Has anyone used this benefit or knows how it works? One leg of a trip that I’m looking at is sold out in economy - does this benefit give me the ability to buy a seat on this flight? If so do I need to call Qantas or can I do it via the website?
"including the Platinum One member".
Didn't this used to be a WP benefit?
Still is a WP benefit:Yes, it used to be a vanilla platinum benefit before P1 came along...
My boss used it when QF was ex Dubai. The QF flight was full, so they said they would bump someone off but would he accept an EK seat instead? He said ok as long as a QF codeshare, no probs and it was doneI've used this "benefit" successfully once on a sold out flight.
I used it less successfully on a sold out flight that I didn't check in online for. I arrived at the airport just in time to check in, only to be told that they had allocated my full fare seat to someone else! They put me on a flight with the competition departing at a similar time. I didn't have lounge access, the special meal I'd booked, etc. - and could have bought that seat directly with competition for half the price! I did get ORC, though ...
I am missing something no doubt, I've read that a few time and I can't figure out what that actually means in practice. Maybe I'm confused by the "when holding" - I already have a ticket, so I can buy another one for myself for the same flight? Uh? I'm not quite seeing the point there.Still is a WP benefit:
- Priority Economy seat purchase for two passengers
Priority Economy seat purchase is available when holding or purchasing a Full Economy ticket for up to two people, including the Platinum member. Available on any Qantas operated flight with a Qantas flight number (excluding non-jet QantasLink services), for bookings made before midday on the day before travel10.
WP/P1 member already holds ticket and wants to book a ticket for +1 on a sold out flight.I am missing something no doubt, I've read that a few time and I can't figure out what that actually means in practice. Maybe I'm confused by the "when holding" - I already have a ticket, so I can buy another one for myself for the same flight? Uh? I'm not quite seeing the point there.
Qantas will oversell flight by two people and potentially boot someone off if needed.The "or purchasing" suggests you can buy a ticket for a sold out flight? Meaning they'll boot some poor sod to make room for me?
I think it’s the word ‘priority’ that I don’t quite get. It reads to me like they’re saying ‘you get priority to buy a seat that doesn’t exist’ rather than what they mean which is ‘we’ll let you buy a seat that will only exist when we throw someone else off the flight’.How does the website wording not match reality?
The point is it's all statistics - no guarantee everyone will turn up for the flight anyway, or some will miss connections etc. The worst case is someone gets denied boarding but it isn't a sure outcome of the perk.‘we’ll let you buy a seat that will only exist when we throw someone else off the flight’.
But that is what it means.It reads to me like they’re saying ‘you get priority to buy a seat that doesn’t exist’
Yes, to the limit of what they expect to accommodate without booting people. The benefit is that they will continue to oversell, even if they wouldn't normally, and run the risk.Qantas already oversells flights,