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You are not able to use QFF points to upgrade on EK.
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you can only use emirates miles to upgrade on emirates flights - and qantas points on qantas - so if you are not earning emirates points as not a member and have them as qantas you are limited to qf operated flights only - i faced the same dilemna - but book emirates and collect miles for international flights as convenient for us too - and then use QF domestic - sorry
Originally Posted by drsimon50
I've been reluctant to book through my Skyward membership as I've heard that Skyward make it more difficult to redeem rewards with partner airlines - not to mention they are not OneWorld - so the lack of flexibility makes using Skyward seem a bit unappealing to me... oh well.
I might need to dust off my TAP Portugal membership and do some research into how flexible/useful that is ...
i rarely have problem with upgrade when asking - but i always fly international paid business and try to use points for up to first - have never flown emirates economy and tried upgrading to business so cant comment on that but always generally OK to get first upgrade (but then i do live in adelaide so that might factor)
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There are only two things to remember about Qantas upgrades: (1) you can only upgrade on a QF flight number and (2) only if you're flying an actual Qantas plane.Another useful tidbit is when you book some Qantas Economy fares, they can't be upgraded. It depends on what booking class the Economy fare is in. And the EASY way to remember is the mantra "Not On Qantas Ever". N O Q E. These are the Economy booking classes from which you cannot upgrade using points. N class, O class, Q class and E class.
Thanks... that is actually a good way to remember :)
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