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Old Mar 18, 19, 3:12 am
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Birthday Upgrade

Hi guys,

I am flying on SQ860(SIN-HKG) on my birthday come June... Can I just ask what are the chances of me being offered a free upgrade to business class? Some background info: I am just a normal Krisflyer member with almost enough miles(~19k KFMiles) to redeem a heavily discounted one-way business class ticket (SIN-HKG/HKG-SIN) under the spontaneous escapes promotion. Would checking in online 48 hours before departure increase/decrease my chances?

Thanks for reading!

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Old Mar 18, 19, 3:38 am
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No change, still zero.
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Old Mar 18, 19, 3:49 am
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Welcome to FT, and happy birthday, but a complimentary upgrade isn't to be expected.
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Old Mar 18, 19, 4:12 am
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Hmmmm..... How about a cake at least then? Wat are the chances of them spotting my birthday on Krisflyer system?
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Old Mar 18, 19, 4:15 am
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Very slim. I'm not aware that SQ loads birthday cakes.
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Old Mar 18, 19, 5:27 am
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You can call Krisflyer and ask them to put a request for a cake for yourself as a surprise ........
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Old Mar 18, 19, 6:51 am
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Apparently I heard from my friends that they all got a free birthday cake whenever they flew on their birthdays as a surprise from SQ. Not sure whether its true... They are just normal Krisflyer member, not under any elite loyalty status whatsoever.
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Old Mar 18, 19, 7:58 am
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I flew on SQ from SIN-HKG in J class on paid commercial ticket on my actual birthday in Jan 2019 as a PPS Club member. The crew only noticed my birthday when I was on-boarded. There was no cake loaded (I had check-in online 1.5 days before flight) and they have to find some cookies to wish me happy birthday.
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Old Mar 18, 19, 8:32 am
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Checked in 2.5 hours before my birthday, check in agent saw my passport and my date of birth. Not a word. Maybe a surprise beep at the gate?

Nah. Was in 50-something G with no cake, no wishes from anyone. At least at that time it was a new 77W.

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Old Mar 18, 19, 9:28 am
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Just got off the phone with SIA customer service, the cake is free for all passengers(Economy included), u jus got to request for 1 so that they could prepare it for u on that particular flight.
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Old Mar 18, 19, 11:27 am
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My upcoming flight in two weeks is +/- one day of my birthday. A cake has been ordered to be uplifted on board Currently in 12D/F on the A350 so only seat upgrade would be to Row 11 but currently occupied per EF.
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Old Mar 18, 19, 1:44 pm
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No. Upgrades are rare without status or a highly unusual customer service or booking circumstance anyhow. People asking because it's their birthday or they are on their honeymoon have a better chance of getting hit by a car.

Remember, there are hundreds of people on a flight. Odds are a half a dozen of them have the same birthday as you.

At least you had the sense to ask here, rather than at the check-in where someone's eyes are going to be spared a roll.
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Old Mar 18, 19, 1:45 pm
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Why does everyone think they deserve s birthday upgrade? Iím just glad to have a seat Iíve picked, even though Iíll always take a better one.....Iím not entitled to anything.....also glad to see that my feet hit the ground each day.....
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Old Mar 19, 19, 7:21 am
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For a point of comparison, when I flew on my birthday this year, BA paged me in the first class lounge, and a waitress offered me a glass of Krug champagne from the Concorde Room. That was the extent of recognition for my birthday. Good enough. I have OW Emerald status.
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Old Mar 19, 19, 9:48 am
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I agree with 'boss315'; airlines shouldn't have to track everybodies birthday in addition to everything else.

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