Chances of upgrading Sydney-Santiago on Qantas?

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Member since 19 May 2016

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Chances of upgrading Sydney-Santiago on Qantas?


Member since 19 May 2016

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I have enough Qantas points to upgrade from Economy-Business flying SYD-SCQ but I'm wondering if it's worth paying the extra $600 just for the chance...

I'm flying on a Wedesnday in November.

If it's not worth it. I'll just book LAN for a considerably cheaper amount. Obviously if I could get an upgrade (even just one way) it's worth it. Thanks for th help!! 


NZ Elite

Member since 03 Jul 2014

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Presumably you mean SCL (Santiago, Chile). SCQ is a different Santiago (in Spain), and Qantas don't fly there.


Member since 19 May 2016

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Yep, that's exaclty what I mean. Santago, Chile :-)


Member since 05 Oct 2011

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Maybe you need to sign up to Expert Flyer. They will give you the PRO service which discloses this info free for 5 days. That way you could see if there are actaully seats available in the "upgrade" class.



Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 923

It is always a gamble. Even if seats available you never guaranteed – it may be way too many pax with higher status. I personally do not play this upgrade game and rather choose what it suitable for me in worst case scenario and then put request for an upgrade with hope pretty much as when I cross those 6 numbers in tattslotto.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 08 Jun 2014

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I am P and have yet to secure an international points upgrade


Member since 25 Jun 2012

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Isn't it possible to upgrade on LAN with Qantas points? I remember them announcing something about that at one stage..


Member since 10 Aug 2015

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So as I understand (from friend who is a QF CSM )as it is a codeshare with LATAM a proportion of seats in business are "owned" by LATAM. As such QF cannot upgrade QFF to these seats, which my friend mentioned is embarasing when a Platinum sees the empty and they can't be offered the seat.   The advice is that it is rare to never passengers get upgraded on this route with QF. The flights are busy flights regardless.

Bird in the hand as you ...

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