Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 28 Aug 2015
Total posts 63
I was planning to put in a points upgrade request for an upcoming international flights with qantas, but just received an email asking whether I would like to make a points/cash offer to upgrade. I’ve had a pretty good hit rate with points upgrade requests in the past but never tried the bid upgrade system (in fact, I’ve never received an invitation to bid for an upgrade on an international flight before). Wondering which path the ausbt community have found to be most successful?
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 566
A bid upgrade by definition is more successful depending on the price you wish to pay/can afford, and the minimum price they are suggesting. If possible first get a sense of what people are prepared to pay, from blogs etc..
Member since 11 Apr 2012
Total posts 85
From the T&Cs:
Member since 08 Jun 2017
Total posts 29
Would be interesting if the OP could do both and let's hypothetically say that the bid now upgrade came through. we can then take a class action against QF for breaching their own TC.
I was tempted to try both options and see which came through, if any.
Member since 18 Feb 2017
Total posts 60
I would do the one you’d rather do, ie would you prefer to do it on points or contribute a bit of cash?
Member since 20 Dec 2017
Total posts 32
Most other FF forums agree that Classic Upgrade Awards are filled before looking at the bid system.
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