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Rumour: Finally: Courtesy-upgrade for Diamond & Pandion

Rumour: Finally: Courtesy-upgrade for Diamond & Pandion

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Old Mar 11, 19, 4:00 pm
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Join Date: Feb 2018
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Originally Posted by studentCPH View Post
Suprised to hear this. It doesn't work for me at all, just last friday in an half empty plus cabin, there was someone in the middle seat. From his look at the middle seat, I'm guessing he didn't even specifically choose the seat himself. He moved, but this has been my experience multiple times.
I am EBG and have about 60-70 intra Europe segments/year, all in Go. Soft blocking almost always works for me and I am rarely sat next to anyone exept on fully booked flights of course. Even on almost full flights it works to an extent that keeps surprising me.

As for courtesy upgrades - that's only relevant for long haul, right?
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Old Mar 12, 19, 1:41 pm
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Originally Posted by SASegments View Post
I am EBG and have about 60-70 intra Europe segments/year, all in Go. Soft blocking almost always works for me and I am rarely sat next to anyone exept on fully booked flights of course. Even on almost full flights it works to an extent that keeps surprising me.

As for courtesy upgrades - that's only relevant for long haul, right?
Correct with courtesy upgrades.

And it might be my fault then, as most of my recent flights I have paid for plus
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Old Mar 13, 19, 1:27 pm
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Join Date: Apr 2014
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Originally Posted by SASegments View Post
I am EBG and have about 60-70 intra Europe segments/year, all in Go. Soft blocking almost always works for me and I am rarely sat next to anyone exept on fully booked flights of course. Even on almost full flights it works to an extent that keeps surprising me.
Uhm, have I misunderstood something or isn't soft blocking supposed to be a Diamond benefit? Several Diamonds here posting they don't see it that much but a Gold that is not supposed to have it experience it all the time? Myself I have had Diamond for several years, have had some free middle seats, but also not, difficult to be sure why.
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Old Mar 14, 19, 4:27 am
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Soft blocking is an unofficial Gold benefit. Perk provided by SAS' software (but not published)
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Old Mar 14, 19, 11:53 am
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Originally Posted by alibi View Post
Soft blocking is an unofficial Gold benefit. Perk provided by SAS' software (but not published)
Ah, ok, thanks.
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Old Mar 15, 19, 4:58 am
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Kuala Lumpur
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Originally Posted by fassy View Post
True, soft blocking on short haul seems to work quite well and the free drink benefit is nice. Also I canít complain about the irops handling, thatís where SK really works well and status seems to help.

Also true is that in general you shouldn expect an upgrade and expect to travel in the class of service booked. BUT if an airline advertises a benefit which says Ącourtesy upgrade for our Diamond members on every second flight of space is availableď, the I expect them to honor that. Which they clearly do not as I was on lots of flights with available space and didnít get the upgrades.
Most of my SK flights are CPH-WAW. Soft blocking almost never works. The flights are basically too full. This is not a complaint about the EBD status, though, but more of a general rant, how many years more SK will continue to fly this route with CRJs filled to the brim on most departures, and not put a regular narrow body on it. In fact this season they cut down by 10 seats on each departure... I know off topic ...

Soft block works pretty well for me on most other flights, which usually have some capacity free in the cabin.
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Old Mar 15, 19, 9:33 am
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Yes, do not understand why they do not fly bigger birds to WAW. Also they cut rotations to WRO and GDN if I'm not mistaken. Didn't fly a lot to WRO and GDN the last two years but now starting again and have the impression some of the direct SK flights I previously used are gone. Crazy as these flights are also full all the time.
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