Flight Availability/Loadings & Upgrade Probability Help Desk

Sprucegoose

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PLEASE INCLUDE DATE, FLIGHT NUMBER, ORIGIN & DESTINATION IN ALL REQUESTS
>>>> ADDED BY ADMIN (6 Sept 2010) <<<<



Background to this thread
We have noticed an increase in the posting of questions about seat availability on specific flights. These are all valid questions and we all appreciate the efforts our members go to to provide answers.

The only drawback is that our forums can become "cluttered" with specific questions about availability on specific flights. This tends to reduce the overall usability of our site.
We have therefore created this new consolidated thread where you can ask questions about seat availability on specific flights. Hopefully, this will reduce clutter and improve useability.

Guidelines for posting in this thread
Please post questions about availability of specific flights or upgrade probability in this new consolidated thread. Be sure to include the airline, flight number, date, origin and destination and any other relevant detail.

When answering questions, please include the original question. This will assist in readability and management of the thread.

Thanks!



For Questions about Aircraft Configuration and Seat Availability, please use this thread:​




TIP: Note that it is possible to check loadings yourself (for free)!

There is a complimentary/free service/facility available.

A site has been around for a while has recently changed and fare bucket loadings may be now checked at no direct cost:

Flight Availability - BCD Travel



See this thread for hints on how to read loadings:


If looking for, say Qantas points upgrades, look for A class for first, mid to high D or any I class for Business and any R for PE.

Look for the most expensive category of the cabin YOU are currently booked in as being sold out e.g. J0 to first, W0 to Business & Y0 to PE for increased op-up chances. Also, look for availability on the discount premium buckets (A, P, I, D, U, T & Z inventories).

Conversely, look for high numbers in the discount economy buckets (N, O, Q, E & X inventories) for reduced op-up chances.

Seat maps can be a VERY rough guide but note that just because a seat is not showing as allocated does not mean that seat hasn't been sold. Not every pre-selects seats.




>>>> END OF ADMIN UPDATE <<<<

Original thread title: update on QF93 on 12 sept

Appreciate it if someone could check EP for loadings.

thnxs

SPRUCE
 
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@Edge

A few posts above @Ansett managed to snare a MEL-LHR Y-J points upgrade on an S Fare in tighter circumstances (but as a WP - platinum)

Still, I think your chances are pretty good as @serfty alluded to as well:
Quiet loading
Midweek flight

Please report back and let us know how you go and if you snare one - when you were notified

Interesting back in Feb22, @pjm99au reported EF loadings for QF94 on 28/3 as having I0 but is now showing I9?
Flight Availability/Loadings & Upgrade Probability Help Desk
 
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@Edge

A few posts above @Ansett managed to snare a MEL-LHR Y-J points upgrade on an S Fare in tighter circumstances (but as a WP - platinum)

Still, I think your chances are pretty good as @serfty alluded to as well:
Quiet loading
Midweek flight

Please report back and let us know how you go and if you snare one - when you were notified

Interesting back in Feb22, @pjm99au reported EF loadings for QF94 on 28/3 as having I0 but is now showing I9?
Flight Availability/Loadings & Upgrade Probability Help Desk

Thanks, more than happy to report back. I remember about 5 years when I was only silver my wife and I were both able to upgrade on points - came through at about T12. Was surprised because there were a lot less carriers flying the route at the time and we had 2 pax. Maybe helping the situation is that QF96 is flying that same night and the loads on that look a lot more full. Fingers crossed. At least the VA upgrade on the way over is locked in.
 
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Thanks, more than happy to report back. I remember about 5 years when I was only silver my wife and I were both able to upgrade on points - came through at about T12. Was surprised because there were a lot less carriers flying the route at the time and we had 2 pax. Maybe helping the situation is that QF96 is flying that same night and the loads on that look a lot more full. Fingers crossed. At least the VA upgrade on the way over is locked in.
It’s unusual for 96 to have higher loading than 94 especially when it was the 747 in the past. I guess it’s because it’s the 787
 

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I’m booked on QF23 from SYD to BKK on Friday (23/3). I’ve requested a Y to J upgrade. I’ve signed up for a free trial of Expert Flyer and the loading is:
J5 C5 D4 I0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M9 L9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G0 E9

So there are 5 business class seats available, but none in U class (reward/upgrade). Do QF allocate more U seats closer to departure? What are my chances of an upgrade? I’m WP and did opt for upgrade at gate.

Thanks!
Upgrade didn’t come through. Kind of glad as I had plenty of room with the seat next to me empty. Keep the points to try a J to F upgrade from LHR to SYD in July.
 
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Hi all,
I was wondering can anybody advise what loadings on MH148 are like in Economy on Monday, April 4? I am not used to not being able to pre-select seats and am keen to see what the flight is looking like at this stage.
 

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Hi all,
I was wondering can anybody advise what loadings on MH148 are like in Economy on Monday, April 4? I am not used to not being able to pre-select seats and am keen to see what the flight is looking like at this stage.

I can show you Monday April 2nd for MH148 from MEL-KUL... or Wednesday April 4th, but there is no Monday 4th of April 2018 :)

Monday 2nd April
MH148 MEL-KUL
J4 C4 D1 I0 U0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 E0 X0 G0

Wednesday 4th April
MH148 MEL-KUL
J4 C4 D4 Z4 I0 U0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M8 L7 V7 S7 N7 E0 X0 G0

Cheers,
Matt.
 

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Hi all,
I was wondering can anybody advise what loadings on MH148 are like in Economy on Monday, April 4? I am not used to not being able to pre-select seats and am keen to see what the flight is looking like at this stage.
From/To? Happy to look up for people as long as they provide all the details needed.
 
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I can show you Monday April 2nd for MH148 from MEL-KUL... or Wednesday April 4th, but there is no Monday 4th of April 2018 :)

Monday 2nd April
MH148 MEL-KUL
J4 C4 D1 I0 U0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 E0 X0 G0

Wednesday 4th April
MH148 MEL-KUL
J4 C4 D4 Z4 I0 U0 Y9 B9 H9 K9 M8 L7 V7 S7 N7 E0 X0 G0

Cheers,
Matt.

From/To? Happy to look up for people as long as they provide all the details needed.

Apologies, as you can both tell i am in dire need of this upcoming holiday (and am also guilty of not reading the instructions properly). The full details are as dairyfloss pointed out: Monday April 2nd for MH148 from MEL-KUL.

If i am reading this correctly, the load on the Monday afternoon flight in economy looks quite light?
 

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Apologies, as you can both tell i am in dire need of this upcoming holiday (and am also guilty of not reading the instructions properly). The full details are as dairyfloss pointed out: Monday April 2nd for MH148 from MEL-KUL.

If i am reading this correctly, the load on the Monday afternoon flight in economy looks quite light?

Not particularly light, no - they are down to selling only the MH Flex categories, I believe... possibly one/some buckets of MH Smart. Compare this to the Wednesday flight loads where you can see there are a number of others after K that are still for sale, as well.

Cheers,
Matt.
 

Kristian

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Dear Australian Frequent Flyers,
I am booked for a return economy flight from sydney to dubai through qantas flying on emirates. Is there anyway i can upgrade to business ?
I am leaving on qf8415 13.4.18 and
Return qf 8416 17.4.18.
Kind regards,
Kris
 

yorgerg

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Hi Everyone,
Can someone help me look up the load in J for this Friday 30 March flight SYD - HKG QF117?
I know it is going to be a long shot, but hoping for upgrades for 4 ppl.
Many thanks.
 

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Hi Everyone,
Can someone help me look up the load in J for this Friday 30 March flight SYD - HKG QF117?
I know it is going to be a long shot, but hoping for upgrades for 4 ppl.
Many thanks.
Flights are chockers!
Results from https://www.ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Flight Availability Search
Departing SYD on 30/03/18 12:00 AM for HKG, Flying QF  

                                                                     Frequency
Flight        Stops  Depart             Arrive             Aircraft  Reliability     Available Classes
0 Connections
QF 127        0      SYD                HKG                744       Unavailable     J4 C4 D4 I0 W0 R0 T0 Y0 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 G0 
                     30/03/18 11:35 AM  30/03/18 6:00 PM             67% / 30m

0 Connections
QF 117        0      SYD                HKG                333       Unavailable     J3 C3 D3 I0 Y0 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 G0 
                     30/03/18 3:20 PM   30/03/18 10:00 PM            53% / 24m

1 Connection
QF 401        0      SYD                MEL                73H       Unavailable     J2 C0 D0 I0 Y0 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 G0 
                     30/03/18 6:00 AM   30/03/18 7:35 AM             98% / 6m
QF 29         0      MEL                HKG                333       Unavailable     J2 C0 D0 I0 Y0 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 G0 
                     30/03/18 10:35 AM  30/03/18 5:20 PM             75% / 39m

1 Connection
QF 500        0      SYD                BNE                73H       Unavailable     J1 C1 D0 I0 Y3 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 G0 
                     30/03/18 6:00 AM   30/03/18 6:30 AM             100% / 1m
QF 97         0      BNE                HKG                333       Unavailable     J1 C1 D0 I0 Y3 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 G0 
                     30/03/18 10:45 AM  30/03/18 6:00 PM             57% / 64m

1 Connection
QF 504        0      SYD                BNE                73H       Unavailable     J1 C1 D0 I0 Y3 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 G0 
                     30/03/18 7:00 AM   30/03/18 7:30 AM             82% / 9m
QF 97         0      BNE                HKG                333       Unavailable     J1 C1 D0 I0 Y3 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 G0 
                     30/03/18 10:45 AM  30/03/18 6:00 PM             57% / 64m
 

Edge

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It’s unusual for 96 to have higher loading than 94 especially when it was the 747 in the past. I guess it’s because it’s the 787

Upgrade came through at T-20, but only to PE. Still showing this availability but I asked at the lounge and they said I can't upgrade with points any further: F1 A0 J5 C4 D3 I0 W5 R3 T0 Y9 B9 H9K9 M9 L9 V9 S9 N9 Q9 O9 G0 X9 E9

Still, better than nothing with zero status.
 

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QF11 Syd to LAX flex economy upgrade to business
Wednesday 11th April or Tuesday 10th April please
Platinium status
Wondering likelihood of upgrade
Much appreciated
 

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QF11 Syd to LAX flex economy upgrade to business
Wednesday 11th April or Tuesday 10th April please
Platinium status
Wondering likelihood of upgrade
Much appreciated

Doesn't look very hopeful.
10/4: J3 C0 D0 I0 W2 R0 T0 Y9 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 G0 (B747)
11/4: F3 A0 J1 C0 D0 I0 W2 R0 T0 Y9 B0 H0 K0 M0 L0 G0 (A380)
 

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