Braniff Place From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 1125 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2199 times:
Herman if you want a free (well almost free upgrade) i strongly suggest you dont pay the lowest possibe tourist class fare they always go for the full fare or higher fare y class passengers for upagrades, but before paying a higher fare check the load on the flight. Then again why go by SIA? Book a World traveller plus seat at BA and then see if you can get an upgrade with them, an even bigger chance with BA!!!!
Swissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2128 times:
SIA and MAS don't give even to their own staff ID90 (ie SR staff get 90 on MAS/SIA but their own staff get only 75!)
Also the Upgrade policy of MAS (and I assume also SIA) is very strange. With MAS I know that staff are not allowed to make upgrades even for staff who what ever (in some cases they will do, ie family member etc). So if the flight is not full forget about an upgrade on SIA.
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Tbird From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 851 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2113 times:
Free upgrades are hard to get as stated by some of the above posts. The next best is to upgrade at a low price. Airlines such as National and America West have programs if there are seats open in first class a coach passenger on any ticket type pays a reasonable fee to upgrade to first. TWA had this program for years and in the past three years I've flown first class with TWA all but once on a low cost coach ticket. TWA charged a maxium of $250 to upgrade to first. For most trips it only cost me $120. National charges $75 to upgrade from coach to first from JFK-LAS. As always ask when you check in how much it costs to upgrade, it maybe lower then you realize.
KDCA4life From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2100 times:
Best way to get a guaranteed upgrade is to contact your local ticket agent, and BUY A FIRST-CLASS TICKET.
You shouldn't ever expect an upgrade. If you get one, good for you, but don't plan to get something for nothing.
The only people deserving of a first class seat are those who make a contribution to the airline. Either by paying the price and buying the first class ticket, or by making a lifelong contribution to the airline buy earning miles.
Meechy36 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2077 times:
Or by making the lifelong contribution of working there! Non-reving is the greatest. Just non-reved to MCO from BOS and back, down was in the jumpseat which sucked, coming home was first. Total cost $18.
VH-EBV From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2045 times:
Well said KDCA4life! You should not expect something for nothing.
Herman, what was 'juvenile' about my post? Just pointing out that you shouldn't expect what you don't pay for. Yes, free upgrades do happen and good luck to those that receive them, but they happen at the airline's convenience, and not yours...
Singapore 777 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1014 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2019 times:
If your PTV happened to be broken on that day, and Y class is full (and J isn't of course), then tell an FA that your PTV is broken. He or she will reset it and if it still doesn't work, call the SAME one back again and tell her it's still not working and there ya go...most probably you'll be upgraded.
This does not work on short flights because they do not turn on the PTV (or at least KrisWorld is officially not supposed to be turned on).