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Proximity 09-11-2018 08:21 PM

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Originally Posted by e6bpilot (Post 2672514)
That’s the way it was explained to me when I asked about it. No reciprocal premium seating.
In any case, is it really worth it for the .1 percent of the time when an open first or biz seat exists and the crew doesn’t upgrade you anyway just for being staff?

It is a problem when traveling international. Not only do you look like a cheap bastard with your economy listing for a 16 hour flight to SIN, they don't upgrade on status on international. Economy can be full while premium seats go empty. I have been left behind in this situation where I've been unable to purchase a premium ZED.

The box of chocolates thing doesn't work...I've tried it.

RJSAviator76 09-12-2018 03:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by e6bpilot (Post 2672514)
That’s the way it was explained to me when I asked about it. No reciprocal premium seating.
In any case, is it really worth it for the .1 percent of the time when an open first or biz seat exists and the crew doesn’t upgrade you anyway just for being staff?

Why do I think that's just laziness on account of our Pass Bureau people? Don't they know that ALL of our seats are First Class??? :cool: :D

Wasn't someone here telling us about regional airlines, all having separate agreements from their mainline partner, flying only 50 seaters and having access to buy first or business ZED fares?

e6bpilot 09-12-2018 05:20 AM

Gotcha. I get it now.


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WHACKMASTER 09-12-2018 02:15 PM

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Originally Posted by 4thLevel (Post 2672371)
The fact that you don't have any idea what I'm talking about only confirms the problem.

So many here have no/little knowledge of the way the rest of the airlines work, or what is industry standard.

And that right there folks is the source of so many problems at this airline. Hiring such a large percentage of those that have zero clue of what “industry standard” is.

WHACKMASTER 09-12-2018 02:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by e6bpilot (Post 2672514)
That’s the way it was explained to me when I asked about it. No reciprocal premium seating.
In any case, is it really worth it for the .1 percent of the time when an open first or biz seat exists and the crew doesn’t upgrade you anyway just for being staff?

It is SOOO much harder to get upgraded to even business class than it was just 10 years ago. Most of the time it doesn’t happen and I’m fortunate to get put in premium economy.

Times have changed.

WHACKMASTER 09-12-2018 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Proximity (Post 2672567)
It is a problem when traveling international. Not only do you look like a cheap bastard with your economy listing for a 16 hour flight to SIN, they don't upgrade on status on international. Economy can be full while premium seats go empty. I have been left behind in this situation where I've been unable to purchase a premium ZED.

The box of chocolates thing doesn't work...I've tried it.

It used to work years ago. Not so much anymore.

4thLevel 09-13-2018 01:34 AM

We got coach on Cathay while the FA who worked for an obscure commuter flying single class SAAB 340's in Australia was able to list for - and received - First Class.

That bull**** excuse that we can't list for premium cabins because we only have coach is just that - bull****. And an excuse.


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