When you apply to use points for an upgrade on an international flight - is it first come first served or do FF plat/gold/silver take preference?

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flybytom

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jan 2013

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When you apply to use points for an upgrade on an international flight - is it first come first served or do FF plat/gold/silver take preference? So does it matter when you apply? thanks in advance

highflyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Apr 2012

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From the qantas website:  Request for an international Flight Upgrade Award will be considered in accordance with the following timetable:

  • Platinum One Frequent Flyers, from 7 days prior to the scheduled flight departure;
  • Platinum Frequent Flyers, from 48 hours prior to the scheduled flight departure; and
  • Other Frequent Flyers, within 24 hours of the scheduled flight departure.

flybytom

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jan 2013

Total posts 18

Thanks - that makes sense now. So as a gold ff it doesnt matter if I apply today or exactly 24 hours before the flight?

flybytom

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jan 2013

Total posts 18

Thanks - that makes sense now. So as a gold ff it doesnt matter if I apply today or exactly 24 hours before the flight?

highflyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Apr 2012

Total posts 178

I can't remember when the cut off is, but i know there's a cut-off period, can't remember the time frame tho... i have had instances where i've requested an upgrade a couple of weeks before a flight, and have been given an immediate confirmed upgrade.  So doesn't hurt to submit the request early.

KG

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Member since 10 May 2011

Total posts 249

Submit your request early, as yo will be on the top of the Gold FF pile. Once all upgarde requests of Plat 1 and Plat have been processed you will be first up for the Gold FF upgrade request.

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