I would have loved if it was free but I, too, think that's a little unreasonable.re the 747. I have NO issue with being charged. If I could have gone that is
I think it's a lovely idea by QF to reserve for some P1's the chance to have seats upstairs. I do think it's a bit unreasonable to expect it for free though. Maybe a little discount would make some sense but I mean these are high demand they can sell all those seats and don't really care. I reckon some P1 avgeeks I know would even pay a slight premium to have that P1 reserved seat (maybe not.. but I could see it).
Specially in these times QF need every cent.. even for joyflights in a bloody expensive beast so I don't begrudge them charging at all.
Something like a one hour tour and photo op with the aircraft in the hangar, along with the business class commemorative goodie bag would have been cool though.