Just have a query regarding upgrading on domestic QANTAS flights - Only recently have I been earning bulk points and I'm a little unclear on the process.

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connordude

Member since 21 Mar 2014

Total posts 7

Just have a query regarding upgrading on domestic QANTAS flights - Only recently have I been earning bulk points and I'm a little unclear on the process.

Are Red e deal fares upgradable or do you need to buy the flexi fare?, so long as there is capacity on the plane can you lock in a business class upgrade upon booking in the "manage booking section"? or is it a lottery of who can get upgrade?

Any hints or tips on this would be very much appreciated guys!

Thanks

msndelevium

Member since 31 Jan 2013

Total posts 14

Red e-deals fares should be upgradable.

You first put in an upgrade request and will be informed about 24hours prior to departure if your upgrade is succesful.

I think Qantas pools the requesst together and rank them according to status and starts clearing the request list from the passenger with the highest status.

Below's the website where you can find a little more info

https://www.qantas.com.au/fflyer/dyn/flying/using-points-qantas-jetstar#domestic-classic-upgrade-rewards

connordude

Member since 21 Mar 2014

Total posts 7

Thankyou to whoever answered however the answer is not showing - it says 1 answer with no answer under it? - note sure what happened.

msndelevium

Member since 31 Jan 2013

Total posts 14

i've added an external link and is waiting moderation. but i'll paste my reply here without the link. Hope it helps

 

Red e-deals fares should be upgradable.

You first put in an upgrade request and will be informed about 24hours prior to departure if your upgrade is succesful.

I think Qantas pools the requesst together and rank them according to status and starts clearing the request list from the passenger with the highest status.

TomGoddardd

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 15 Dec 2014

Total posts 191

Red-E deals are upgradable but cost more points to upgrade than on a flexi fare

connordude

Member since 21 Mar 2014

Total posts 7

So there is no guarantee of a upgrade then - mmmmmmmm - last thing I want to do is end up in economy all the way to Sydney - Thanks for the info guys!

Hayden

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Jan 2015

Total posts 94

Your upgrade can be processed immediately if there is a business reward ticket availale for your flight.

If you check this before booking, and then request an upgrade immediately after booking your upgrade request should be processed almost immediately.

msport2012

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

Member since 14 Apr 2013

Total posts 295

I purchased a Flexi fare to the GC flying from Sydney tommorow moning and there was only one seat avaiable (left) in business. I requested an upgrade and received confirmation this evening that it was processed and approved. Not sure why as I would have thought there would be others with higher status flying. 

msport2012

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

Member since 14 Apr 2013

Total posts 295

Also, note that I have requested upgrades only to be denied the request despite showing avaiabality on the flight :-/

GregXL

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 26 May 2014

Total posts 303

To your question "is it a lottery", my understanding is no.  Once the 24h point is reached available upgrades are handed out to the higher Y fares and higher FF status, though not sure which is more important.  I would expect the CLs and P1s get upgrades first on any fare.  

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