I myself am a KLM employee, and as a regular non-revver I thought it might be interesting to start this topic for all us non-revvers out there.
I would like to learn from all your experiences out there, in order to make wise choices for
my future travel plans.
I distinguish three different airline policies in this matter:
-Non-revs always in economy no-matter what.
-Upgrade if economy cabins are fully booked
-Voluntary upgrade even if economy is open.
I am offcourse most interested in learning about the policies towards non-company
ISA travellers, but it's also nice to know about the policies for employees.
I'm an F/A for KLM.
Policy for KLM employees is differs for different levels of functions.
Higher management levels will have almost immediately C-class priority.
Pilots will have C-class priority after 7 or 8 years in service.
Cabin crew (pursers only) will have C-class priority after 15 years service.
Every one else gets C-class priority after 20 years in service.
On-board upgrades(by purser) happen once in a while, if you're lucky.
The rule for staff from other airlines is that they will get M-class priority, but will get upgraded
to C if circumstances so dictate.
Onboard upgrades (by purser) are very rare.
I've just got back from a little RTW trip flying AMS
,MH and QF
Unfortunately I've spent the entire time in economy-class, but the most important thing off-course is that I got a seat on every single flight.
When I checked in at KUL
for the SYD
flight the MH
check-in agent apologised that business was full and that he'd have to put me in coach.
So I guess MH
do upgrade from time to time.
it's easy: economy class only. Even if economy is full, but there are heaps of seats
in C and F they will leave you behind.
So here are my experiences, I'm very curious about yours