Member since 03 Apr 2018
Total posts 10
I have a slightly strange query re family upgrades and wanted to throw it out to the experts with the hope someone out there may have the answer..
For an upcoming trip to Bali flying Qantas metal I have requested an upgrade from economy to business for myself, the wife and my son. I am Platinum. There are 7 available seats and 13 requests to upgrade in the system. Flight is 3 weeks away.
The issue I have is my wife and I are booked under a separate booking with my son (under 2) booked on his own ticket but linked to our booking. If you're wondering why he is booked separately it's because the original booking was 2 adults plus 1 infant. However i ended up biting the bullet and booking my son his own seat (because he's now too big for the lap) and he wound up with a separate ticket in the process.
I can request an upgrade for all of us yet am concerned my son will not be considered Platinum priority because he's on a separate ticket.
Can anyone confirm how this will work in terms of my sons priority for the upgrade?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 14 Dec 2016
Total posts 57
Best thing to do is ring up and get them to link the bookings
Qantas - P1 Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 10 Apr 2013
Total posts 85
I think Mjudd has the answer - but just wondering how you know there are 13 requests to upgrade in the system? Thanks.
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 525
With 13 requests and seven seats I wouldn’t hold my breath for three of you.
Qantas staff can view the loads
Platinum helps get to the top of the list but if my son is not given the priority that I get then i may as well cancel the upgrade request now.
You are assuming the other four are not platinum as well. I wouldn’t bank on it.
Member since 19 May 2014
Total posts 22
Please be aware, Qantas policy and Casa requirements require all infants below the age of 24 months to be seating on a lap with an infant seat belt.
Member since 21 Jul 2016
Total posts 25
The upograde process is a bit hit or miss. You may get an upgrade but the others may not. Each upgrade will be looked at on the merits of the individual traveller. A phone call may help.
Member since 17 Aug 2017
Total posts 4
Linking bookings does not mean anything - they will seat together where possible and what not, but for upgrades it makes no difference.
Jetstar Airways - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 14 Jan 2017
Total posts 11
If this is true it would only apply when the seat belt sign is on and you would be free to use the seat for the rest of the flight.
Member since 27 Nov 2017
Total posts 29
Originally Posted by Rxm
by ChrisCh at Apr 02, 2019, 04.58 PM.
Qantas policy allows infants to be seated in their own seat as long as they can “sit upright without assistance”. That is specifically related to having more infants than adults on a booking, so therefore the use of a lap belt would not appear to be a requirement for infants with their own seat (assuming they can indeed sit upright without assistance).
Etihad - Etihad Guest
Member since 08 Apr 2019
Total posts 1
No. See Qantas Classic Upgrade Rewards - Upgrading and your Family. Since you are platinum (not P1), your child’s upgrade request will be triaged according to their own QFF status (not yours) since you are ticketed on separate bookings.
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