Vancouver to Adelaide upgrading with Avios

Old Aug 5, 19, 8:29 pm
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Vancouver to Adelaide upgrading with Avios

Looking to fly Vancouver to Adelaide return premium economy and upgrade to business using Avios.

My questions are:

1. which airline from Oneworld is the best

2, how many Avios do I need and is there a location I can find this information

3. how do I go about booking this

Much appreciated
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Old Aug 5, 19, 8:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Skysea View Post
Looking to fly Vancouver to Adelaide return premium economy and upgrade to business using Avios.

My questions are:
1. which airline from Oneworld is the best
2, how many Avios do I need and is there a location I can find this information
3. how do I go about booking this

Much appreciated
You can only upgrade with avios on BA flights, or eligible AA flights (AA PE-->J may not be eligible)

From Vancouver to Adelaide Oneworld choices are
  • CX YVR-HKG-ADL
  • QF YVR-SYD-ADL (YVR is seasonable)
  • AA/QF YVR-LAX-SYD-ADL
  • QF from/to various USA & Au airports

Great Circle Mapper

Business class awards Canada/US<----> Australia are very hard to get
Upgrades to Business class Canada/US<----> Australia on AA/QF are very hard to get

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Old Aug 5, 19, 8:47 pm
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Thank you!
Could I use Avios for the whole flight.
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Old Aug 5, 19, 8:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Skysea View Post
Could I use Avios for the whole flight.
Yes, if you can find business class award availability.
When do you want to travel?

Australia New Zealand in AA forum for reference:-
AAdvantage award to / from Australia, New Zealand (master thread)

Airlines that fly USA/Canada to/from Australia
  • Air Canada AC (YVR – SYD BNE MEL) [Star Alliance]
  • Air New Zealand NZ (LAX SFO ORD IAH YVR via AKL) [Star Alliance]
  • Air Tahiti Nui TN (LAX – via Tahiti & AKL. Last segments on QF codeshares) (AA & DL partner)
  • American Airlines AA (LAX - SYD) [OneWorld Alliance] (AS partner)
  • Delta DL (LAX – SYD) (VA & AS partner) [Skyteam Alliance]
  • Fiji Airways FJ (LAX SFO HNL – BNE SYD MEL ADL via Fiji) (QF, AA & AS partner)
  • Hawaiian HA (HNL – BNE SYD) (AA & VA partner)
  • Jetstar JQ (HNL – BNE SYD MEL)
  • Qantas QF (LAX SFO JFK(via LAX) DFW HNL YVR* – SYD; LAX, SFO**, ORD** - BNE; LAX SFO - MEL) [OneWorld Alliance] (AS partner) {* seasonal}{**BNE ORD from 20 April, 2020, **BNE SFO from 5 Feb 2020}
  • United UA (LAX - MEL, LAX SFO IAH – SYD) (SFO - MEL from 20 Oct 2019)[Star Alliance].Reduced service IAH-SYD & LAX-SYD March 29 through October 25
  • Virgin Australia VA (LAX – BNE SYD MEL) (codeshares with AC*) (DL & AC* partner) [*= some routes in 2017-18 link]
  • and others via Asia & Middle East
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