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pax1a

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Hi All,

I have 9 upgrade credits, 2 which expire Jul 31 2006.

I never really use upgrade credit and the last thing I want is to book and econ, turn up to the airport only to be told “sorry sir, your upgrade didn’t come through, enjoy 56k”

Is it possible to book an Econ ticket, use the upgrade credit, then once the upgrade is confirmed, move the flight?

Or any other suggestions…

Pax
 

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pax1a said:
Is it possible to book an Econ ticket, use the upgrade credit, then once the upgrade is confirmed, move the flight?

No. If you want confirmable upgrades rather than trusting the lottery then you'll need to use them domestically. Tools such as Expert Flyer will assist in showing flights with upgrade availability.
 
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Kiwi Flyer said:
No. If you want confirmable upgrades rather than trusting the lottery then you'll need to use them domestically. Tools such as Expert Flyer will assist in showing flights with upgrade availability.
Yes, look for U class availability on Domestic Flights. (QF400 and above)
 

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Once a flight has been upgraded, can you change the date of travel?

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pax1a said:
Once a flight has been upgraded, can you change the date of travel?

pax
If you change a flight for which you have been upgraded using points or UCs, you lose the UCs or points.

Here is a quote from the Qantas Web site:
qantas.com.au said:
You may cancel an unconfirmed upgrade requests without penalty, however should your upgrade request be confirmed and you choose to cancel, you will forfeit the points or Upgrade credits* used and a seat may no longer be available in the original class you booked in.
This is specific to international upgrades. Domestic upgrade cancellations are explained in the full terms and conditions:
qantas.com.au said:
15.2.2 Flight Upgrades cancelled within 24 hours of flight departure, or failure to board a booked flight (no-show), will result in the loss of the Flight Upgrade and any Points or Upgrade Credits used to redeem the Flight Upgrade. Flight Upgrades cancelled more than 24 hours prior to departure may be refunded and will incur a Refund of Unused Flight Upgrade Fee (see the Fee Schedule).
Any change of date/flight will require the requested upgrade to be cancelled and you need to re-apply for the new flight.
 

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NM said:
If you change a flight for which you have been upgraded using points or UCs, you lose the UCs or points. ...
Not quite the case...

For domestic flights an upgrade is either confirmed or not at the time of the request depending upon upgrade class availability. If the confirmed domestic upgrade is cancelled prior to 24 hours before the flight, the points and SC's are returned, subject to a 5,000 QFF point "Unused Flight Upgrade Fee". (<24 hours and you lose the points/SC's).

I conject that to change a domestic flight for which an upgrade has been confirmed more than 24 hours before scheduled departure would ordinarily result in the upgrade being cancelled, the points or SC's returned and the 5k fee charged. Any SC returned would retain it's original expiry date and thus expire if this date has passed.
 

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serfty said:
I conject that to change a domestic flight for which an upgrade has been confirmed more than 24 hours before scheduled departure would ordinarily result in the upgrade being cancelled, the points or SC's returned and the 5k fee charged. Any SC returned would retain it's original expiry date and thus expire if this date has passed.
I conject that your conjecture is accurate :rolleyes:.
 
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