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Getting Upgraded On EK  
User currently offlineFlyingKangaroo From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 532 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2821 times:

Hi all!

I was wondering if anyone has been upgraded on a EK flight? How strict are Emirates about upgrading? My mum and I are flying DEL-DXB-VIE, and MUC-DXB-DEL with EK soon, with a full fare Y class ticket. We are both Skywards members, but haven't recieved our cards yet! Anyway, if we don't get bumped up, how good is EK's Y class on the A330? Any particular seats to get to the airport hours in advance for?

Thanks for any help!


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User currently offlineKlm-md11 From Greece, joined Mar 2002, 471 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2764 times:


The message you were about to post is too short and probably not of any higher value to the topic at hand. You should think long and hard before posting a message in this forum and make it detailed and a valuable addition to the topic discussed.

User currently offlineEta unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2272 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2739 times:

As someone who experienced the nightmare of working in EK management, let me enlighten you:

1) EK Y class on A330 = super cramped!

2) Station managers prefer to upgrade pax who originate in their station. If a flight is routed BNE-SIN-DXB, a BNE pax only going as far as SIN would have preference over a BNE-DXB pax. In your case, your best chance is DEL-DXB- you can forget about any upgrade ex DXB homebase.

User currently offlineCx123 From Australia, joined May 2004, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2626 times:

EK's Y Class is not comfortable. BUt I mean what Y Class is ever comfortable?

Chance of you getting upgrade = minimal (as you are NOT even at the elite status - judging by the fact you just joined Skyward).

I mean even for members like myself on CX (Diamond MPO member - Emerald Oneworld)
It is not guarantee I get an upgrade everytime!

Also is your Y Class ticket fully Y Class (Y) or just a B class or other sub-class coded products?

User currently offlineStefanDotDe From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2542 times:

ETA unknown: when you "experienced nightmare" when you were working for EK we can't expext other comments  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Tell me an Economy Class which is comfortable for long flights.

Flykangaroo: When you are Skymiles-member and don't even have the Skymiles card you don't have any miles on it. Sorry to say that but at the moment your card doesn't make any sence if you ask for Upgrade. You didn't fly with them before and want to have an Upgrade? If it works, you have lots of luck.

User currently offlineThe Coachman From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days ago) and read 2532 times:

EK's 332's have a reasonable Y class, it's not special, but it's not crap either. It's not much different to other airlines, it's 32" pitch.

M88, 722, 732, 733, 734, 73G, 73H, 742, 743, 744, 752, 762, 763, 772, 773, 77W, 320, 332, 333, 345, 388, DH8, SF3 - want
User currently offlineFlyingKangaroo From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2485 times:

Yeah, we have flown on them, twice in F! We applied at the F lounge at DXB, and handed in our boarding card to get the extra 5000 points. They also noted that we were flying return and assured us that the points would be there soon. If we don't have the cards by the time were in Dubai, we'll have to go to an Emirates Info desk or something and complain.

So my chances of being upgraded are pretty grim?


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User currently offlineCx123 From Australia, joined May 2004, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2484 times:

Since you bought a F Class tix before, you might as well jsut buy another one this time just to make sure you get comfort!

User currently offlineEta unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2272 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 18 hours ago) and read 2419 times:

I love these forums- you answer a question with company policy info, and some jerk writes a smart-ass comment!

User currently offlineBoysteve From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 973 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 15 hours ago) and read 2390 times:

I was upgraded on EK from SIN - DXB on 21st April this year. I was booked on EK405 which leaves SIN at 02:10 and I believe originates in AKL. It was overbooked so they rushed me through to catch the 00:30 EK349 instead, once I had been given an upgrade for the inconvienience of course!

User currently offlineEkairliner From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2004, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 2343 times:

its pretty easy to get an upgrade on emirates airline if u know someone influential in the company regardless of which station to or from u travelling and before it wasnt necessary to b skywards member to get an upgrade, but i believe since last couple of years in order for u to get an upgrade u need to b skyward member.u dnt need ur cards as long as u have skyward card number or whatevr is given to u.
i usually always get an upgrade to emirates J class. as Y class is upgraded to J its rare u will get into F as upgraded.unless u have J class ticket which than upgraded to F class. and Ek332 Y class is not cramped. i think it is as good as any other airline out there. probably better than many.

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