Qantas Y vs BA WTP

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  1. aus_flyer

    aus_flyer Established Member

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    For a Platinum QFF, would you recommend Qantas Y with a pre-allocated exit row seat, or BA WTP, for travel SYD-LHR.

    I suspect that I would have a better chance of an upgrade to J with QF (??)

    So it's a bit of a gamble...
    Slightly better seat vs better chance of upgrade

    Thoughts?

    Also, I know some people have had op ups when travelling WTP... were you travelling on the single flight number SYD-LHR (vice versa) or broken SYD-SIN-LHR (in which case, which leg were you upgraded for?)
     

  2. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    To me it would be a no brainer, take the WT+ option with BA. BA WT+ is a lot more pleasant way to travel than any Why seat

    I wouldn't be basing my choice based on the v low likelihood of an involuntary upgrade occurring. Also, in that unlikely situation, I would suggest that as an OW Emerald in one of the 40 seats in WT+, you have a better chance of an upgrade to J than being a OW Emerald in a cabin of 315 and reports I have had from people getting upgraded do seem to fit this.
     
  3. NM

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    I too would be taking the guaranteed WT+ seat on BA over the chance for an upgrade on QF. And don't forget the full economy SCs and 10% cabin bonus for QF FF points.
     
  4. garyjohn951

    garyjohn951 Active Member

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    WT+ and depending on time of booking seats 28B or 28J as these are stand alone seats, with no one in front and no-one either side.
     
  5. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    I believe that 28BJ are normally blocked until Online Check in opens, so can often be nabbed by getting to OLCI as soon as it opens

    Dave
     
  6. aus_flyer

    aus_flyer Established Member

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    What about your upgrade experiences?
    Were you booked as single flight number, or two flight numbers?
     
  7. NM

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    Given that he said the uprade cost 60,000 QF FF points, it must have been a single flight number. And that is the only real option for QF1 via BKK anyway unless moving onto the BA codeshare in which case no upgrade opportunity.
     
  8. aus_flyer

    aus_flyer Established Member

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    See my original post.... I was referring to op ups from WT+ to Club World
     
  9. NM

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    Ahh, sorry. Too many similar threads going through my congested mind!
     
  10. Willie

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    I am a QF NB although was WP for four or so years when I was travelling to/from Canada every 2 weeks. Anyway, change of life and all that and no or minimal flying in the past 2.5 years. I flew SYD-SIN return in WT+ a couple of months ago. The trip was fine. The price difference from whY was only a $150 or so as it was a last minute booking. Enjoyed the extra SC and bonus miles. I just detest being crammed in to whY on any 747 ... Give me a WT+ product (alas not enough products around, but the situation is getting better...) or a smaller a/c such as 330/340 for whY travel.

    On checking in for the return I asked for seats on the side and the typically cranky Singapore airport check agent in told me to "wait a minute". Came back with 2 CW boarding passes for upstairs! No explanation just a surly "you've been upgraded!"

    So - for a NB I was very surprised - thanks BA. Gee it brought back memories!!

    2 weeks later I was upgraded on a same day return SYD-MEL-SYD BOTH ways! Thanks QF!

    So it really is a no brainer - WT+ and chances of an ODU are pretty high particularly considering your status and if not then WT+ will get you to The Old Dart in relative comfort.

    Good Luck...
     
  11. roryg

    roryg Junior Member

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    As others have said, take the certainty of WT+.

    As for upgrades to J, my partner and I have a 33% "success rate". Went to Britain last year (with 2-day stopovers in Singapore both ways), and got upgraded SIN-LHR. Just back from a trip to Singapore, and got got upgraded on the way back. In both cases, upgrades happened at check-in.

    Don't know if it makes any difference to BA, but I'm a QP Life-er. On all flights, we were flying on BA flight numbers.
     
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