Member since 11 Oct 2012
Total posts 3
I mainly use Qantas FF points for seat upgrades. One thing I have been unable to find out, is, if I book and pay for an Emirates flight to London now, for travel post April '13, will I be able to upgrade my seat at later date if/when the alliance goes ahead ? I'm not sure whether to take the punt and end up being stuck with an economy seat.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 07 May 2012
Total posts 299
I would doubt this very much!
In the Q&A regarding the alliance, it states
"QFF will be able to use points on either network"
Can I use QFF points on Emirates flights now ? No, the agreement won't take place until the partnership commences in 2013.
But I'm not using points "now". I would be upgrading with points "after" the commencement ofthe partnership.
Member since 25 May 2012
Total posts 356
I suspect that initially QFF flyers will only be able to upgrade using points on Emirates flights on a QF booked itinerary.
How does it work with other oneworld flights/bookings now?
But it is different here, this is a partnership.
It also states on the Q&A under "ticketing"
Customers wil be able to book flights with either carrier, via the Emirates or Qantas web sites
Correct, but I doubt you'll be able to book QF codeshares on EK metal on the Emirates site. I would expect these are the only EK flights you'll be able to upgrade.
Member since 14 Sep 2012
Total posts 16
I'm 99.9% sure that as per current policy you will only be able to upgrade on a Qantas operated aircraft with a Qantas flight number, so QF1/2 or QF9/10. Upgrades on Emirates operated aircraft highly likely won't be offered.
Member since 25 Jun 2012
Total posts 100
Agree with @Adam - it's unlikely they are going to let you upgrade on an Emirates flight with Qantas points. Currently you cannot do this with any Qantas codeshares so not sure it would change.
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