Upgrade to "U"

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  1. v8Statesman

    v8Statesman Established Member

    2 questions :)

    1: What is better in assertaing U seats? KVS Availability tool or ExpertFlyer software?

    2: Can some kind person please paste the current state of :-

    Mon 17 Apr 06 23:25 Perth 05:45 (Tue) Brisbane QF652 2

    Kind Regards,
    Stuart
     

  2. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

    Nov 25, 2004
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    J3 D2 I0 U0 Y9 B9 H9 W9 K9 M9 R9 L9 V8 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0 T0 X0 E0
     
  3. aus_flyer

    aus_flyer Established Member

    Feb 15, 2005
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    I am not familiar with KVS but I use expertflyer.

    Expertflyer has recently launched a "notify" service for subscribers on the $9.95 plan. You can select a particular flight and the class you're after, and they will email you if a seat/s becomes available.
     
  4. Maca44

    Maca44 Established Member

    Sep 2, 2005
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    According to expert flyer there are no "U" seats available on either of the three direct flights for that date.
    3 Flights Returned
    0 Connections
    QF 652 0 PER
    04/17/06 11:25PM BNE
    04/18/06 05:45AM 73H M J3 D2 I0 U0 Y9 B9 H9 W9 K9 M9 R9 L9 V8 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0 T0 X0 E0
    0 Connections
    QF 594 0 PER
    04/17/06 05:10PM BNE
    04/17/06 11:30PM 73H D J6 D2 I0 U0 Y9 B9 H9 W9 K9 M9 R9 L9 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0 T0 X0 E0
    0 Connections
    QF 598 0 PER
    04/17/06 01:15PM BNE
    04/17/06 07:40PM 332 L J9 D4 I0 U0 Y9 B9 H9 W9 K9 M9 R9 L5 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0 T0 X0 E0

    3 Flights Returned
     
  5. v8Statesman

    v8Statesman Established Member

    Thankyou for the replies. I will look at the Expertflyer program. Lets hope no one buys anymore "J" seats and they let me upgrade in the club.

    I have clicked on the "Request Upgrade" button about 6 times today. I am not sure how often seat allocations change on QF.
     
  6. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

    Jun 30, 2002
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    On Perth flights, I have never got an upgrade pressing on the button, and I have pressed that button many many times..
     
  7. v8Statesman

    v8Statesman Established Member

    Ever got a ODU? I am hoping to. I told my travel agent to book me V so I have a chance at upgrade.
     
  8. aus_flyer

    aus_flyer Established Member

    Feb 15, 2005
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    Don't forget - no "on departure upgrade" with International. All requests must be submitted at least 24 hours before departure.
     
  9. v8Statesman

    v8Statesman Established Member

    I did not know that. Thank you.


    But this flight in question is PER-BNE so I should still have a chance, correct?
     
  10. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

    Jun 30, 2002
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    I've had ODU's and op-up's, just never had any luck with that pesky button :) And ringing up has never got me anywhere either.
     
  11. markis10

    markis10 Veteran Member

    Nov 25, 2004
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    Have got ODU's ex Perth often by checking in at QP three hours before the flight, when the seats are made available.
     
  12. v8Statesman

    v8Statesman Established Member

    Cool, I will try that and then either sit in the lounge or head back out.

    Also what is an "op-up"?
     
  13. serfty

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    Nov 16, 2004
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    An "Op Up" is short for "Operational Upgrade".

    Two of the more common resons that this happens is when:

    1) The WHY Cabin is oversold but there is space in J, so to fit all the PAX in some passengers booked in WHY get upgrades to J seating.

    2) A flight get cancelled for technical reasons and to reacommodate all the passengers in other flights, spare seats in the J cabins on the other flighs are used for passenger otherwise booked in WHY.

    Normally, elite Frequent Flyer in the Airline's program get priority for these spare J seats. E.g. For Qantas, this gernally means CL, WP, SG, PS, QP NB, NB in that order.

    For International flights with Fist Class, this could mean that some J pax are upgraded to first and thier seats are taken by upgraded WHY PAX.
     
  14. v8Statesman

    v8Statesman Established Member

    Thank you so much for that information serfty!


    One question has arisen from your post. Can you expand on these codes? CL, WP, SG, PS, QP NB, NB

    I think WP is Qantas Platinum (Black Card) am I correct? I am guessing the others are plane white membership, Qantas Club, silver, gold etc, but I can not work out what is what.
     
  15. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

    Mar 22, 2005
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    Chairman's Lounge, Wanker Platinum, Scum Gold, Pleb Silver, Qantas Pub Nothing Bronze and Nothing Bronze.

    Try this thread, for detailed explanations, 7 posts down the list!

    Abbreviations and Explanations
     
  16. v8Statesman

    v8Statesman Established Member

    Thankyou for that information.

    It is all exciting for me at the moment. I have a meeting with Austrade in the morning looking at gov funding 1 for 1 in relation to expanding my business to SIN. I had budgeted for it with out funding. so with the extra $ it will fly J more often.
     
  17. v8Statesman

    v8Statesman Established Member

    Can someone tell me how to ger Expertflyer to return results like this? I am burning up my 20 free trial trying to work it out.
     
  18. NM

    NM
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    Aug 27, 2004
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    Log in to Expertflyer. Select Flight Availability. Enter the flight details, such as departing airport, arriving airport, date etc and submit the request. You should get a result that looks like this. The information is under the Available Classes column and can be copied and pasted in the format you show.
     
  19. v8Statesman

    v8Statesman Established Member

    Never mind, worked it out :) And there is now more "J" seats available.

    3 Flights Returned
    0 Connections
    QF 652 0 PER
    04/17/06 11:25PM BNE
    04/18/06 05:45AM 73H M J6 D2 I0 U0 Y7 B7 H7 W7 K7 M7 R7 L7 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0 T0 X0 E0
    0 Connections
    QF 594 0 PER
    04/17/06 05:10PM BNE
    04/17/06 11:30PM 73H D J5 D2 I0 U0 Y9 B9 H9 W9 K9 M9 R9 L9 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0 T0 X0 E0
    0 Connections
    QF 598 0 PER
    04/17/06 01:15PM BNE
    04/17/06 07:40PM 332 L J9 D4 I0 U0 Y9 B9 H9 W9 K9 M9 R9 L0 V0 S0 N0 Q0 O0 G0 T0 X0 E0
     
  20. v8Statesman

    v8Statesman Established Member

    Must have posted at the same time (almost) Thank NM
     
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