Member since 16 Dec 2011
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Member since 05 May 2016
Total posts 300
On rare occasions QF may do promotions allowing for upgrade requests to be made for normally non-upgradable fares. However where your employer books your fares taking advantage of such a promo would be difficult.
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Member since 20 Dec 2017
Total posts 5
Have a holiday and use the points or ask you employer if your seniority in the company could be a reason for them to allow you upgradable flights.
Member since 21 Jan 2018
Total posts 13
I am flying business return Sydney to London at the end of May on Emirates, though I booked and paid thru the Qantas site. I went onto the Qantas site and tried to request an upgrade to First thru the manage bookings tab but it came up as non upgradeable. Is this standard? Or do I need to try and do it thru the Emirates site? I am a Platinum QFF and have enough points.
Member since 10 Jul 2018
Total posts 105
Unfortunately, you can't upgrade Emirates-operated flights with Qantas points, regardless of whether you booked it through the Qantas website or not.
Member since 18 Jun 2018
Total posts 3
Standard Qantas appalling small print as usual....
Member since 28 Apr 2014
Total posts 1
This one is easy - once you get your tickets booked through your employer travel arranger (SAP concur). Give Qantas a call before 23:59 of the same day of original purchase and ask them to please change the fare class of your ticket for an additional charge that can be paid by you. You are entitled to make any changes to a booking before day’s end.
Could I ask, where do you normally travel to?
Member since 21 May 2014
Total posts 174
You may have been op’d up by EK, as the EK-QF arrangement has never allowed one to use QFF points to upgrade on EK.
Either Europe or the US.
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