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Waitlisting for D Class on QF

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littl_flier

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I have to fly BNE-SYD on the 20/5 and would ultimately like to fly D class. Having a look at seatcounter.com, there is only two flights left with D class at 8:05am and 8:30pm. I would like to fly around midday. Does anyone know whether I can, and if so, what my chances are of waitlisting into D on say QF525 which is showing J9?
 
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There is not mention of wait listing in the DOX fare rules for this route, so I would surmise that it is not permitted.
 

Dave Noble

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If the rules haven't changed, then according to the domestic fare cue card, then waitlisting is permitted on the DOX fare though the document is about 18 months old

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Thanks guys. I gather that this is not something commonly done. I will defintely ask Qantas and post it back for future reference.

Based on the vibes I'm getting though, even if I can waitlist, I suspect I won't be having any luck. :(
 

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littl_flier said:
Based on the vibes I'm getting though, even if I can waitlist, I suspect I won't be having any luck. :(
I have waitlisted on many flights for D class seats on QF domestic (as part of Done4) and not one has ever come through.
 

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Reggie said:
I have waitlisted on many flights for D class seats on QF domestic (as part of Done4) and not one has ever come through.
Thanks Reggie, suspected that may be the case.
 

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Reggie said:
I have waitlisted on many flights for D class seats on QF domestic (as part of Done4) and not one has ever come through.
The fare rules for DONE4 are different for DOX fares. They just both haoppen to book into D class availability. But you cannot assume that because DONE4 permits waitlisting that DOX will also afford the same rules.
 

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NM said:
The fare rules for DONE4 are different for DOX fares. They just both haoppen to book into D class availability. But you cannot assume that because DONE4 permits waitlisting that DOX will also afford the same rules.
I wasn't proposing that DOX were afforded the same rules as DONE4, I was answering part 2 of the question by pointing out that my D class waitlists never came through. I made the point about the DONE4 so the OP could see that my answer to the second part of the question was not implying an answer to the first part.
 

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May I suggest the following if saving dollars is the go.
1.Check the flight avail in J on qantas.com for avail.On a midday service its reasonable to expect there wont be huge late demand as for 0700 or 1700 departures.the trick here will be to book as late as poss
1.Grab a D class seat anytime on the day for a flight after the one you want to travel on.
Front at the airport for yr earier flight...whilst people on the cheapest Y fares find it difficult to change flights on the day (except when there are operation disruptions)a business cabin revenue ticket will be treated as full J on the day of travel and they will gladly rebook you to the earlier flight...leave enough time to enjoy the th QF club now Jay travellers have access
The only issue is you may not get that flexibility from the Checkin Kiosks if D class is closed
 

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Great, thankyou Standby. There is a flight at 8:15pm that has a couple of D class seats available. So, if I turn up at the airport at 11 for QF525 @ 12:15 showing J9, I should have no problems? That would certainly be great, and lots of fun for my first Business experience! :p
 

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littl_flier said:
Great, thankyou Standby. There is a flight at 8:15pm that has a couple of D class seats available. So, if I turn up at the airport at 11 for QF525 @ 12:15 showing J9, I should have no problems? That would certainly be great, and lots of fun for my first Business experience! :p
There is a chance that this could backfire if the staffer insisted that D class be available on your flight before moving you, but this does sound like a good plan and something I'll have to keep in mind!
 
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