http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/air-...iority-ac-employees-vs-status-passengers.html Someone suggested I should drop my usual practice of avoiding another board and read this thread about AC and upgrades. It continues to reinforce the mindset of the original reader, who passed this on, and myself that people want it all for nothing and will say anything to make their case look good even though there is not an ounce of truth or logic to their piece. Unless people pay for something then it is free. Whether via an upgrade cert or an opup its still free. I read about people supposedly getting opups on TG and ANA in Asia. I've been on very full flights in Asia and on those same airlines travelling with people who live in the region and they comment about how very strict both airlines are with opups. They manage their inventory very well and are only in the habit of selling last minute upgrades. Of course every rule has an exception, but I digress. An AC SD tells his side of the story and people accuse him of being a paid shill when he has done nothing but help people on line for years on his own time Sad that such ignorance permeates the internet and tries to pass for factual behaviour.