more op-ups (including on QF but almost any random airline) than I do as a QF WP. She gets op-uped at least one sector on every international return she books. While I'm glad she gets to travel in comfort, it's bordering on annoying that she gets op-uped far, far more than I do. I have no idea how she does it, and neither does she (she never asks, she never does anything out of the ordinary)
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Old Feb 19, 09, 12:30 pm
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Does she hold any BA status off the back of those trips?
No...she has no BA status...still lowly Blue in the BAEC...and has only ever used her BA AmEx 2:4:1 vouchers and the miles she has gained through 3rd-party promotions such as Tesco Clubcard etc...she has rarely ever flown a fully paid for flight and certainly not in the past 2 - 3 years until this one!

Must be something in the genes...I myself had an op-up to F on BA earlier this week when travelling back from DEL on a ticket which was booked into T and MFU'ed to J....although I at least have a moderately shiny BA card.
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Old Feb 19, 09, 8:07 pm
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I've winged on here before about this. My g/f has had TWO op-ups on QF in the past 2 years out of about 5 flights. Both domestic but still. I was platinum for several years and never got a single op-up out of Qantas. Both times she was upgraded at check-in by a male she "made conversation with". Pffft... us ugly blokes don't stand a chance against pretty women
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Old Feb 19, 09, 8:11 pm
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Pffft... us ugly blokes don't stand a chance against pretty women
Looks like you stood a chance with a pretty woman, tho'
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Old Feb 19, 09, 10:05 pm
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Originally Posted by willyroo View Post
Looks like you stood a chance with a pretty woman, tho'
Well picked up!
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