Chance of upgrade

7 replies

gorstrom

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 23 Jul 2018

Total posts 5

Hi all, I'm travelling to LA via VA1 on 1st August, and returning on VA 2 on 31st August.


I originally upgraded myself from Economy X to Premium Economy on VA1, but I'm still on Economy X on VA 2 as my fare class doesn't allow points upgrades (long story, but there was a system issue on the VA 1 flight that allowed me to upgrade my fare class).

I was wondering if there's any possibility Virgin would upgrade me from Premium to Business on the VA1 flight when checking in? My thought process is that it's worth asking as they can only say no.

Kinkade

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 30 Dec 2016

Total posts 15

you can ask, I've had Op ups before but usually because they think they owe me, I'm not hearing any special reasons why they would give you this upgrade so highly unlikely.


Can you use more points to request an upgrade from premium economy to business, what status do you have?

gorstrom

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 23 Jul 2018

Total posts 5

Thanks for your reply! Forgot to mention I’m Velocity Gold, that’s about the only reason I could think of that might distinguish me.

Mattw

Member since 05 Jul 2018

Total posts 2

Don't forget to try for on departure upgrade with points at checkin.

Stephen D

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 12 Nov 2017

Total posts 42

Highly unlikely I suspect. They are more likely to upgrade a PE paying guest with Gold or Platinum status first.

Kinkade

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 30 Dec 2016

Total posts 15

Thanks for your reply! Forgot to mention I’m Velocity Gold, that’s about the only reason I could think of that might distinguish me.

OK, then as another user suggested your only realistic option is an on departure upgrade using points

Mjudd

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 14 Dec 2016

Total posts 57

Highly unlikely, Virgin didn't upgrade me on that flight once, and they had 5 business class seats spare. I am platinum too.

gorstrom

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 23 Jul 2018

Total posts 5

Thanks everyone. I'm going to ask at check-in anyway (as the worst they can do is say no). Will let you know if I get lucky :)

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