Login Now to remove this and all advertisements (GOLD and SILVER members)
Not a member? Register Now for free

UA upgrade on QF Metal

Status
Not open for further replies.

Nug300

Intern
Joined
Aug 15, 2012
Messages
65
Points
5
Hi guys

I have a friend travelling from the US in about a month with the initial flights of LAX-SYD on United metal, and then SYD-PER on QF Metal.

He is wanting to upgrade from Disc Y on the SYD-PER leg to business.

The flights are United ticketed and he is 1K status.

Can he upgrade via United with Miliage Plus noting that it is * Alliance not OneWorld?

He has requested other upgrades which would exhaust his points. Could i use my QF points somehow to upgrade for him?

He has some AA points but no status.

What other options may there be?

Cheers

Rob
 

MelUser

Established Member
Joined
Aug 6, 2007
Messages
1,680
Points
5
Yes - have the flight number and his name and booking reference.

Ring Qantas, tell them your cousin is travelling from Sydney to Perth and you would like to upgrade him/her with your points.

If upgrade not available ask to be "registered" for an upgrade.

Time is of the essence with these as Business U inventory dries up.
 
Get paid up to 25% in real cash from your everyday purchases from leading companies such as Virgin Australia, Booking.com, Woolworths, Coles, Apple, Microsoft and much more. Free to join and no catches!

Recommended by the Australian Frequent Flyer

moa999

Enthusiast
Joined
Jun 23, 2003
Messages
11,505
Points
1,195
You can only use Qantas points to upgrade QF metal.
AFAIK you cannot use any other program (even other oneworld airlines) to upgrade QF metal.

I believe Qantas domestic upgrades generally require being booked on the QF code, but if you have the Qantas (Amadeus PNR) YMMV
 

ozbeachbabe

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 10, 2009
Messages
6,444
Points
855
Hi guys

I have a friend travelling from the US in about a month with the initial flights of LAX-SYD on United metal, and then SYD-PER on QF Metal.

He is wanting to upgrade from Disc Y on the SYD-PER leg to business.

The flights are United ticketed and he is 1K status.

Can he upgrade via United with Miliage Plus noting that it is * Alliance not OneWorld?

He has requested other upgrades which would exhaust his points. Could i use my QF points somehow to upgrade for him?

He has some AA points but no status.

What other options may there be?

Cheers

Rob
Only QF points from their own frequent flyer program are permitted to be used for flight upgrades.

Besides the flight you wish to do the upgrade on being Qantas metal it must be booked/sold as a QF marketed flight not a codeshare, however I don't believe QF codeshare with UA at all so I'm fairly certain that although the SYD/PER flight may have been booked through UA and ticketed on UA '016' ticket stock it will be a QF flight number.

I've only ever done one or two points upgrades domestically which have been on QF '081' ticket stock so not sure if there's any restrictions about upgrade requests not being allowed on any other carriers ticket stock.
 

MelUser

Established Member
Joined
Aug 6, 2007
Messages
1,680
Points
5
Have successfully upgraded domestic on JAL issued stock and have successfully upgraded international on Finnair issued stock.

You are right - all they need is the QF flight number which they'll have as no codeshare with UA.
 

serfty

Veteran Member
Moderator
Joined
Nov 16, 2004
Messages
43,228
Points
3,270
Qantas
Platinum
Virgin
Platinum
It may be possible to do the request online - you will need to use your QFF points.

Firstly you need to find out his Qantas (Amadeus) booing reference.

Then log onto your QFF account and select "your bookings".

Toward the bottom of the screen you will see "Upgrade a family member" ...

Of you go for your brother in law, cousin or whatever the most applicable relationship would apply.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

Community Statistics

Threads
86,561
Messages
2,098,071
Members
53,890
Latest member
KidsplanetAcademy
Top