Member since 23 Aug 2011
Total posts 41
Has anyone ever purchased a oneway upgrade on departure with EK. it would be from Y to J?
Member since 10 Oct 2013
Total posts 80
as far as i know they dont do it - if you ask at checkin they quote the fare diff between current booking and upgrade - and it isnt worth it as full fare
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Member since 23 Oct 2013
Total posts 768
They offer them on some routes. It's a paid upgrade offered per sector and has some limitations. I often get offered them on CHC-SYD flights.
Member since 27 Jan 2018
Total posts 5
We were recently heading off BNE/DXB and received the upgrade offer via email 3-days out. We didn’t take it but then asked for the price at check-in which of course was considerably more and just now t worth it. With EK you can also enquire once onboard and the CSM will advise the cost which would probably make the price quoted at checkin look cheap. My t is wait for the email and grab it. But as another contributor noted, no lounge access, chauffeur, or additional points.
Member since 07 Sep 2017
Total posts 4
Last month, I flew EK from SYD to DXB on Qantas points. On checking in, I asked about paying for an upgrade. I was told to ask when onboard. I did so, and was told the upgrade would cost US$2,200. I was happy to stay in Economy.
Member since 18 Sep 2015
Total posts 2
I recommend you sign up for their Skywards mileage program-even if you don't plan on using it later- so you can also received the upgrade offer around 3 days out by email...As far as I can tell, they offer first to their mileage members FIRST, then go a second round offering any leftovers to the rest of the passengers.One one occasion, I hesitated on first offer, and 2 days later I received a second, cheaper offer for the same upgrade...that only happened once in 12 years!! Also, ( as I always ask just to compare) the on board upgrade is the straight y to j fare difference, so that is never a "deal".
Member since 08 Nov 2018
Total posts 9
I always get an email on the EK 6am flight to upgrade to J. First time was S1100 next time it went up to $1500 that was just to Dubai on the way to Europe. Now always fly SQ in J.
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