Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 28 Aug 2015
Total posts 60
Member since 11 Dec 2017
Total posts 122
I’d say they’re pretty good, I just did it as a Gold during Aus school holidays in northern summer!
Member since 05 May 2016
Total posts 284
Back when QF9/10 it was an easy decision to book QF9/10 for the higher upgrade chance.Now I'm not so sure as the 787 is a lot smaller and more attractive to PER based passengers.
Member since 15 Aug 2017
Total posts 34
I had a premium y to J points ug come through QF 10 LHR-PER in March. Was a gold at the time. That long flight is superb for continuous sleep!
Gold is starting to get into the range where upgrade chances are getting better but I would think there would be a difference between March and the peak time of the year.There's a chance if one applied for an upgrade on QF10 LHR-PER-MEL that one would fail to get if for LHR-PER and then get it for PER-MEL (as a number of passengers wouldn't need to fly to/via MEL to get to their destination).There are sites that let you lookup loads in the various fare classes but those only start to be a very good indication days out from the flight (which is pretty late to book).
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 508
I have had upgrades as well so has my wife from a cheap economy to PE. Pick the day of the week that may have fewer business type passaengers. Say a Wednesday going to London or a Saturday/Sunday coming back.
Member since 20 Sep 2013
Total posts 316
Not looking good.
Member since 18 Mar 2018
Total posts 19
Just had a quick look at load factors, do you have a definitive date? I'm using yours as just a ballpark figure...
Thanks - I agree there are plenty of J seats showing for this time next year, but if you look at loads over the next couple of weeks (which is the time I'm thinking of for 2019) the J cabin appears to be fully sold, which would mean no seats for upgraders. I think the absence of an F cabin is a major factor here, as pax upgraded from J to F on the A380 usually frees up a couple of J seats.
Member since 12 Jan 2017
Total posts 7
Flew QF 10 last week. J class was full on LHR/PER and about 50% PER/MEL. Booked a J seat as a one way ticket a few days out and got a good price (well relative to QF pricing), so presume there were plenty of seats available and the remaining ones filled with points upgrades.I would guess that you would have a higher chance of success on QF1/2 on the LON/SIN sectors and then have another chance on the SIN/AUS sector - so less chance of doing the whole distance in PE.J seats are more private on the 787 (particularly when flush against the window), but also a bit cramped in comparison to the A380 version There wasn't a lot of room in the foot well to turn over when the bed was fully extended, but felt there was plenty of legroom when upright or partially lowered.
Member since 18 Aug 2017
What are the load sites that give the info as I am thinking of looking at an upgrade from J to F coming back from Singapore in early OCT in the A380?
Member since 28 Mar 2014
Total posts 1
I wouldn’t mind knowing the load sites too, flying PE on the dreamy on December 4th to blighty.
I use expert flyer. Easily worth the subscription fee for loads, seat maps and award searches
P.s. I’m not affliated with expert flyer!
Member since 17 May 2011
Total posts 6
Hi Mr T. To me it’s a case of want or need. If you happy in PE and happier in J then go for it.
Hi Guest, join in the discussion on
Business class upgrades on Qantas QF9, QF10 Perth-London
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