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PlateMan Apr 5, 12 2:32 pm

Can anyone check SK925 on 8-April (Easter Sunday), please? I applied for economy extra from economy ... thx in advance. It's CPH-IAD

HenrikP Apr 5, 12 3:54 pm

A0 C9 D9 J9 Z0 R0 Y9 S9 B0 E9 M9 H9 Q9 V0 W0 U0 K0 L0 T0 G9 N9

Let us know how this one goes!!!! Could go both ways! Good luck!!!

PlateMan Apr 8, 12 3:25 pm


Originally Posted by HenrikP (Post 18342596)
A0 C9 D9 J9 Z0 R0 Y9 S9 B0 E9 M9 H9 Q9 V0 W0 U0 K0 L0 T0 G9 N9

Let us know how this one goes!!!! Could go both ways! Good luck!!!

Thanks, did NOT clear though :( ... Econony Extra was empty, literally five people in the cabin. Does OptionTown work to fill the cabin or take a load off economy?

Economy was also pretty empty, the gate agent told me about 70 empty seats .... since I hurt ** (typo corrected) my knee, he was nice enough to block the seat next to mine ^

NicoEBG Apr 8, 12 4:14 pm


Originally Posted by PlateMan (Post 18356612)
Thanks, did NOT clear though :( ... Econony Extra was empty, literally five people in the cabin. Does OptionTown work to fill the cabin or take a load off economy?

Economy was also pretty empty, the gate agent told me about 70 empty seats .... since I had my knee, he was nice enough to block the seat next to mine ^

Based on a lot of experience; Option Town works to accommodate overbooking in Economy and Economy Extra, hence Option Town upgrades only or almost only clears if the SK revenue management can see that they potentially has to upgrade pax at gate or check-in, so they chose to cash in the Option Town upgrades to avoid upgrading pax for free at day of departure.

thofle Apr 16, 12 11:39 pm

Could anyone check SK943 (CPH - ORD) on April 22th please, or is it too early to tell? I'm trying to upgrade to business or eco extra. My first experience with OptionTown.

HenrikP Apr 17, 12 1:03 am


Originally Posted by thofle (Post 18407536)
Could anyone check SK943 (CPH - ORD) on April 22th please, or is it too early to tell? I'm trying to upgrade to business or eco extra. My first experience with OptionTown.

A0 C0 D0 J0 Z0 R0 Y3 S2 B0 E8 M8 H5 Q5 V5 W4 U4 K0 L0 T0 G3 N0

I looked at the seatmap, and all the seats in BIZ are taken. Both Eco and Eco+ are very full too. So you might get lucky and get upgraded to Eco+

oermen Apr 17, 12 4:24 am

How do you do those availability checks?

I have CPH-ORD SK943 APR28 and ORD-CPH SK944 MAY03

HenrikP Apr 17, 12 5:21 am


Originally Posted by oermen (Post 18408208)
How do you do those availability checks?

I have CPH-ORD SK943 APR28 and ORD-CPH SK944 MAY03

SK943: A0 C9 D9 J9 Z0 R0 Y4 S2 B0 E2 M2 H0 Q0 V0 W0 U0 K0 L0 T0 G0 N0

SK944: A0 C0 D0 J0 Z0 R0 Y0 S0 B0 E8 M6 H1 Q1 V0 W0 U0 K0 L0 T0 G0 N0

I use expertflyer.com. But when you read the numbers you have to be aware that for instance C9 means at least 9 tickets left in that booking class. And if SAS sells one ticket in C, booking class J may be reduced with one to. So you cannot add the booking classes in one cabin to get the number of available seats in that cabin.



As for your outbound trip it seems like ECO is oversold. Making the chance for an upgrade pretty good. On the way home I would say your chances for an upgrade are very very slim, almost non-existent.

sohb Apr 18, 12 3:26 pm

Anyone who could check these flights please? :-)

SK973 (11.05.2012) / SK972 (20.05.2012)

Thanks!!!

Jespersm Apr 19, 12 3:12 am


Originally Posted by sohb (Post 18418547)
Anyone who could check these flights please? :-)

SK973 (11.05.2012) / SK972 (20.05.2012)

Thanks!!!

SK973 (11.05.2012): A0 C9 D7 J2 Z0 R0 Y8 S5 B1 E3 M6 H2 Q2 V1 W0 U0 K0 L0 T0 G0 N0

SK972 (20.05.2012): A0 C9 D9 J9 Z7 R0 Y9 S8 B1 E2 M1 H1 Q0 V0 W0 U0 K0 L0 T0 G0 N0

....according to ExpertFlyer

thofle Apr 21, 12 12:55 pm


Originally Posted by HenrikP (Post 18407709)
A0 C0 D0 J0 Z0 R0 Y3 S2 B0 E8 M8 H5 Q5 V5 W4 U4 K0 L0 T0 G3 N0

I looked at the seatmap, and all the seats in BIZ are taken. Both Eco and Eco+ are very full too. So you might get lucky and get upgraded to Eco+

Thanks, just received an email from optiontown saying I wasn't upgraded. :(

Current seating:
A/0 C/1 D/1 J/0 Z/0 R/0 Y/3 S/0 B/0 E/5 M/5 H/4 Q/4 V/0 W/0 U/0 K/0 L/0 T/0 G/4 N/0

jfidler Apr 23, 12 10:27 pm

I'm flying SK926 IAD-CPH on May 9, and SK925 CPH-IAD on May 21. Can anyone look up my chances for an OT upgrade?

I haven't signed up for OT for this itinerary yet, as they want $529 each way for C and $238 for Eco+ (slightly lower than a month ago, when it was $540/243.. currency conversion differences?), and that's more than I'd usually like to pay. However, looking at the situation with one work project, I may need to spend both flights working the entire time, so then the upgrade price suddenly becomes more reasonable.

Thanks!

Jespersm Apr 24, 12 5:04 am


Originally Posted by jfidler (Post 18450048)
i'm flying sk926 iad-cph on may 9, and sk925 cph-iad on may 21. Can anyone look up my chances for an ot upgrade?

Thanks!

sk926 09/05/12: A0 c0 d0 j0 z0 r0 y2 s1 b0 e2 m1 h0 q0 v0 w0 u0 k0 l0 t0 g0 n0

sk925 21/05/12: A0 c9 d9 j9 z0 r0 y9 s9 b0 e9 m9 h9 q9 v9 w9 u9 k9 l9 t0 g9 n0

oermen Apr 25, 12 7:00 am


Originally Posted by HenrikP (Post 18408387)
SK943: A0 C9 D9 J9 Z0 R0 Y4 S2 B0 E2 M2 H0 Q0 V0 W0 U0 K0 L0 T0 G0 N0

SK944: A0 C0 D0 J0 Z0 R0 Y0 S0 B0 E8 M6 H1 Q1 V0 W0 U0 K0 L0 T0 G0 N0

Just got a mail from SAS with my new itinerary showing that i'm upgraded to business on flight SK943, saturday APR28

chrisniel May 6, 12 9:46 am

Used optiontown 3 times in 2012
 
I have used it several times - so far with the following result (NO/YES indicates if I got the upgraded mentioned).

Copenhagen - Bangkok (Business) NO
Bangkok - Copenhagen (Business) YES

Copenhagen - Washington (Business) YES
Washington - Copenhagen (Busienss) NO

Copenhagen - Shanghai (Business and Eco Ex) NO - plane almost empty, which supports the theory about OT upgrades mainly used for SK in situations where there would be a risk of operational upgrades.

Shanghai - Copenhagen (Business and Eco Ex) YES (Business) - plane full.

They seem to be fairly ok with returning your money if not upgraded. Only had to call them once - but maybe I was impatient.

On one flight an entire Business section was empty - but still no upgrade. Seem s to be a bit hit and miss.

Note: You get bonus points according to upgraded class!


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