Possibility of aircraft change on a SYD-PER flight

Longtoo

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Dear FF braintrust,
What is the possibility of QF changing aircraft from A330 to B737 before departure?
Here is the background to my question. I will travel to Perth from Sydney in June and have deliberated book flights with A330 aircraft (by Qantas) for potential upgrade with points. My point budget is rather low atm, thus i would not want to get upgrade on a B373 metal.
TIA
 

mviy

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It’s possible. A lot depends on the flight loading. If the flight is well booked (lots of passengers book that flight) a downgrade of aircraft is less likely.
 
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aus_flyer

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I would think quite possible - especially if WA implements border restrictions and with QF putting a lot of A330s on NZ flights
 

jakeseven7

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QF have woken up a bunch of A330’s for Trans Tasman specifically so that will not impact it.

So it’s more about whether the loads hold up.

I’ve not had an airframe ‘downgrade’ on QF though in my last 4 trips. They seem to be quite full!
 

esquire

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This is a key selling point for QF over VA.
My company does a lot of SYD-PER travel - and amazingly, even with a BFOD policy (which allows a buffer of $50 towards QF as the preferred airline) everyone magically seems to book a QF A330.... :p
 

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Well if our experience is anything to go by the 330 is good to book if you are wanting an upgrade. For our 8/4 flight on a 330 we booked 2 AA J awards on 2/4.Selecting seats there were only 4 others selected yet the flight was full. We know that they were sending out upgrade emails so presumably a few were successful.
 

Longtoo

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Many thanks for your enthusiastic input. it is assuring. I just don't want to spend points on 737 upgrade. No problem if upgrade does not come through.

Joyce is still bullish on some international travel beyond NZ by Oct.
 

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