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QF Domestic Eco. Reward Booking - upgrade to J

Ade

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So, I booked a Y reward domestic from SYD to MEL on QF last night. I understand that this is a last minute booking, given that tomorrow is ANZAC Day. I chose the last flight out of SYD today (24/04) and return on Monday (29/04) morning to go straight into work

As per usual, it was 8000 points + $36 one way, 16,000 points + $72 +$12 for insurance. Booking done, PNR issued, all good so far.

Then I thought I'd check how many more points is required to upgrade to J and did so using the UPGRADE option on my Bookings page. To my surprise, it was 12.000 points to upgrade from Y to J for SYD-MEL one-way

If I booked J seats as part of my reward booking, It would have only cost me 16,000 * 2 = 32,000 points + $72. However, doing a Y booking first and then choosing to upgrade is costing 40,000 points + taxes.

I've booked Eco. Y before and upgraded using only 10,000 points. It seems that is now raised to 12,000 points.

Did anyone else notice this ?
 

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It's 12000 to uograde a reward flight, and 10000 to upgrade a discount economy ticket.
 

Ade

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It's 12000 to uograde a reward flight, and 10000 to upgrade a discount economy ticket.
Thanks, I see that's the difference between a Disc. Y ticket and a Reward Y ticket.

But from a end customer perspective, it results in the customer spending 40,000 points for a reward J return upgrade, against, 32,000 for a reward J return fare.

IMHO, I feel that difference of 8000 points shouldn't be there - given that the points & status are hard earned by flying Qantas over the years. But that's my humble opinion
 

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Having the ability to upgrade an award seat has only been a recent (I.e ~3 years ago) addition, but at a higher cost compared to upgrading a paid fare
 
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Ade

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You do get (disc Y) points/SC on the upgraded ticket to soften the blow a bit
So If I understood you right, I book a reward Y ticket, and upgrade to J - In this situation, do I get SC's or points?
 

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So If I understood you right, I book a reward Y ticket, and upgrade to J - In this situation, do I get SC's or points?
Apologies-had just deleted my post as I realised Id got the wrong end of the stick
 

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