QF Upgrades - Successes or Failures (post results)

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Success PE to J, as WP, on QF35 on Saturday. Came through at 12.07am this morning about T-60. Was the first thing I saw when I woke up this morning although sadly it's a non-refurbished A380
 

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Success domestically 2 weeks ago (thanks to the Qantas Upgrade Fairy) coming through at T-28. Hoping for 3 more this week

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The dom. upgrade fairy needs prodding sometimes.

MEL-SYD QF474 28 May, 2x U seats available but the IT gods waitlisted us pineapples. Call to the premium line, where the upgrade fairy might live, and we got the wonderful Anita who divorced our married segments and fixed it up. We had booked a DSC flight MCY-MEL-SYD. As you do.

Tried again tonight, 5x U seats available on MEL-BNE on QF634 17 Jul, but another waitlist as I'd booked a DSC through fare SYD-MEL-BNE. As you do. I'll give the fairies a call tomorrow and ask for another divorce.
 
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The dom. upgrade fairy needs prodding sometimes.

MEL-SYD QF474 28 May, 2x U seats available but the IT gods waitlisted us pineapples. Call to the premium line, where the upgrade fairy might live, and we got the wonderful Anita who divorced our married segments and fixed it up. We had booked a DSC flight MCY-MEL-SYD. As you do.

Tried again tonight, 5x U seats available on MEL-BNE on QF634 17 Jul, but another waitlist as I'd booked a DSC through fare SYD-MEL-BNE. As you do. I'll give the fairies a call tomorrow and ask for another divorce.
Hi @PineappleSkip

Just wandering does calling the upgrade fairy work? Looking for domestic upgrade for Mel to BNE at end of June.
Or maybe its too popular and no luck with my request.

Thanks.
 

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Just wandering does calling the upgrade fairy work? Looking for domestic upgrade for Mel to BNE at end of June.
Or maybe its too popular and no luck with my request.
You can ask for the loads here: Flight Availability/Loadings & Upgrade Probability Help Desk

You can also check by seeing if there are classic award business seats available on the flight. If there are not then there aren't U seats available.

If your domestic flight has sufficient U seats available then calling up should work. Otherwise you'll need to wait till closer to departure to see if it comes through.

A request getting stuck often happens if the upgrade request is made before the flight is ticketed. So if you make a booking wait till you get the e-ticket before putting an upgrade request in.
 
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You can ask for the loads here: Flight Availability/Loadings & Upgrade Probability Help Desk

You can also check by seeing if there are classic award business seats available on the flight. If there are not then there aren't U seats available.

If your domestic flight has sufficient U seats available then calling up should work. Otherwise you'll need to wait till closer to departure to see if it comes through.

A request getting stuck often happens if the upgrade request is made before the flight is ticketed. So if you make a booking wait till you get the e-ticket before putting an upgrade request in.
Thanks for the tips :)
 

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Fail for my BNE/PER flight today (pity as it’s an A330), will have slum it in 24D instead.
Hoping to have more success on my return flights PER/ADL and ADL/BNE
 

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Well Qantas have no problems on BNE/PER and vice versa. A333 was full in Business yet only 170 in Y. The CSA said similar for the return flight last night (full in J but only 130 in Y).
 

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Well Qantas have no problems on BNE/PER and vice versa. A333 was full in Business yet only 170 in Y. The CSA said similar for the return flight last night (full in J but only 130 in Y).
Actually, if the seat next to me is empty, I don’t mind staying in Y. Unless it’s a 737 long Perth to eastern states of course. I’ve been lucky with most upgrades recently. HBA-PER was also full in J but less than 50% in Y.
 

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QF741 SYD-ADL

Bid for two pax to upgrade to business at 4000 points and $175 each was unsuccessful.

Four empty seats in business and economy cabin half empty but still stuck in a middle seat between two other passengers.

The joys of Platinum.
 

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economy cabin half empty but still stuck in a middle seat between two other passengers.

The joys of Platinum.

How did this happen?

Unless Qantas moved you in between two other passengers, I'm not sure how you can end up in a middle seat on a half full flight through any fault but your own. Mathematically, if a flight is only 50% full there must be a window or aisle seat available somewhere on the plane with a seat free next to it...
 
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How did this happen?

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Don’t know how this ‘happened’, mate and it’s lovely to be at fault. Perhaps because there are two of us flying together. We got the window and the middle. Someone else was put in the aisle seat.
 
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Complaining that you were 'stuck in a middle seat between two passengers' is a little disingenuous if one of them was your travel partner.
Ok, duly noted. Would have still hoped the other seat was free given the amount of free seats on the plane 🤷‍♂️
 

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