Upgrade at all possible here? | Australian Frequent Flyer
Australian Frequent Flyer

Welcome to Australia's leading independent Frequent Flyer and Travel Resource since 1998!
Our site contains tons of information that will improve your travel experience.

Joining AFF is fast, simple & absolutely free - register now and take immediate advantage of these great BENEFITS.

Once registered, this box will disappear. And you will see fewer advertisements :)

Upgrade at all possible here?

Status
Not open for further replies.

SilenceFOOL!

Junior Member
Joined
Jun 18, 2007
Messages
15

Booked Melb-Alice Springs rtn. Boths ways flying 737 in Economy O class :(
Travelling with elderly person with mobility 'issues'. Q has emailed me saying can't upgrade
using my QFF points, too bad you're stuck in O so there :mad:
Im keeping my eyes on the flight and business class is virtually empty on both legs.
Is anyone of the opinion that I may be able to get an upgrade to business on the day purely by asking the question?
Or might I be asked to pay for the upgrade at a reduced rate (thats OK but what would be the going rate do you think)?
Is there a more reliable way to check FOR SURE whether this flight is not full esp. in business class?

Thanks to all in advance for any tips on this.
 

Mal

AFF Supporter
Joined
Dec 25, 2004
Messages
12,253
Flights
My Map
Advise Qantas via phone that your travelling companion is a mobility impaired pax.

If it's a 737-800, then they should be able to allocate seats in row 4 which have improved leg room - and legroom nearly as good as what you'd find in J.

Other planes in the Qantas fleet also have better legroom seats that they may be able to allocate.

As for upgrading, I believe you're just about out of luck, Best you could do is to change your fare to a higher class that allowed upgrading (maybe $200 per flight per person) and see if upgrades are available. Paying the outright difference between O and J would probably be somewhere around $1000 per person per flight.
 
Last edited:

SilenceFOOL!

Junior Member
Joined
Jun 18, 2007
Messages
15
Mal said:
Advise Qantas via phone that your travelling companion is a mobility impaired pax.
If it's a 737-800, then they should be able to allocate seats in row 4 which have improved leg room - and legroom nearly as good as what you'd find in J.
Thanks Mal...already had done so -perhaps not v.obvious in my post :oops:
They came back to me saying they cant pre-allocate any seats, cant guarantee preference for aisle as requested, cant uprgade you to business using your points and so on.
'Only' arranged for wheelchair at both ends.

Oh well.....:(
 

Mal

AFF Supporter
Joined
Dec 25, 2004
Messages
12,253
Flights
My Map
SilenceFOOL! said:
Thanks Mal...already had done so -perhaps not v.obvious in my post :oops:
They came back to me saying they cant pre-allocate any seats,
That's correct. But what they *should* do is flag the ticket for special seating allocation. Basically it *should* get processed before the other seats are allocated and end up in row 4 (in the 737-800 example)... But as they claim, there is no guarantees on this.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

Community Statistics

Threads
80,778
Messages
1,858,406
Members
48,608
Latest member
NEC180
Top