Best method for upgrading on QF/EK flights?

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riley

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 19 Mar 2014

Total posts 358

Best method for upgrading on QF/EK flights?

riley

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 19 Mar 2014

Total posts 358

Hi guys

What is the best method to utilise QF points to fly J from Syd to Milan? Would it be to buy qantas fares and upgrade? Or attempt to buy reward seats with points? Preference is ti fly EK as it becomes one stop. I'm QF gold and looking for flights next June.

Thanks in advance Ausbt brains trust.

Mark77

Member since 06 Sep 2015

Total posts 13

you can only upgrade with Qantas points on a Qantas operated flight. so the 2nd leg is not operated by Qantas but Emirates.

upgrades are only confirmed 24 hours before (and not available from cheapest economy fare - so you need to buy full fare economy). If you have enough points suggest you redeem a reward fare to be guaranteed J. 

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

If you can find suitable fly (and it can be not that easy) and you have enough points then get classic award seat. Upgrade is somewhat better value, but you have no guarantee whatsoever, it is gambling and you may finish in sardine class for what you paid more then necessarily - cheapest fares could be non-upgradeable. Plus as said above upgrade cannot be done on second leg.

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