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?
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Member since 11 Jan 2011
Total posts 22
In my experience, QF98 is usually not that heavily booked in J, so an upgrade request should have quite a good chance of success.
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 499
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.
Member since 06 Jul 2018
Total posts 16
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.
Member since 11 Apr 2012
Total posts 85
Expertflyer shows only four seats available for sale, so slim chances I would think.
Member since 21 May 2014
Total posts 173
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.
Member since 19 Jun 2017
Total posts 62
Your chances are that not many Plats are in front of the queue.
Any luck Wendyabroad?
Yes!! Thank you for the advice and for asking!!
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