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Domestic Points Upgrade Instant vs. Waitlist?

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Sequel

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I have put in a upgrade points request for BNE - SYD - BNE on 738's.

The BNE - SYD leg was confirmed instantly and the points deducted.

The return is wait listed. I have had a look on expert flyer and it shows 1ACDF as blocked and no other seats taken.

Would there be a reason to not confirm the upgrade? Obviously there is a limit to how many upgrade seats they pre-confirm per flight, so perhaps they have already upgraded some pax who just haven't selected seats?

I am thinking of cancelling and re-requesting upgrade to see if it is just a glitch, there was some mucking around when I booked including changing the flights. I should ad at this point it is for 4 pax for a flight in 2 months time.

Thanks!
 

markis10

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Empty seats does not mean available for upgrades, if yield control think they can sell them you wont get a confirmed upgrade, which occurs when there are award seats on offer.
 

mannej

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You are looking at it the wrong way - empty seats may be seats unallocated but filled.
You need to see how many U seats are available and that would give you a better clue as to the inventory available. If there is enough U (cheat way of checking is to see if you can make a points booking in the J cabin for the number of seats you would like) call QF to sort it, if not you have to wait.
 

Sequel

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No award availability for 4 (or even 2) on our flight, or in deed most flights that day. Have to drop number of pax to 1 in order to open up some availability for half the flights, but still the other half nothing.

One thing of note is that we fly out 2 weeks before QLD school holidays start and the return is on the Sunday in the middle of the 2 week holidays.
 
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michaele

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Is it wrong to bring up here how you can have instantly confirmed upgrades on QFd but not on QFi... :rolleyes:
 

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The wait listed upgrade will only happen when the run the process much closer to the flight date, if there is no U availability then you have to wait.
 
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