Member since 22 Jul 2017
Total posts 5
Last week I purchased an Economy Saver ticket on QF10 London-Perth 787 for travel in April 2018. I then clicked on Classic Upgrade Reward with the hope of being upgraded to business and the cost was a staggering 100,000 points.
Member since 05 May 2016
Total posts 312
Some hotels will store your luggage for you after you've checked out. If that's an option then the evening departure of QF2 isn't as unattractive. However upgrades on QF1/QF2 are already hard to come by (harder than the until late March QF9/QF10 MEL-DXB-LHR). With the cut in capacity to/from MEL one would expect it'll get even harder to secure upgrades on the SYD-LHR route.Domestic seat maps start to open up about 80 hours before departure so put a note in your calendar to check back around then (obviously considering what the time of the day will be in London - you don't want to wake yourself up in the middle of the night).
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 667
QF are now ensuring upgrades are such that flexible fares are encouraged. If my Melb LHR upgrade flex to business comes through next month it will be 66000 points, so 100,000 for a saver fare is probably right. I think the upgrade rate is now high enough for them to put the price up and encourage their higher level frequent fliers to purchase flex fares.
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Member since 16 Jun 2011
Total posts 230
For such a difference there must be a difference in the underlying fare class of the two flights. One seems to be pricing as an upgrade from Flexible Economy (55,000) points, while the other is pricing using Economy (100,000 points). Do you know the actual fare classes, rather than the fare family?
Member since 12 Feb 2015
Total posts 61
OP specifically said Economy Saver in relation to both bookings, suggesting it is the same fare class.
Economy Saver is a family of fare classes, rather than a specific fare class. Anyway, the documented number of points to upgrade an Economy Saver to Business on Dallas to Sydney is 100,000 points. The fact that the OP was quoted 55,000 points suggests it was booked into some other class (which does happen)
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