Emirates upgrades for Qantas Gold frequent flyers

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Kathbirk

Qantas - Qantas Frequent FlyerJ

Member since 19 Apr 2013

Total posts 13

Has anyone ever got an upgrade flying Emirates on a Qantas ticketed flight?

jianga

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 07 Feb 2015

Total posts 141

I was upgraded to Business once on a flight from MEL-AKL on the Emirates A380. I booked through Qantas so it was a QF flight number on my ticket.

mos

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 18 Dec 2014

Total posts 31

Yes, business to first once from Paris-Dubai on a QF ticketed EK flight (I'm QF platinum).


Several other upgrades too but from memory those have been EK ticketed (but they usually say it's because I'm QF platinum).


Conversely, I've never had an operational upgrade on QF metal even though I usually fly on QF more than EK (mind you, I nearly always apply for a points upgrade on QF).



Last editedby mos at Feb 04, 2017, 11:10 AM.

Rhinojames

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum

Member since 09 Jun 2011

Total posts 63

As QF Platinum, never on their metal but on EK 25% of the time J to F on QF tickets. 

PB57

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 08 Nov 2014

Total posts 22

Yes, Rome to Dubai. Wife and I. 

mberzins

Qantas - Platinum (Lifetime Gold)

Member since 25 Apr 2013

Total posts 51

Spontaneous upgrade I take it, not requested, as QF points can't be used to request an upgrade on EK.

Kevin Cheung

Member since 13 Sep 2016

Total posts 8

Yes, Sydney to Dubai, upgraded from business to first class. I'm Qantas Platinum so can't say if Golds get upgrades. But I have heard many people report that Emirates is very generous when it comes to upgrading Qantas Platinums and they did a lot of this in the first years of the QF/EK alliance to try and win over many top-tier Qantas customers to book and fly with Emirates.

ianparkinson62

Member since 27 Jun 2013

Total posts 8

Emirates have been very generous with op-ups from Business to First for me but my understanding is that Economy needs to be full/oversold before this occurs.

freshthoughts

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 08 Aug 2016

Total posts 112

Emirates have been very generous with op-ups from Business to First for me but my understanding is that Economy needs to be full/oversold before this occurs.


thats correct (officially, according to sources on Flyertalk)

theres even a tread discussing which routes people have frequented the most op-ups.


Last editedby freshthoughts at Feb 04, 2017, 10:08 PM.

alansu

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 22 Jan 2015

Total posts 85

I've had quite a few op-ups from Y to J between SIN/MEL and SYD/AKL on QF tickets and as a QF Platinum. They seem to be much more generous to QFFers than Qantas itself.

LawrenceD

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Apr 2013

Total posts 20

Yes got upgrade Dubai to Perth flying on QF flight number. Upgraded at gate as I handed over my economy boarding pass. Couldn't believe my luck!


Chrisor

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 07 Apr 2013

Total posts 134

Yes, upgraded to J from Y AKL-SYD and then again at the gate from J to F from DXB-DUB on a QF classic award ticket.  I was platinum at the time, now gold, but have recently been upgraded at the gate from Y to J with Qatar from DOH-SYD also which was a nice surprise. I have never had any sort of free upgrade with QF.

thelongroad

Member since 14 Nov 2015

Total posts 43

Y award to F! Amazing!


mern2001

Qantas - P1 Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Apr 2013

Total posts 85

I have always lucked out. I have flown about a dozen time on EK metal with a QF flight number, always in J. Have flown between between Aus and NZ and Aus to Europe. Usually alone, but sometimes together with my partner. I am QF platinum. I have never been upgraded to F. Good to hear that some people have better luck!

sparkymarky

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 01 Sep 2015

Total posts 8

I could not agree more after flying MEL-ACK return each week for the past 3.5 years I have had many many upgrades with Emirates on both EK and QF codeshare flights as a QF P1.

I have only had one upgrade with QF in over 200 sectors between MEL- ACK on QF metal....even when J has been completely empty or only 1 employee on staff travel!!! Typical QF who seem to take loyalty for granted.

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