How to use Qantas points to upgrade on Cathay Pacific?

Hi All,

Just wondering if anyone has any advice on how to upgrade an economy ticket to Business Class on a Cathay Pacific flight using Qantas points.

I know I have to book the correct Economy fare, but how do you request the upgrade. Do I do it through the Qantas website using Booking Ref, do I need to call Qantas FF or is it done through Cathay website?

All comments and feedback welcomed.

Many thanks,


Hi Darren,

As far as I know, you can only upgrade QF operated flights (QF metal) with points. So I don’t think possible with CX.

Qantas Freqeuent Flyers are only ever able to request an upgrade on eligible fare types, when traveling on a Qantas marketed ticket with a QF flight number and on a Qantas aircraft. So if you’re flying with Cathay, unfortunately your Qantas points are no good when trying to upgrade.

For the future though, if you are hoping to upgrade and you are travelling on QF aircraft you need to be travelling on an economy fare type. Qantas exclude the discount and sale economy fare types, but booking classes S and upwards are upgradeable.