Qantas upgrade, A380 business class to first class

6 replies

Carl

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 11 Jan 2017

Total posts 10

Hi,


I've never used my points and looking to use them on a flight SYD - LON for me and my partner. I will be paying for business class flights and using points to upgrade to first.

From my reading, I can't figure out if there is a way to guarantee upgraded? I'm only gold so I understand platinum get preference.

I was wondering whether there was a way to guarantee the upgrades even if it means using more points?

The flight wont be until early September.

Thanks
Carl

ajstubbs

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 15 Mar 2016

Total posts 117

Nope! No guarantees, you'll simply find out by text and via your online account a couple of days before your flight (its a specific number of hours, I forget how many). P and P1 obviously get preference but you can give expertflyer a look to check loadings for your flight and get a vague idea of probability.

Carl

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 11 Jan 2017

Total posts 10

Thanks - thought as much.


Will check expert flyer.

Thanks

thelongroad

Member since 14 Nov 2015

Total posts 41

The upgrade may come through as late as at the gate as you board. It's a lottery!

rcnr25

QANTAS

Member since 12 Jun 2014

Total posts 14

To apply for an upgrade as late as at the gate you need to be the only passenger on a booking I think.

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 992

Hi Carl – as others here have indicated, Qantas offers no way to lock down that upgrade. But fingers crossed that it comes through for you, as it's a great way to fly – I do Sydney-London in Qantas business class a few times each year and always apply for an upgrade, and most of the time it comes through, even if sometimes I get the happy 'upgrade successful' SMS just days before I fly.

obanpointer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 08 Jun 2014

Total posts 308

Hi Carl 

Most times I fly f on QF the cabin is Cl p1 or p. The loads are rarely gold or silver. Not impossible but rare. Look in the galley the crew have a printout of names and status. Also upgrading 2 pax is harder

You would be better buying decent j product as QF on a380 is no longer competitive. Look at sq, cx,AF ( on new product) ey or perhaps Qatar if the sort their issues




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