QF98 Upgrade chances

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Wendyabroad

Member since 31 Jul 2016

Total posts 7

Hi! I am wanting to get advice about the likelihood of a points upgrade on QF98 on a Wed night. I am QF Gold and have a flexible ticket. The seat map is showing low availability in business, and I’m wondering if it’s even worth a request?
Thank you!!

wjhu

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 11 Jan 2011

Total posts 21

In my experience, QF98 is usually not that heavily booked in J, so an upgrade request should have quite a good chance of success.

patrickk

Qantas

Member since 19 Apr 2012

Total posts 411

It helps if you say where QF98 is going to. If it is HK-Bris on a wednesday you many have a chance as mid week is better.

ForeverSilver

Member since 06 Jul 2018

Total posts 15

I have had 1 successful upgrade request on a Thursday under exactly the same circumstances as you (Gold on fully flex economy) which to my understanding is a busier flight. EF showing 2 available and 6 blocked so I'd say you're in with a chance.

Happy Trails

Member since 11 Apr 2012

Total posts 83

Expertflyer shows only four seats available for sale, so slim chances I would think.
Nothing to lose by submitting a request though.

mannej

QF

Member since 21 May 2014

Total posts 163

A seat map isn't a reliable indicator of load. It is the fare bucket availability you need to look at, as the seat map doesn't take into account things such as those who haven't selected seats, blocked seats etc.

silvyvc

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 19 Jun 2017

Total posts 62

Your chances are that not many Plats are in front of the queue.
I travelled through QF98 and was successful for x2 J upgrades back in February. We purposefully avoided the MEL flight in order to increase our chances.

ForeverSilver

Member since 06 Jul 2018

Total posts 15

Any luck Wendyabroad?

Wendyabroad

Member since 31 Jul 2016

Total posts 7

Any luck Wendyabroad?

Yes!! Thank you for the advice and for asking!!

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