I have recently booked return flights to Dallas, Texas in the USA travelling with Qantas from Perth, with a connecting flight in Sydney.
Flights are in September 2017.
I am the only one travelling, and I have booked economy seats for the whole trip.
My wife recently let me know that she has about 300k worth of Qantas points, and I have about 45k worth of points, so between us I could -theoretically - upgrade to business for the SYD-DALLAS leg.
On the qantas site, this is about 11ok points (from memory) to go from economy to business each way.
However, when I go to ‘manage booking’ in qantas FF, it comes up as ‘unavailable’. I booked through the qantas website directly originally, and looking at the fare it appears to be an ‘O’ class, which is considered the discounted fare that ‘can’t’ be upgraded.
Any thoughts on getting around this? Cancelling the SYD-DALLAS leg and rebooking it under premium economy?
Bit of a stretch though considering I may not get the upgrade.
Hoping to get some other ideas as how I can try and use these points in this trip.
I am a poorly bronze class QFF.
Thanks for your help.