Platinum upgrades on Choice and Elevate Fares - now to June 2022

antycbr

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Just went to double check the T&C and the platinum complimentary business upgrades on Choice and Elevate fares are now showing as:

  • Book and travel by 30 June 2022 to use your complimentary Platinum Upgrades when travelling on eligible routes on Choice or Elevate fares, in addition to our Flex and Freedom Fares~

I don't recall this being announced and the last email I received on 16 November was the old date of 31/01/22.

May be useful to some on here who have upgrades they need to burn.
 

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That’s some good news for Plats. But I’m still unlikely to travel with Virgin any time soon given all of their cancellations. For me, Domestic trips are just not viable under these circumstances let alone with all the C19 testing and border issues.
 

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That’s some good news for Plats. But I’m still unlikely to travel with Virgin any time soon given all of their cancellations. For me, Domestic trips are just not viable under these circumstances let alone with all the C19 testing and border issues.
I feel I should buy a lottery ticket as despite travelling on VA a stack in the last few weeks I’m yet to receive the dreaded cancellation.
Got another half a dozen or so in the next fortnight so don’t want to jinx myself now 🤣
 

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That’s some good news for Plats. But I’m still unlikely to travel with Virgin any time soon given all of their cancellations. For me, Domestic trips are just not viable under these circumstances let alone with all the C19 testing and border issues.
If you’re in SYD or MEL (which is 11 million people) there’s plenty of $69 and $79 choice airfares between these cities which means you can get a Business return for $140. Lots of services means very unlikely to be disrupted, and no testing requirements whatsoever.

Away from the trunk you might have more problems… but they reaccommodate you at the top of the list usually regardless of fare.
 

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I used up 10 for flights before the offer expired and would have preferred to use them on longer flights. May see if they can be cancelled although Syd to Melb is a safe trip that does not have any risk of border issues like other states.
 

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I used up 10 for flights before the offer expired and would have preferred to use them on longer flights. May see if they can be cancelled although Syd to Melb is a safe trip that does not have any risk of border issues like other states.

How did you get 10?
 

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Considering the Flex fares are currently the same as Business fares on many of the routes I fly (in some cases Business is even cheaper), it's not surprising that this has been extended.

I wonder what will happen after June 2022 - will the Business fares become more expensive, Economy Flex less expensive, will the ability to upgrade on Choice be extended again or will the Platinum upgrade benefit become effectively useless? I suspect the longevity (or not) of Rex jet operations may answer this question.
 

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My partner got 4 recently and I still had 6 left from when they gave out 8 early this year. Just a shame most have been used on mel-syd.
Hope you end up on one of the aircrafts with the new seats...
 

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I still had 6 left from when they gave out 8 early this year.

Damn I missed out on getting 8 this year. I had to fight tooth and nail just to get my regular 4, they tried to tell me I only had 2 left when I had never even used one before!
 

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Damn I missed out on getting 8 this year. I had to fight tooth and nail just to get my regular 4, they tried to tell me I only had 2 left when I had never even used one before!
Mine currently shows 2 as well, but I also haven't used any.

How did you convince them to give you the 4 they claim to?
 

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Just went to double check the T&C and the platinum complimentary business upgrades on Choice and Elevate fares are now showing as:



I don't recall this being announced and the last email I received on 16 November was the old date of 31/01/22.

May be useful to some on here who have upgrades they need to burn.
can you please post this link
Cheers
 

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Had some fares already booked SYD-TSV direct next week.

Phoned in to push them back due to COVID issues and asked what extra it cost to re-book into CHOICE bucket.

It was $20 a person extra or something!

So did that and upgrades were applied on the phone.

THEN when they cancelled the direct flight, the SYD-BNE and BNE-TSV stayed upgraded, still using only 1 upgrade cert.
 

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Pain in the neck really as I hate connections. . now let's hope they coded it wrong with all the chopping and changing and cancelled flights and computer reads it as Biz fare bucket - THEY we will not mind, as extra SC. :D
 

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You should be getting bonus SC for Reward seats anyway until 31 March...
Not the same status credit table as paid business though if I remember correctly.

More likely they'll stuff up the rebooking and the whole trip will earn zero.
 

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