PER-SYD upgrade

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  1. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    Hi All,

    I am planning on flying from PER to SYD on QF566 next Thursday 30th March. I was considering purchasing a Flexi-saver ticket and seeing if I could use some of my upgrade credits to get closer to the front of the plane. :D

    I realise that this flight is often packed to the rafters, but can anyone with access to one of those online availability thingies tell me if there are empty seats in J that may be available?

    Thanks,
    Peter.
     

  2. serfty

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    It's a tough gig Peter. But I gave EF a run.... (Note this is a seen from the LOTFAP)
    Code:
    QF  574 0 PER  30/03/06 05:50AM SYD  30/03/06 01:05PM 734  B  
    
      J5 D0 I0 U0 Y9 B9 H9 W9 K9 M9 R9 L9 V6 S1 N0 Q0 O0 G0 T0 X0 E0     
    
    QF  642 0 PER  30/03/06 08:45AM SYD  30/03/06 03:50PM 73H  B  
    
      J1 D0 I0 U0 Y9 B9 H9 W9 K9 M8 R4 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0 T0 X0 E0     
    
    QF  580 0  PER 30/03/06 11:10AM SYD  30/03/06 06:15PM 332  L  
    
      J9 D0 I0 U0 Y9 B9 H9 W9 K9 M9 R9 L9 V9 S3 N0 Q0 O0 G0 T0 X0 E0     
    
    QF  582 0 PER  30/03/06 12:50PM SYD  30/03/06 08:05PM 73H  L  
    
      J1 D0 I0 U0 Y1 B1 H1 W1 K0 M0 R0 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0 T0 X0 E0     
    
    QF  566 0 PER  30/03/06 03:15PM SYD  30/03/06 10:20PM 332  D  
    
      J0 D0 I0 U0 Y9 B9 H9 W9 K9 M9 R9 L9 V9 S6 N0 Q0 O0 G0 T0 X0 E0     
    
    QF  518 0 PER  30/03/06 11:15PM SYD  31/03/06 06:20AM 332  M  
    
      J9 D9 I0 U0 Y9 B9 H9 W9 K9 M9 R9 L9 V9 S9 N0 Q0 O0 G0 T0 X0 E0 
    From this it seems the 332 flights on the 11:15pm red-eye or 11am Lunchtime would be your best bet for an on departure upgrade.

    I see little chance of U availability other than perhaps the red-eye before that.
     
  3. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    Thanks Ross.

    The earlier flights won't work for me as I am only in PER for a day's work and can't really leave before mid-afternoon.

    From my reading of the numbers, it looks like I am more likely to be successful in snagging an upgrade by taking the red-eye home. Is that correct?

    Edit - just saw your update. Confirms that I might as well purchase the cheaper fare and save $300 or stay for dinner and fly on the red-eye. Yuk.
     
  4. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

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    If they do release OD UPG you need to be at the Airport around 3 hours before departure to be first in line, I did that last year and it worked well and then went back to Burswood. Almost missed the flight as I struck a lucky run on roulette which well and truely paid for the extra nights stay I made to avoind that red eye!

    BTW Very impressed with the ICH at Burswood, they had done a lot with the rooms since I last stayed there, although I was said to see my favorite apartments at Scarborough were no longer offering short stays!
     
  5. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    Well, I booked the flights on QF after checking with my SO that it fitted in with her schedule. After arriving home I find it does NOT fit with her schedule - she forgot about a prior appt, and I am asked to put it back a day. Of course when I check availability, the same flights next day will cost me double! :shock:

    So now I am flying DJ both ways. For a flight that long in Y I'd prefer to be on an A330. :( I've paid the extra $30 each way for a Blue Zone seat but cannot lock in an aisle seat until I check in, so I hope to hell that I'm not sitting in a middle seat. :evil:
     
  6. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Do DJ's seats recline?
     
  7. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    :D Yep, aside from a few in the exit row! :shock:
     
  8. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    To make your WHY flight a little more bearable try to get a seat behind the ones that don't recline! :D
     
  9. For future reference, it's not necessary to buy a Flexi-saver ticket to be in a position to apply for an upgrade, merely a Super Saver fare.
     
  10. v8Statesman

    v8Statesman Established Member

    Would the OP like to report back with how they went?
     
  11. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    Hi v8Statesman,

    If you scroll back up a little you can see what happened - my plans changed so I had to fly the next day. However QF only had full price Y fares available the next day so I cancelled with them and flew DJ instead.

    Click here for details of that experience. :D
     
  12. v8Statesman

    v8Statesman Established Member

    :oops: Feeling a bit red. Sorry about that.
     
  13. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    Hey, no problemo! :D
     
  14. Does anyone know on the 747-300 on this route if the plane has skybeds?
     
  15. serfty

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    #15 serfty, May 30, 2006
    Last edited: May 30, 2006
    NO!

    It has refurbished "Dreamtime" seats. While not being "Skybeds", they are certainly better than the normal domestic "Millenium" seats.
     
  16. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

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    If you want skybeds on this route, your best bet is to find a scheduled A333.
     
  17. NM

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    Additional to Serfty's correct reply, the only aircraft in the Qantas fleet to have Skybeds installed are the 747-400s and A330-300s.
     
  18. Most domestic's are your normal J seats, how would you know if it is a A330 int plane on a domestic route? :?: :confused: ;)
     
  19. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

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    They are marked in the flight schedules, just need to find a 333 in the schedule. In the next week, the following flights are scheduled to be A333's:

    Friday 2 Jun QF518 --->Nice score for the red-eye!
    Friday 2 Jun QF580
    Monday 5 Jun QF 582
     
  20. v8Statesman

    v8Statesman Established Member


    Is there an easy way to do searches like this?
     
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