Compensation for 'downgrade' / delayed flight on Qantas QF128 SYD-HKG

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Member since 01 Feb 2012

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My friend was scheduled to fly QF128 last night from HKG to SYD on Business. Flight was initially delayed, then cancelled. They offered to let him fly a CX flight on Economy, as Business was full. He turned it down - so now flying tonight on the same Qantas flight.

Would you expect any compensation? If so, what?

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Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Sep 2011

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The cost of his hotel room, meals and HKG airport transfers. 


Member since 24 Oct 2010

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Interesting predicament. If he'd flown CX economy (or even premium economy) then QF would certainly have been up for some make-good arrangement such as points or cash; but having declined the CX flight and opting to travel one day later, he may be in a less-strong position. I'd still suggest that QF should offer some make-good though.


Member since 10 Mar 2011

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It might also depend on his FF status. Qantas are normally pretty good with providing some form of compensation especially if your friend was booked in Business. If he is also a high status FF then it is more than likely that he will get something.


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Member since 31 Jan 2012

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What compo would be given if this was a points upgrade to Business

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