Qantas states in their status tier benefits comparison that silver or better status will give you "Preferential Access to Qantas Classic Flight Reward Seats".

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Stuart Jackson

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 15 Mar 2015

Total posts 84

Qantas states in their status tier benefits comparison that silver or better status will give you "Preferential Access to Qantas Classic Flight Reward Seats". What exactly does this mean ? More access to J product ?

JB8

Member since 23 Feb 2013

Total posts 13

Upgrades on Qantas are processed in order of status. I think Plat 1 and Plat are confirmed 7 days before departure, and then the rest are confirmed by 24 hrs before departure.  Getting Silver just puts you infront of Bronze people in the queue when an upgrade is requested.

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,109

If you search for reward flights on the Qantas website (confirmed reward bookings on Qantas flights), some of those seats are offered only to Qantas' own frequent flyers with elite status.

Try searching on a busy route such as Sydney-Perth: first when you're not logged in (search for a normal, paid ticket and look for the columns for reward seats), and then log in and try the same search again – you may see reward seats available on more flights than before, when the system just presumed that you were without frequent flyer status.

riley

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 19 Mar 2014

Total posts 358

If that's how the system works, then I like it!

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

Chris,

Are those "extra" seats under a different inventory? Or are they still X and U for Economy and Business respectively?

Stuart Jackson

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 15 Mar 2015

Total posts 84

so will this be the same case for intrenational ?

 

henrus

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 23 Oct 2013

Total posts 768

It should be

Generally you wont see a lot of J rewards unless your a Plat or PlatOne

If you are looking for a paticular reward please post so people will be able to help you

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