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Qantas Y vs BA WTP

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aus_flyer

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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?)
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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garyjohn951 said:
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.
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

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

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odoherty said:
What about your upgrade experiences?
Were you booked as single flight number, or two flight numbers?
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.
 

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

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odoherty said:
See my original post.... I was referring to op ups from WT+ to Club World
Ahh, sorry. Too many similar threads going through my congested mind!
 

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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...
 

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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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