We all want to fly in Business, and as you’ll learn below, Qantas seat upgrades can be a good use of your points!
All Qantas Frequent Flyer members can apply for a seat upgrade on both domestic and international Qantas operated flights. However, like Velocity and Virgin Australia operated flights, Qantas seat upgrades are dependent on reward seat availability and for international flights, the cheapest Qantas Economy fares are not eligible for upgrades at all.
Because of this, an upgrade to the pointy end of the plane isn’t always guaranteed. In fact, if you do not have a premium status, securing an upgrade on popular routes (Qantas long-haul international flights) can be a hail mary approach. You may be better off with a guaranteed reward seat booking.
Local availability, on the other hand, is very good. Especially if you book a month or so in advance. This can make domestic seat upgrades a very attractive proposition in certain cases.
As we touch on below, asking yourself the following questions will help determine if a Qantas seat upgrade is for you.
- Did someone else pay for my Economy ticket?
- Do I value the Qantas Flexible Economy fare? (sometimes costing up to 100% more)
If you answer yes to one, or both questions, a Qantas Seat upgrade may be worth considering.