Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 03 Apr 2018
Total posts 14
I'm traveling from Perth to Las Vegas next month, will by flying in and out on a Friday, will have a PE booking (am a Gold FF). Does anyone know which city would be the best chance of a points upgrade to Business? I could leave via SYD, MEL, the most convenient would be the 787 flight from MEL (as the same plane departs from PER), and return via either SYD, MEL or BNE, I'd be happy to give up a bit of convenience on the ground for a better chance of an upgrade in the air.
Member since 05 May 2016
Total posts 288
Generally flying out of MEL would give a better chance than out of SYD, but it does depend when you want to travel and how popular that flight happens to be. Flying out Friday is a popular time to fly.
BNE is on the 747 still so the best upgrade chance might be from there, but again it does depend on how popular the particular flight happens to be.
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 525
I would try Brisbane as the plane is bigger and will be soon downsized to a 787. Pick the days that a single 787 will replace the 744. That 744 is more likely to have lower loads but it is a matter of luck as well.
I tried coming back via BNE in Feb, the plane was packed, no chance of an upgrade. Have booked on the 787 to/from MEL will see how I go.
Hi Guest, join in the discussion on
Best East Coast departure point for Business Class upgrade to/from the US
Already have an ET account? Log in below.
Signing up with Executive Traveller only takes a second and lets you
interact with our community. It's completely free and we'll never pass your information on to
Didn’t receive an activation email? Resend one to yourself here.
If you’ve forgotten your password, simply enter your email address
below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email to re-activate your account and enter a new password.
If you have not received the activation email, simply enter your email address below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email containing the activation link.
Subscribe to our free newsletter and get the latest news, reviews, tips and more sent straight to your inbox