Am flying MEL/SYD/MEL in Nov and am a Silver QF F/F.

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comm_cousin

QF

Member since 28 Feb 2015

Total posts 28

Am flying MEL/SYD/MEL in Nov and am a Silver QF F/F.

comm_cousin

QF

Member since 28 Feb 2015

Total posts 28

MEL/SYD Y Red E Deal,  SYD/MEL Y Flex.  Question is - What is the best way to UPgrade the Y Flex to J class. 1. BID for Upgrade with points..? HOW to do ?  2. Pay straight up with Points if there is a difference..!  3. Get down on my knees at check-in in SYD and beg..!. Your suggestions will be appreciated.

ausJCP

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Aug 2014

Total posts 126

Hi comm_cousin,

Red e-Deal (Discount Economy) is eligible for Classic Upgrade Rewards.

This means you should have the option to "request an upgrade" online in advance via the Manage My Booking tool. Simply log on to your booking via the Qantas website.

The cost to upgrade (if approved) will be 10,000pts. Of course; there is no guarantee your upgrade will be approved; it is an upgrade "request" only.

Be aware: As MEL/SYD is a busy route, the chances of empty J-class seats available are slimmer, and Silver QFF members are lower in the approval pecking-order than other members.

Begging for an upgrade at domestic check-in has never been a successful strategy, largely because the self-serve kiosks don't have ears or empathy.

Happy flying!

ausJCP

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Aug 2014

Total posts 126

Flexible Economy is also eligible for upgrade via the same method, at a cost of 5,000pts

Flying Gnome

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 15 Jan 2015

Total posts 10

I did the upgrade on this route from discount economy for 10,000 points. I thought it was a good deal

with the lounge access in MEL and the roomy A330. 

mviy

Member since 05 May 2016

Total posts 286

Upgrading using points takes preference over the bid now upgrades.

Remember you only spend the points if you are sucessful so if you don't get the upgrade you can try again next time you fly (providing you book an upgradeable fare). 

MrT

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Aug 2015

Total posts 62

What time of day are you flying? You are more likely to be successful if flying at off-peak times when demand for business class is lower.

comm_cousin

QF

Member since 28 Feb 2015

Total posts 28

Thanks all, Think I'll try a upgrade request for the Flexi fare leg (SYD/MEL) as it's a 15.00 flt on a Sunday. Tks again for all the help.

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