Hi everyone, first time poster here.
I have just booked a classic reward flight trip as per below using QFF points (for November of this year):
Leg 1: Melbourne > Hong Kong via Sydney (QF408 and QF127)
Leg 2: Hong Kong > London (CX253)
Leg 3: London > Barcelona (BA480)
Leg 4: Barcelona > Paris via London (BA483 and BA316)
Leg 5: Paris > Hong Kong (CX260)
Leg 6: Hong Kong > Melbourne (CX163)
All the above for 318k points (capped - under the Oneworld Classic Flight Reward) plus the related taxes.
Issue is, my partner is also on the trip as well and since we did her booking first under her QFF account, she was able to get business on all legs (also for 318k points capped).
For me, after her booking was completed, I was no longer able to find business seats on Legs 3, 5 and 6. It seems my partner’s booking must have been the last / only available business seat on each respective flight. Looking at the seat selections though from her account, there are some seats still available, so I’m assuming that either - Qantas’ allocation of reward seats have been exhausted or only higher status QFF members have access to those right now (we’re both Bronze).
I do have business for Legs 1, 2 and 4 though. Leg 3 is in Economy and Legs 5 and 6 are in Premium Economy. My PE seat is the closest possible to the business cabin though, so we’re still not too far from one another.
I’m not too fussed about Leg 3 being on Economy as that’s only 2hrs, but more specifically wanting to find / get business on Legs 5 and 6 as they’re longer flights. Not just that but also being together on the flight.
I have called Qantas and have received conflicting information - one consultant advised that should there be any new business classic reward seats available and if I wished to upgrade to those, I’d have to pay 50k+ points (yep, not a typo, fifty-thousand) to change even despite being already qualified under the 318k business class cap, and the other consultant mentioned that it would be “minimal points” and is calculated by the system at the time of changing.
On another forum, it was mentioned that since my award booking was 318k capped (as the highest travel class in my itinerary is business and thus the entire itinerary is then re-calculated based on that), that, assuming some new business class reward seats pop up, I should only pay a 5,000pts change fee plus the related additional taxes in $.
Just wondering if anyone has been able to get a change of travel class after their booking and if yes, what points or fees did you pay?
Thankyou in advance!