Programs: One World Emerald/AA Executive Platinum/Qantas Gold/United Premier Gold/most USA airlines
Qantas upgrade policy
I am One World emerald and Qantas gold. I work overseas and many of the guys I work with say that Qantas occasionally will upgrade them, but they aren't ever told why. This has never happened to me, so is there any rhyme or reason as to why this might occur or what I might be able to do to make this more likely to happen? I don't think that the Qantas program has any automatic upgrades as part of its program like many other airlines do...so, any advice as to what I might do to get upgraded?
Location: Portland OR Double Emerald (QF and AA), DL PM/MM, Starwood Plat
Originally Posted by PNGento
...many of the guys I work with say that Qantas occasionally will upgrade them...
Some of the corporate discount agreements include a provision that J upgrades to F when space is available. This is quite common in the investment banking community, for example. These are not op-ups but a negotiated fare. Is your ticket endorsed "QF only"? That is one pre-req for this type of deal.
Programs: DJ Platinum with swords and oak leaves; QF LTG / OneWorld Sapphire; Hyatt Plat; HH Diamond, PC Plat
Definitely subject to oversells on International (from which I have benefited a couple of times, including my very first long-haul international many years ago from y->J - win!), but on domestic I've scored countless op-ups on half-empty flights.
All Hail Discordia!