On Departure Upgrades in F Lounge

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Chucksta

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When i was in the QF First lounge in Singapore, I saw a business class passenger with a WP card asking if he could upgrade to F. The lady at the desk was looking in her computer and replied, F class is full.

When i boarded the flight, F class was indeed full.

Is it actually possible/allowed to request on departure upgrades on international sectors??? Or is this a F lounge privelege?

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Even though the website says....
If you hold an eligible paid and confirmed ticket for a Qantas operated service with a QF flight number, you can register for an international Flight Upgrade from 90 days to 24 hours before departure from the first port of the flight.

As far as i know really there is no difference T-25hours to T-1hour, except all other allocations are process at T-24hours, if there is available seats in the required class and ask then you can receive within reason, at an hour or 2 out i am sure they can arrange an extra F meal.

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I think he(she?) was subtling asking for an op-up, whereby the staffer shrugged it off with a "no seats available" remark.
 

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Mal said:
I think he(she?) was subtling asking for an op-up, whereby the staffer shrugged it off with a "no seats available" remark.

Now that you mention it, probably was the case, forgot that happens from J to F, its usually me asking from Y to J but also happy to pay the points if i do get it anyway but given i usually fly busy routes usually no hope.

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He might have been waitlisted for an upgrade and was asking if it has been successful. There is no ODU option available for international flights and its not a FLounge benefit.
 
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