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Member since 10 Jun 2015
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Member since 29 Nov 2013
Total posts 438
You won't see upgrade seats via reward redemption. It will all boil down to:
Member since 28 Oct 2011
Total posts 236
It will all depend on loads on the day and where you are in the queue. This is the problem with international upgrades on QF. Going back about 20 years, you could get an upgrade at the time of booking if award seats in the upgrade class were available. That was chopped about 15(?) years ago, sadly. Of course, there's a commercial reason - they know many pax who want J will buy a commercial ticket if they can't be guaranteed of one through upgrade.
Member since 07 Feb 2015
Total posts 143
Did you tick the 'upgrade to the gate' option too? If so, you might still by lucky (again depending on you status, queue..etc). I was on a LAX-MEL PE ticket in March and my initial upgrade didn't go through but when they scanned my boarding pass at the gate, it was rejected and I was sent to the service desk...and lucky me I got my upgrade at the gate. The only down side was that you couldn't choose seat and no lounge access if you don't have status or QC (I'm gold so didn't make any difference there). But still better to have a (almost) flat bed on the A380 than stuck at the back with a recliner.
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