Registered Users have the option of removing this and all other advertisements.  More


Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16
I'm travelling from Melbourne to London on a Qantas red e-deal ticket, which I've been told is an economy N, O or Q class ticket. I was hoping to upgrade ...
Share             
   
  1. #1
    New Member Lyss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    2

    Qantas red e-deal ticket

    I'm travelling from Melbourne to London on a Qantas red e-deal ticket, which I've been told is an economy N, O or Q class ticket. I was hoping to upgrade to business class using points but was told that isn't possible. Am I able to upgrade to an economy ticket that is not a N, O or Q class ticket?

  2.    Sponsored Links





    Registered Users have the option of removing this and all other advertisements.  More



  3. #2
    Senior Member Dave Noble's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    6,419

    Re: Qantas red e-deal ticket

    This will depend on the rules of the fare that you have purchased

    It may be possible depending on the fare. Best to ask Qantas Reservations

    Welcome to AFF

    Dave

  4. #3
    Established Member opusman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    1,712
    FF Prog
    QFF WP (LTS), QP Life

    Re: Qantas red e-deal ticket

    Also bear in mind that unless you have some status with Qantas (Gold or above) your chances of getting said upgrade are pretty negligible.

  5.    Sponsored Links



    Registered Users have the option of removing this and all other advertisements.  More



  6. #4
    Moderator serfty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    MEL
    Posts
    30,065
    FF Prog
    QF WPNZ*GVA WPHHDPCG
    MOST tickets with Qantas in "Deep Discount" economy (AKA, NOQ Classes) can be upgraded to a higher "class" Economy fare (that is eligible for award upgrades with an additional penalty. As Dave Noble posted it depends upon the rules of your ticket:
    1. Whether this can be done (probably so) and
    2. How much of a penalty needs to be paid. (I'm guessing a minimum of $150 per pax)
    Note that any penalty would be on top of any fare difference!

  7. #5
    Established Member Evan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    SIN / MEL
    Posts
    3,168
    FF Prog
    QFWP (+QP life), SQ, AA, PC plat RA

    Re: Qantas red e-deal ticket

    If you give us the dates & flight numbers we can also check for you how much availability there may be on the routes and fligths you will take. You may find that all business seats are already sold (hence no upgrades likely unless some business last minute pull out or upgrade to F).

    I say this because a lot of these flights are booked solid (like next week almost every day is totally full !)

    E


  8. #6
    Established Member Travel Guru's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Gold Coast, Australia
    Posts
    1,999
    FF Prog
    My ego doesn't need stroking that badly.

    Re: Qantas red e-deal ticket

    Yes you can upgrade it, you'll need to pay the fare difference plus $38.50 to reissue.

    It's probably worth checking there are upgrade seats first which can be done by logging into qantas.com.au frequent flyer profile.

    TG
    Please note - I am currently not accepting any new clients.
    I will always endeavor to make myself available to assist those on AFF who I have met in person; for those who I haven't I will be more than happy to provide a referral to another quality travel advisor if needed.

  9. #7
    Senior Member Dave Noble's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    6,419

    Re: Qantas red e-deal ticket

    Quote Originally Posted by Travel Guru View Post
    Yes you can upgrade it, you'll need to pay the fare difference plus $38.50 to reissue.

    It's probably worth checking there are upgrade seats first which can be done by logging into qantas.com.au frequent flyer profile.

    TG

    The rules for international tickets are different to those for domestic. For the upgrade, need to enter the upgrade lottery

    Dave

  10.    Sponsored Links





    Registered Users have the option of removing this and all other advertisements.  More



  11. #8
    Moderator serfty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    MEL
    Posts
    30,065
    FF Prog
    QF WPNZ*GVA WPHHDPCG
    Bookings - Fare Types

    Any change would cost a lot more than $38.50:
    Quote Originally Posted by Red e-deal Fare info (MEL-LHR return)
    ...
    • This fare may be used as credit towards the payment of any higher fare from the point of origin, provided the new fare conditions are met. A cancellation fee of A$100 per person applies. If the new fare is cancelled the original fare cancellation conditions will apply. This credit must be used within 12 months of the original tickets date of issue.
    ...
    • A booking fee of A$50 per passenger will apply for bookings made through Qantas Telephone Sales, Airports and Qantas Travel outlets.
    ...
    A minimum of $100 + fare difference + $50 booking fee per passenger.

  12. #9
    Established Member Evan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    SIN / MEL
    Posts
    3,168
    FF Prog
    QFWP (+QP life), SQ, AA, PC plat RA

    Re: Qantas red e-deal ticket

    Being Platinum QFF i have managed to avoid re-booking fees a number of times but i am guessing that the OP is not of such status.
    Still comes back to what i was saying before, check the availability first before even considering it.

    Just looking at some random dates in August going to LHR seems to be plenty of J,C,D,I etc

    If i look going back the other way i see some days like this...
    F2 A1 J0 C0 D0 I0 W0 T0... Y0 etc Really busy flights... then again on the 31/7 a week ago my flight was all 0, but now some premium cabin is open, but no Y

    Difficult route to get upgrades from my expereince. (have had a few so by no means impossible, just not all that common because i travel peak times)

    E

  13. #10
    Posting Enthusiast JohnK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    SYD, BNE and BKK
    Posts
    26,203
    FF Prog
    QF Platinum, VA Gold, PC, HH Gold

    Re: Qantas red e-deal ticket

    Registered Users have the option of removing this
    and all other advertisements.  More


    Quote Originally Posted by serfty View Post
    MOST tickets with Qantas in "Deep Discount" economy (AKA, NOQ Classes) can be upgraded to a higher "class" Economy fare (that is eligible for award upgrades with an additional penalty. As Dave Noble posted it depends upon the rules of your ticket:
    1. Whether this can be done (probably so) and
    2. How much of a penalty needs to be paid. (I'm guessing a minimum of $150 per pax)
    Note that any penalty would be on top of any fare difference!
    Am I right in assuming that if you want to change a flight or booking class, or even cancelling a red e-deal and re-booking new flight, then the new flight or booking class has to have a higher airfare than the original airfare?


Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Qantas Emirates Deal Making Bookings very difficult
    By ausi ski bum in forum Qantas Frequent Flyer Program
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 10th January 2013, 05:51 AM
  2. Qantas red e-deal fares
    By daturtle in forum Your Questions
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 3rd January 2013, 09:10 PM
  3. Pets and Qantas : what's the deal?
    By b1463065 in forum Qantas Frequent Flyer Program
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 25th July 2012, 12:52 PM
  4. Earlier flight on a Qantas red e-deal?
    By MiLK_MaN in forum Qantas Frequent Flyer Program
    Replies: 63
    Last Post: 7th October 2010, 05:02 PM
  5. Qantas-NZ deal rejected
    By oz_mark in forum Open Discussion
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 8th November 2006, 03:24 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


About Us

    The Australia Frequent Flyer is Australia's leading frequent flyer community and travel website.

    We are independently owned and not affiliated with any airline.

Follow us on

Twitter Facebook Google+ RSS


The Australian Frequent Flyer is a public forum. All posts reflect the personal opinion of the poster. These opinions are not necessarily shared by the Australian Frequent Flyer.


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118