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Qantas Boeing 787, upgrade from premium economy to business

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Scott.kendall

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 30 Dec 2018

Total posts 2

What do you think my chances are of an upgrade from PE to Business class on QF9 from Melbourne to London on the 26th of Jan. I’m a silver FF member with Qantas Club. Had a quick look on Expert flyer and seemed like there were about 6 seats still left and a whole bunch more that were blocked out.

mannej

QF

Member since 21 May 2014

Total posts 161

Seat maps don’t necessarily indicate load. It’s the fare bucket availability that will help you gauge your potential chance of an upgrade

djtech

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Sep 2018

Total posts 310

If past statistics were any indication, slim chance. Qantas reported very high load factors for this route especially with premium cabins in the past. This route hopefully should be less loaded with high status frequent flyers than QF1 which should ease your chances a bit, but only a bit.

DrSK

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 08 Jul 2014

Total posts 28

J looks relatively open on this flight (J9 C5 D2 I0), so you may be in luck. Hope it comes through for you.

pab2025

Member since 25 Jun 2012

Total posts 95

If you know anyone at Qantas, they can also check to see how many people have requested upgrades to see if your chances are any better.

SimonFrost

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Jul 2013

Total posts 61

Can you let us know how you get on? There’s always lots of people (like me) asking about availability - but rarely do people relay whether they were successful or not... thanks in advance!

gregranger

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 07 Dec 2017

Total posts 2

Has anyone travelled by train Hong Kong to Shanghai yet, tips, suggestions would be welcome.

patrickk

Qantas

Member since 19 Apr 2012

Total posts 370

I have done the upgrade but it is at the gate sort of thing. This is a very popular flight.

rckjiang

Member since 16 Jun 2017

Total posts 35

A friend recently took this flight return and got upgraded economy to business on both legs and he’s a bronze. You might get lucky! Good luck!

OttoV

Jetstar Airways - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 24 Aug 2018

Total posts 25

I do not like your chances of an upgrade from PE to BC on a B787 as there are simply not enough BC seats. I am silver and have a swag load of forthcoming bookings, plus 400k points and was unable to crack it for 2 x BC seats for a recent return Melbourne / LA and SanFrancisco / Melbourne.
The removal of the A 380 on the Aus. To the USA may make commercial sense for Qantas, but we are being ‘economised ‘out. But keep trying and let us QFF pals know how you got on?

Aidan

Member since 05 Dec 2018

Total posts 85

I’m taking the Mel-lax later in the year and a bronze unfrequent flyer. Was only able to get 1 business class Award flight, not 2. Got my wife to get the other ticket with her account (she is also bronze).
Looking at the flight now on expert flyer there is a heap of seats blocked but not allocated.
Later to the date I’m sure more will get unblocked...

Hope youre upgrade works out... :)


Last editedby Aidan at Jan 11, 2019, 05:12 PM.

matthehat

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 14 Jan 2019

Total posts 2

If that’s the flight going through Perth, I was of the understanding that no upgrades or point bookings for Bus Class were available.

jch

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 15 Nov 2017

Total posts 142

My cousin flew on that flight in business on points to Perth last boxing day

patrickk

Qantas

Member since 19 Apr 2012

Total posts 370

It depends on the day and time of year. I have had upgrades on all flights I had in the last year or so, so quite that dire.

Timmy22bc

Member since 18 Oct 2015

Total posts 16

My cousin flew on that flight in business on points to Perth last boxing day

It only started end of March 2018...

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