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Old Aug 2, 02, 4:32 pm
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KE operational upgrades?

I'll be flying KE from LAX to SEL to SIN later this month. Since there is no longer a KE upgrade award using DL SkyMiles, is it worth asking about an operational upgrade?

I'll be on a KE ticket with DL PM status. DL is codesharing on the KE metal, but I bought a KE ticket as DL offered no through fare to SIN.

Thanks in advance.


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Old Aug 3, 02, 6:54 pm
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If the flight is oversold, an operational upgrade may be possible based on your PM "SkyTeam Elite Plus" status, although I would think that KE elites would receive priority. Never hurts to ask anyway.

You just missed out on the SkyMiles upgrade award certs on KE fares. Upgrade award certificates for KE flights were discontinued beginning 07/01/02. I picked up 2 award certs before the deadline and am using one in September.
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Old Aug 6, 02, 1:38 pm
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Having flown KE and OZ exclusively, operational upgrades on long haul flights such as LAX to ICN is almost impossible. I'm a lowly KE Morning Calm but my father is a KE Million Miler Skyteam Elite Plus, never once in 10 years did he get a free upgrade on LAX to ICN. Now going from ICN to SIN, is possible if they are overbooked. On short haul interasia flights, I've once in awhile recieved upgrades when the flight is overbooked and I checked in late.

Alex

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