Member since 02 Jan 2018
Total posts 6
I booked flex economy QF1 Sydney to London in June. If I request upgrade for both PE and J, which class will Qantas prioritise first? Will Qantas try to upgrade me first to J then to PE or PE then to J? If it's the latter, then I will opt out of PE upgrade request. Thank you for your guidance.
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 481
They will prioritise the one you ask for. For example if it is PE it will be PE if it is business they will offer you the chance for PE if business doesn’t come off. It doesn’t work the other way simply because more points are involved. I find on the Perth London sector the business upgrade at 100000 is a bit over the top so I will settle for PE at around half that which for me is more affordable.
Member since 10 Jul 2018
Total posts 103
If you request a business class upgrade with premium economy as as backup (the only way to request both), then you'll be assessed for the business class upgrade first, and then premium economy only if you miss out.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 22 Jul 2014
Total posts 24
I have called Qantas customer service and asked them to prioritise PE over Business before - that was about four years ago. I would imagine the customer service staff could set up a custom prioritisation for you on request over the phone.
Thank you very much everyone. I will request a business upgrade with PE as a backup 😁
Hi Guest, join in the discussion on
Booked QF1 flex economy, will Qantas prioritise PE upgrade request over J upgrade request?
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