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.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 30 Dec 2016
Total posts 16
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.
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.
Member since 05 Jul 2018
Total posts 2
Don't forget to try for on departure upgrade with points at checkin.
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.
OK, then as another user suggested your only realistic option is an on departure upgrade using points
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.
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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