Disingenuous to think that customers would request upgrade awards should be more expensive …. Does Emirates think all its passengers are complete numpties??
This is more spin from Emirates as they are under pressure to reduce their already extortionate airfares (read Carrier imposed charges=fuel surcharge!!)
Obviously they are not going to make the profit that they did last year and they are seeking to protect margin by squeezing their frequent flyers on their rewards…. sounds like the British Airways tactic!!