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Can i get bumped to Gold early?

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cprountzos

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Hi Guys,

I'm currently on 625 status points with Qantas and I am flying back to Melbourne from Seattle on Saturday.
Is there any chance i can ask Qantas to bump me to gold since my flights will get me over that so i can get into the lounge in LA?
I have a 12 hour lay over.... and this would seriously help.

Con.
 

JohnK

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Welcome to AFF cprountzos.

Sorry to say but your chances are somewhere between highly unlikely and buckleys.

No harm in asking though as miracles do happen occasionally.
 

cprountzos

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Thanks John!!

Ahhahahahaha, i had to have a laugh at my chances, but i am sure you guys are on it.
Thanks for having me on here, it is incredible the amount of information on here...
I havent had to fly that often in the last few years, but now work for a company that does require me to spend some quality time in the air, so i am on here checking out what you guys have experienced.

Thanks so much for you all sharing!
Con.
 

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Qantas is really clamping down on comp upgrades.

Apart from a few isolated incidents they will generally not comp anyone a status you do not already hold. You need to earn the status.

Have you looked at a day pass in the Admirals club lounge. Is it ~US$50 for the day?
 

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For a 12 hour layover I might think about a hotel room rather than the lounge, just for a bit of privacy. YMMV.
 

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A $50 AC day pass won't provide entry to the *O lounge at TBIT but would give access to the A/C at T4.

Probably too late now but being in the USA, a US$99 Admirals Club 30 day membership may have been useful for your trip. (Although there is no A/C at SEA)
 
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maninblack

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The public areas at the new TBIT are better than the OW lounge anyway. Go down to Santa Monica or Venice. Day use room at Hilton LAX usually about $80
 

cprountzos

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Yes i think a visit to Venice is on the cards, haven been there for about 5 years. Or maybe a bit of shopping at an outlet mall.
 
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