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Do upgraded/award bookings still get op-up'd?

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Does anyone know whether bookings upgraded using points (eg from Y to U class) or bookings made in award classes (eg, X/Z/U) still get considered for op-ups? Or are they 'passed over' in favour of lower status passengers on 'genuine' commercial bookings? For example, would a CLPO passenger who paid cash for Y, who used points to upgrade to J, still be first in line for any op-up into F?
 

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I've had a few in the past year.
Booked PE, upgraded to J with points and then op-up to F.
 

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You always here about stories of people upgrading to J & then op-up to F, I really hope this happens to me in 3 weeks :)
 

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Does anyone know whether bookings upgraded using points (eg from Y to U class) or bookings made in award classes (eg, X/Z/U) still get considered for op-ups? Or are they 'passed over' in favour of lower status passengers on 'genuine' commercial bookings? For example, would a CLPO passenger who paid cash for Y, who used points to upgrade to J, still be first in line for any op-up into F?

I've been op-uped to domestic J on a Y points booking (couldn't tell you the class, this was years ago before I knew about such things).
 

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I've had a few in the past year.
Booked PE, upgraded to J with points and then op-up to F.

Can only points upgrade ASA's not Classic Awards though so that will be dying out over the next while :(

I did suggest multiple times to QF that they should allow points upgrades on Classics but so far falling on deaf ears.
 

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Does anyone know whether bookings upgraded using points (eg from Y to U class) or bookings made in award classes (eg, X/Z/U) still get considered for op-ups? Or are they 'passed over' in favour of lower status passengers on 'genuine' commercial bookings? For example, would a CLPO passenger who paid cash for Y, who used points to upgrade to J, still be first in line for any op-up into F?
Yes.

Has happened to me twice. In November 2013, booked PE SYD-HKG, points upgrade to J, op-upped to F at check-in. First and only experience of QF F on the A380.

In September 2010, booked a classic award flight LHR-HKG-SYD in J. Op-up to F at the gate for the LHR-HKG leg.

WP status may have helped in 2013, but in 2010 I was a lowly bronze.
 

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Dad and I were op-uped to business PER-SYD from an Economy Oneworld award but that was a few years ago now.
 
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Also happened to me twice

The first time was a while back as a gold, points upgrade from Y-J, and the op-upped to F on board SIN-SYD. Second time was in July this year Y+-J upgrade with points, and then op-upped to F at gate HKG-SYD. Both on an A380

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