Qantas Removed Seat Allocation from Boooking

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trippin_the_rift

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Dare I say it .........

Another QF Enhancement?

Big time. You go from Platinum and the seating benefits which come from it - to a position where a Bronze member could select a better seat.


Good god, is that the fastest ever WP qualification??
IIRC....someone else on AFF qualified for WP in the first 3 days of their membership year.
 

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IIRC....someone else on AFF qualified for WP in the first 3 days of their membership year.
I once re-qualified 8 days ...(1180 in 5 days) - MEL-//-BOS-//-HNL-//-BOS-//-MIA-//-BOS-//-MEL-AKL


Back on topic ...


I even put my "Gift" vouchers into Myflights.
 

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I even put my "Gift" vouchers into Myflights.

I'm another fan of My Flights App but I've never thought to do that ... thanks!

I'd be extremely disappointed if seat allocation was turfed upon a downward tier change. Won't happen till at least 2019 but something that would be frustrating given my propensity for planning well in advance.
 
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I dropped from Platinum to Gold as of 1st January, with a number of flights booked that sees me sitting at 1380 status credits as of today and reaching 1500 by the 21st of the month.

Two of those flights are MEL-AKL in J in February. I selected seats 1C when I booked as a WP. I checked seat allocation and found that my selection had been removed form all my Qantas flights and noted as AISLE seats.

It was confirmed that upon status change any seat allocations made will be removed by Qantas and you will need to reselect seats based on your new status.

Haven't heard that one.

I believe BA also turfs you out of your seat if you drop status and your seat is in a zone allocated to higher status passengers.

The funny thing is with BA that they mustn't have theoretical seating or restrict certain seats being available to status on the day they checkin. They obviously can restrict it somehow in reservations but possibly around T-80 or later it's possible for the airline doing the checkin for the first (non BA) flight to change pax to a better seat eg row 1 on all Y 767 flight LHR/GLA, row 4 on a 737 flight, row 28 on a 744 or 77W or upper deck on the 388. Same for AA - easy for a non-status pax to get row 8 on a 738 or exit row.

Or use the very handy My Flights app!

Will have to check it out. Sounds good.

I use MyFlight as well - shame it no longer works with Sabre ...

I found Award Wallet advised of a seating change on AA flights where the a/c was still a B757 but had changed from 12DE in an exit to 24AB in an exit when it must've gone from an AA 752 to an old US 752 (had all the US Air livery inside). When I received the email it had a red line through our original seat selection then displayed the new seats. I went straight to the AA website and was able to reselect exit row seats 6DE on the 'new' a/c.

I'm another fan of My Flights App but I've never thought to do that ... thanks!

I'd be extremely disappointed if seat allocation was turfed upon a downward tier change. Won't happen till at least 2019 but something that would be frustrating given my propensity for planning well in advance.

We had this happen to us on a BNE/xSYD/HNL/xSYD/BNE pnr - outbound was July last year and inbound November (nested fare) where we had allocated seats at the time of booking like we always do, then upon checking MMB discovered that 28JK had become a generic window request for both of us. Both of us have been WP for several years and there was no drop in status for etiher of us so I get the feeling it's more a system glitch than anything else. It's possible at some stage that the a/c type HNL/SYD changed from a 332 to 333 then back to a 332 again however the seating SYD/BNE on the 738 also disappeared for the QF552 or QF556 flight which would not have had a a/c type change as always operated by a 738.
 

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Haven't heard that one.



The funny thing is with BA that they mustn't have theoretical seating or restrict certain seats being available to status on the day they checkin. They obviously can restrict it somehow in reservations but possibly around T-80 or later it's possible for the airline doing the checkin for the first (non BA) flight to change pax to a better seat eg row 1 on all Y 767 flight LHR/GLA, row 4 on a 737 flight, row 28 on a 744 or 77W or upper deck on the 388. Same for AA - easy for a non-status pax to get row 8 on a 738 or exit row.



Will have to check it out. Sounds good.



I found Award Wallet advised of a seating change on AA flights where the a/c was still a B757 but had changed from 12DE in an exit to 24AB in an exit when it must've gone from an AA 752 to an old US 752 (had all the US Air livery inside). When I received the email it had a red line through our original seat selection then displayed the new seats. I went straight to the AA website and was able to reselect exit row seats 6DE on the 'new' a/c.



We had this happen to us on a BNE/xSYD/HNL/xSYD/BNE pnr - outbound was July last year and inbound November (nested fare) where we had allocated seats at the time of booking like we always do, then upon checking MMB discovered that 28JK had become a generic window request for both of us. Both of us have been WP for several years and there was no drop in status for etiher of us so I get the feeling it's more a system glitch than anything else. It's possible at some stage that the a/c type HNL/SYD changed from a 332 to 333 then back to a 332 again however the seating SYD/BNE on the 738 also disappeared for the QF552 or QF556 flight which would not have had a a/c type change as always operated by a 738.

Our seats on the HNL flights vanished when there was an equipment change.
 

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Have just started a quick play with My Flights. so far looks good. And if nothing else it has shown me my seat allocation on an upcoming JAL (booked on QF) flight which I requested from the Premium line but can't see on MMB so wasn't sure it had been made! So thanks for that tip AFF'ers.
 

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Just to close this thread out also. Now that I have regained WP I have retaken my seats as originally booked. Iif they change now then there is a gremlin at work :D
 
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