Upgrades Syd -LAX

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missanalytical

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Ive flown four times to Lax from Brisbane and not succeeded in getting an upgrade once..

Someone mentioned that flying out from Sydney there is greater success in getting an upgrade..

Is this true???
 

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I'm not sure, I fly J international so not alot of experience with upgrades, but i'd have thought if it were a better chance, it would be because there's 2 flights a day instead of 1, doubling your odds.

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Ive flown four times to Lax from Brisbane and not succeeded in getting an upgrade once..

Someone mentioned that flying out from Sydney there is greater success in getting an upgrade..

Is this true???
Do you mean a points upgrade or an op-up? If you mean points upgrade, then I cannot say whether flying from Sydney or Brisbane will give you a better chance, but the LA routes are always difficult to get a points upgrade on. What is your QFF status, as that will be a major factor in your success.

If you mean an op-up, then 0 out of 4 is not an unusual position. Most people have much worse hit ratios.
 

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I am sure I had heard that it was easier to get points upgrades from BNE than SYD due to the number of WP that might be ahead of you in the queue in SYD.

Is SFO an option for you?
 

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Ive flown four times to Lax from Brisbane and not succeeded in getting an upgrade once..

Someone mentioned that flying out from Sydney there is greater success in getting an upgrade..

Is this true???
I guess it depends upon your status. A WP has more change than a SG. Flying a Monday or Tuesday would increase your odds as well.

Other than that you really need to put your request in at the 90 day limit.
 

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As a general rule what serfty is good advice, the mid week flights have lower loads and better chances of upgrades.
I am almost 100% for request upgrades on international services in the last 2 years (as Platinum) including tonights flight. but none of these have been USA, but to LHR which is also a busy route.
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We're flying Syd/SFO mid September - I reckon as we are both bronze, on award flights, in our mid 50s (well over the hump really), we would have to have one blue eye, one green eye -each of us of course, one with a limp and one with two right legs and I could handle all that but they wouldn't tell us which one of us has to have the two right legs!! Still, hope is a fine thing!
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Driver, stick around AFF, learn from others experinces and tips, then put it to good use - very soon you may find yourself being able to fly more comfortably more often; even being able to guest friends into Airline lounges ... ;) :D
 

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Driver, stick around AFF, learn from others experinces and tips, then put it to good use - very soon you may find yourself being able to fly more comfortably more often; even being able to guest friends into Airline lounges ... ;) :D

It is truly an amazing world serfty - and I have learned heaps and am greatly enjoying reading all the posts. I have just applied for and been accepted for a Wizare Clear Advantage Mastercard, thanks to advice here. I have two passes for LAX Qantas lounge courtesy of two members and have been calmed down about a too short time between connecting flights. The help and kindness is amazing. I like too, the feisty to and fros! Cheers! :cool:
 

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Not sure about to SYD... however I had a question about a recent op-up on the QF94 LAX-MEL route...

""""THREAD HIJACKING"""" (not sure whether that's appropriate on an avaition forum.........?)

It was my first flight as a QF SG, and I was booked on the AA codeshare flight number in V class economy?

The flight was full down the back (2 free seats total in Y), yet J had about 8 empty skybeds....

The LAX checkin agent seemed surprised himself! (He said "Oh, you've been upgraded!?" - implying that the Res system had something to do with it?) I was more shocked than anything... has anyone got a possible explanation other than 'I got really really lucky'?

(FTR: I had sent in a complaint to QF in Dec last year RE:being rerouted via BNE and lost baggage for 4 days (6 transpac flights since then: no op-up))
 

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IMHO, your oneworld Sapphire did the job; they must have already upgraded/dealt with anyone higher in the pecking onrder.
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Other than that, "Lucky" is appropriate.

(It's less likely your lost baggage had an influence)
 

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has anyone got a possible explanation other than 'I got really really lucky'?
Most likely they needed to seat another party (e.g. family) together and they looks for the easiest way to find the right combination of seats available together. Since you had some status and your seat could help get the party together, you were upgraded to make space in the economy cabin.
 

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Hi, i have a trip to USA coming up and plan to book it next week. Do you think if I book the flight to travel on AFL GF day I have a better chance of getting a J upgrade via points, thinking maybe loadings might be down that day?
 
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