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Old Apr 11, 10, 10:42 pm   #1
 
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Op Up's with Qantas flights operated by British Airways?

Hi, I travel a lot internationally and quite frequently get Op Up's with Qantas as a WP when on an Economy class ticket.

Does this ever happen with Qantas flights operated by British Airways (QF301/302 SYD <-> BKK)?

Or is it strictly a slight chance only on QF metal even though as a WP I am also One World Emerald?
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Old Apr 11, 10, 11:30 pm   #2
 
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Hi, I travel a lot internationally and quite frequently get Op Up's with Qantas as a WP when on an Economy class ticket.

Does this ever happen with Qantas flights operated by British Airways (QF301/302 SYD <-> BKK)?

Or is it strictly a slight chance only on QF metal even though as a WP I am also One World Emerald?
one of my WP mates who does BA all the time constantly gets upgrades from WT+ to J. Running at 75% upgrade rate....
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Old Apr 12, 10, 5:09 am   #3
 
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Slightly off topic but i flew Manila - Sydney via Hong Kong last week (all as a WP on a QF paid ticket)

Cathay Op Up'd me from J to F for Manila - Hong Kong
Unfortunatly QF didn't do the same for the HK - Syd leg
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Old Apr 12, 10, 5:12 am   #4
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Never an international op up in the last 5 years as a WP.
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First ever long-haul flight (SYD-LAX) many years ago as a QPNB, I was op-upped Y-J. Noice.

Ruined me.
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Old Apr 12, 10, 6:24 am   #6
 
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I got one last year. QF11. Points upgrade from Y to Y+, then opup to J.
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Old Apr 12, 10, 6:27 am   #7
 
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OP is asking about opups on BA metal, not QF metal.
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Old Apr 12, 10, 6:43 am   #8
 
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As a UK based QF Gold I have to say I've never got an op-op on BA as far as I can recall. In fact last year my BA blue colleague got a W to J op-up from LHR - LAX when I didn't
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Old Apr 12, 10, 9:36 am   #9
 
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As a UK based QF Gold I have to say I've never got an op-op on BA as far as I can recall. In fact last year my BA blue colleague got a W to J op-up from LHR - LAX when I didn't
Also a UK based QF SG here, but I've been very lucky by comparison. I fly mainly BA on European short-haul hops, and in the past two years I've probably been upgraded around 10-15% of flights. Mostly occur when travelling solo, but also often enough when travelling with my partner (QF Silver) and we've both been bumped up. Have also been very unexpectedly op-upped on IB and CX recently, so it seems that other OW carriers do look after their collective own.

Long haul is far less common, but BA moved me up to WT+ last year on a LHR-HKG which was quite nice for an overnight flight. Although I must admit I've never been as happy as when QF moved me from Y to J from SYD-SIN-FRA on an award ticket three years ago.

I guess it's pure luck, but it amazes me the regularity given that I'm not top tier, nor BAEC. Not that I'm complaining for a second, but you'd think there would be plenty more higher in the pecking order than QF SG.

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Old Apr 12, 10, 11:10 am   #10
 
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I too have excellent OpUp record on BA (as a WP) when flying in Y+. Its one of the reasons on leisure trips I'll often pay for Y+ on at least one of the legs, cos I am rarely upgraded on BA when in Y (though it has happened a few times, especially in 2009) but have been regularly - 50-75% of the time I'd guess over the past two years - when in Y+.

I've not flown on BA on a QF flight number for a very long time though, so can't comment on OpUps in that particular case.
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Old Apr 12, 10, 1:31 pm   #11
 
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Can't think how many times I've circumnavigated the globe during the last decade - a QF WP the whole time.

Op UG'd once on BA from Y to J LHR-TLV
Moved to F seats on LA but received J service on a short hop between SCL-EZE (this was just before LA withdrew its F cabin)

Erm, that's it...

Have flown mostly F on long haul for the last few years so immaterial anyway. My next trip to Oz will be QF J all the way, and I don't hold out much hope for an UG other than by using points and joining the queue.
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No op-ups for me on QF or BA.
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Old Apr 12, 10, 3:00 pm   #13
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I have been op-uped on BA. My BA op-up is more frequent than QF op-up. QF op-up never used to happen to me but suddenly started to happen last year or towards the end of the year before. But I think the difference in QF and BA op-up rate is due to the routes I fly on BA (mostly non-status passengers).

P.S. Kiwi Flyer could it be because you always fly in the highest available cabin?

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Old Apr 12, 10, 3:07 pm   #14
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Since the OP was aking about op-ups with a QF # on BA metal, I can say that its has never happened to me. But, I have never done this code share. I have, however, had international op-ups on QF and BA (flight # & metal).

I would have thought that the airline staff would give the op-up to "their own" first and only resort to the code shares if there was no other option?
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Old Apr 12, 10, 5:52 pm   #15
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I would have thought that the airline staff would give the op-up to "their own" first and only resort to the code shares if there was no other option?
This would make sense but since we are talking airlines here I would quickly forget about this theory.
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