Business upgrades - How do you get one

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  1. Fruitbat

    Fruitbat Newbie

    Feb 8, 2006
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    Hi all,

    I am very new to this site and apologise if I am asking a silly question.

    I have just started a new job and fly on average 2 to 3 times per month. My tickets are always full economy price and I am a silver QC member.

    My question is, how do you get an upgrade to Business Class. Does Qantas just automatically upgrade you or do you need to be extremely nice at check in and ask for an upgrade.

    I flew Dar to Ade this morning on QF082 (A330) and business class was only 50% full.

    Cheers
    Jason
     

  2. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

    Oct 10, 2005
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    You really need to pay for business class, use FF miles or be v lucky on an oversold flight

    You are unlikely to get much in the way of upgrades otherwise

    Dave
     
  3. cpl

    cpl Intern

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    sure? then you might consider paying the difference to business every now and then, resulting in far more points and status credits and leading to more upgrade opportunities
     
  4. aus_flyer

    aus_flyer Established Member

    Feb 15, 2005
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    Qantas only give "free" upgrades if economy is oversold and they need to make space, or in other very limited circumstances.

    Priority is given in order of status:
    Chairmans Lounge :arrow: Platinum :arrow: Gold :arrow: Silver et al

    To really give yourself a chance, you need to be Platinum with an expensive economy ticket.
     
  5. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

    Mar 22, 2005
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    Be very very lucky.

    On many occassions economy cabin almost full but business class cabin empty. You don't get something for nothing!
     
  6. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

    Jun 30, 2002
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    Flying at what will be a busy time in the economy section can help. During school holidays, before a long weekend.
     
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