Qantas LAX to Australia: which flight has the highest upgrade chance?

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siowen

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 31 Jul 2018

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Happy new year all!

Just wondering if anyone thinks a certain QF flight from LAX back to any Australian port has a higher chance of upgrade than the other.

Will be flying from LAX to PER on Monday 22/04/19 so doesn't matter if I take QF12 (SYD)/ QF56 (1ST BNE)/ QF16 (2nd BNE)/ QF94 (MEL).

Platinum FF, 2x PAX on the itinerary wanting upgrade from Y to J. So should I go with any of the above listed flight in particular to maximise chances?

Appreciate peoples input.

whoppersandwich

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 11 Dec 2017

Total posts 117

Fellow PER traveller here, I’m a big fan of QF94 and have never been denied an upgrade on that flight - but I prefer this service so I can connect onto QF9 and spend some time in the MEL F lounge ;)

patrickk

Qantas

Member since 19 Apr 2012

Total posts 410

I would use the Brisbane option followed by Melbourne. I rndvto use Brisbane from Canberra for that reason. Sydney has a much lower chance. Also check a day of the week that has more business sale fares. Mid week for example.

djtech

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Sep 2018

Total posts 323

Definitely not Sydney. Melbourne has the larger a380 witch has more J seats but not sure if load factors are high as well. If aiming for the new business class, definitely Brisbane but not sure if QF56 beats QF 16.

folieaduex

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Member since 07 Jan 2019

Total posts 1

Only anecdotal, but my partner and I (I'm Gold and she is Silver) were upgraded on our mid-December QF56 flight on a Monday night. A review of ExpertFlyer 24 hours out showed quite a few J class seats empty also.

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