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How To Get An Upgrade?  
User currently offlineHerman From Singapore, joined Jul 2000, 231 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2263 times:

Hi,

Does anyone know whether it is possible to get an upgrade from Economy Class to First/Raffles Class on Singapore Airlines(SQ).

Thanks in advance....

Cheers,
Herman  Smokin cool

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User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2221 times:

Sure, no problem! Just hand them your credit card and they will gladly give you a J class ticket!  Big grin  Big thumbs up


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineVH-EBV From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2212 times:

Yet another 'How do I get an upgrade without paying for it' question.

If you go to an electrical store do you expect to be given a Pentium 4 PC when you only pay for a Game Boy?

Same thing (or similar  Smile/happy/getting dizzy)...

VH-EBV


User currently offlineHerman From Singapore, joined Jul 2000, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2196 times:

Dude,

I sense sarcasm !!

It has happened before, so I was just wondering HOW ? This bloke was from an Economy Class but when he checked in they upgraded him to Raffles Class...

FREE !!

morons ...

Jeeez....

 Smokin cool


User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2183 times:

If economy is overbooked or if there are many free seats in business, they will upgrade a few, but they upgrade the ones they want and not the ones who hang around begging for it at check-in.



User currently offlineBraniff Place From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 1125 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2182 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!!!!
BRANIFF PLACE



User currently offlineHerman From Singapore, joined Jul 2000, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2143 times:

Ryanb741, Staffan & Braniff Place, THANK YOU

It sure shows your level of maturity compared to the posting by VH-EBV. The ticket is indeed Y Class. It has already been purchased, though.

Nevertheless, Good Day/Year to All. My questions are answered. I suggest the topic to be closed, hee  Wink/being sarcastic

Best Regards,
Herman  Smokin cool


User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2190 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2123 times:

Herman,

I would highly suggest that you enroll in KrisFlyer. 'Free' upgrades tend to go to those people enrolled in the respective airline's frequent flier program.

After enrolling make sure your FF# is on your reservation!


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2111 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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User currently offlineSkippy777 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2001, 816 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2107 times:

Just walk in as one of the last passengers and go straight to the Business Class. Sit on a vacant spot and wait.

I did it like that and they found out pretty fast.
The airplane was rolling already and the purser came up to me and asked me for my boarding pass.

He asked me to stand up and go to my correct seat.
I said no and he became upset.

He asked me again and I said no again.

He said but you have to and I said no because the seatbelt sign is on.

I will when we are airborne and the light has turned off.
He took half my drink away and I moved when the light was turned off.

That is one way to do it.

I got caught !!!!!!!
But only because SQ names there Business Class passengers by name.


It worked fine for me on Turkish Airlines from China to Istanbul.

Good Luck





User currently offlineTbird From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 851 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2096 times:

Greetings:

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.

Thanx
Tom


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2092 times:

Herman: Sorry I logged off abruptly this morning. School!

What is yer route?



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineKDCA4life From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2083 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.


User currently offlineKDCA4life From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2081 times:

That should be "or by making a lifelong contribution to the airline by earning miles"

Buy, by, bi... can't ever get the difference these days. Big grin


User currently offlineMeechy36 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2060 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.

Cheers,
Mike-BOS


User currently offlineKdca4life From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2055 times:

Yep, that too... sorry I forgot to mention it.  Smile

Although w/ the 20% cuts, and the increasing load factors, I hear it is more difficult to non-rev than pre-9/11.


User currently offlineVH-EBV From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2028 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...

VH-EBV


User currently offlineSingapore 777 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1014 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2002 times:

Herman,
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).


User currently offlineHerman From Singapore, joined Jul 2000, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1980 times:

Thanks fellas for all the posts....

Flight is from Singapore to Melbourne on SQ217

Ok, that's all !

Cheers,
Herman  Smokin cool


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