Bid Now upgrades

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silvyvc

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 19 Jun 2017

Total posts 62

Does anybody know what's the eligibility criteria to qualify for a bid upgrade? I usually travel not on sale fares and I've never been eligible and was wondering why I never get targeted (I would easily bid for an upgrade).

TIA!

nige00160

Member since 07 Jan 2016

Total posts 47

Similar experience here (and I'm QF Gold). Silvyvc, out of interest do you commonly book via a travel agent or book with Qantas direct ? I've often wondered whether this could be a contributing factor.

silvyvc

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 19 Jun 2017

Total posts 62

Same here, QF gold and no chance... I would believe that they would favour loyal customers... I usually book via Qantas directly. I just don't understand the logic behind getting invited for a bid upgrade.

Theresnormissin

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 14 Oct 2016

Total posts 129

I think it's likely to be route/passenger volume dependant. Then followed by a combination of how many points you have and your status. I have been told that Qantas gets very keen for individuals to start using their points once they pass a certain threshold. Domestically when I've been offered 'Bid now', the flights tended to be weekend or late evening flights (on a range of sale and non sale fares) I've also received targeted emails for 'classic upgrade rewards' not used them, and then had 'bid now' upgrade emails come through a week or so later for the same flight. Internationally, I've been offered them flying SYD-LDN and SYD- SIN when flying as a Silver QFF/QC for mid-week departures.

Last editedby Theresnormissin at Dec 12, 2017, 10:39 AM.

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