Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 28 Dec 2011
Total posts 30
We are looking to book QF PE to GLA or NCL in UK. But would like to upgrade to J. The problem is the DXB to UK ins in Emirates. Can I get an upgrade on EK, we are booking thru QF.
Member since 24 Dec 2013
Total posts 152
Nope, you can only use Qantas points to upgrade on Qantas operated flights.
Member since 12 Apr 2013
Total posts 870
Moreover AFAIK it has to be Qantas tickets also. I.e. QF flight number on red-tail plane.
Member since 22 Jun 2013
Total posts 90
There has been recent talk, however, of this policy changing.
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 769
As above, no. But head of skyward recently was quoted:
"Mr LaBelle added Emirates would continue to consider if Qantas frequent flyer members could use their points for upgrades on Emirates flights."
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
As above, no.
Particularly galling for those in PER and ADL, where QF has effectively withdrawn
Member since 21 Mar 2011
Total posts 431
NOT to mention that from both PER and ADL, EK does not fly to SIN or KUL from these 2 Aust cities, so no way for PER or ADL residents to fly J with the cheapest way (points or cash) to SIN/KUL if they have the points or cash but don't want to fly SQ.
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