Hi, my friend is traveling on qantas in june, he was wondering if he could put in his mum's frequent flyer number to upgrade to Business?

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Logan330

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 20 Jan 2015

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Hi, my friend is traveling on qantas in june, he was wondering if he could put in his mum's frequent flyer number to upgrade to Business? Thanks

johnaboxall

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 24 Aug 2011

Total posts 384

No.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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tronixstuff is correct.

Essentially what your friend wants to do is transfer his mum's status to his booking, presumably to up his chances for a successful upgrade.

Unfortunately, frequent flyer status is not transferable in any circumstances to protect the integrity of the frequent flyer system.

However if his intention is to syphon points from his mother's account to upgrade on his own merit, the policy for points transfer apply. However if he is a Bronze member and the sector in question is a popular one, the chances of an upgrade is slim. There is a cost associated with points transfer and points transferred typically cannot be returned without a cost. So think carefully before going down this path.

jimmylikesitwet

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Sep 2014

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His mum can transfer him points so that he can request an upgrade but there are no guarantees. This also assumes he's not on a Red eDeal fare that isn't upgradable. 

highflyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Apr 2012

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His mum, on the other hand can log into her Frequent Flyer account, and opt an upgrade for his ticket...using her points.... his ticket will be Upgraded based on her status, but he will not get the status. if that makes sense?

highflyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Apr 2012

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She will need his booking reference number, and surname.. then she can opt an upgrade on his ticket, using her ff points... i do this quite a lot for my immediate family.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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Thanks for the tip highflyer!

I didn't realise that Qantas allows status to flow through. I wish Aadvantage has that rule too!

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