Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 16 May 2012
Total posts 28
CX paid upgrades at the airport ex-Australia. Does anyone know if CX accepts payment at check in for upgrades? I'm booked tomorrow in CX PE and would love to sit up front in Business. Anyone had any success? From looking at dummy bookings, I think seats are still available in Business...
Member since 22 Aug 2013
Total posts 6
Negative. A counter upgrade if available is the Difference between the PEY and J fares. No cheap ways to do it.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Total posts 118
If you're happy to pay you may as well try. They'd be silly to refuse $ if they have availability. It will depend if they have a way to accept payment.
Member since 10 May 2011
Total posts 249
I have heard from a few friends recently that they got an OPUP with CX. Often Y and PE is oversold, those in PE (especially if you have OW status) get an upgrade. One of my friends did not even have status! Check the loads in Y and PE to see what your chances are.
Member since 11 Mar 2012
Total posts 160
If you're flying to/from PER I've heard of the OPUP happening a fair bit since QFi pulled out of the route due to Y being oversold. Even got lucky enough to score Y-PE on HKG-PER last Nov. :-)
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